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DACA Ninth Anniversary Stories: Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez

June 30, 2021

As we look back at nine years of DACA, we met with Dreamers to hear their stories and concerns about the future as the discussion continues to evolve. This week we sat down with Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez to hear about his journey. Jonatan is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who currently lives in…

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Public Charge Is Over

March 10, 2021

The harsh and confusing public charge rules that were finalized last year were repealed yesterday! This means that immigrant families can continue to access the health, nutrition, and housing programs their family is eligible for, without worrying that it might hurt their chances to adjust immigration status.   Weeks ago, South Carolina Appleseed joined 500…

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DACA FAQ (12/7/2020)

September 15, 2020

en español What is DACA? Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, is a program that gives protection from deportation to young immigrants who came to the US as children and meet certain requirements but has to be renewed every year and pay a fee. Who can apply for DACA status? You can…

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Public Charge Rule Blocked Nationwide by Two Federal Court Injunctions

August 4, 2020

En Español On July 29, 2020, a federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules, recognizing the rules threaten public health during COVID-19 because they make immigrant families fearful to access testing, treatment, and other resources their families need to stay healthy. This court order prevents the Department of…

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SC Appleseed Statement on Trump’s Anti-immigrant Census Executive Order

July 21, 2020

Español Abajo Today, Tuesday, July 21st, President Trump issued an executive order in an attempt to block some immigrants and discourage others from being counted in the 2020 Census. Particularly the memo seeks to limit non-citizens from being included in the population numbers used for reapportionment. The order is a blatant attempt to bypass the…

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Here To Stay.

June 18, 2020

South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement About Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

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SC Appleseed and DACA United SC Celebrate the Eighth Anniversary of the Highly Successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

June 18, 2020

en Español Media Contacts: Louise Pocock, Immigration Policy Attorney, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, [email protected],‪ ‪803-630-1375 Aylin Gomez, Community Organizer for Immigration Policy at SC Appleseed, and member of DACA United SC, [email protected], 864-375-8163 South Carolina (June 18, 2020) – This week, South Carolina Appleseed and DACA United SC are celebrating the eight-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for…

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South Carolina Appleseed Statement On the Anniversary of DACA

June 15, 2020

En Espanol Today, we step back to commemorate the eight-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was originally created through executive order in 2012 under the Obama Administration, after Congress failed to pass legislation to help those brought to this country without documentation at a young age. DACA allows those…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Letter to the South Carolina Congressional Delegation

May 18, 2020

For a PDF version of this file click here. RE:     Federal policy recommendations to ensure future COVID-19 relief efforts include South Carolina’s Immigrant Families Dear Honorable United States Senators and Representatives of South Carolina: South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center writes to urge South Carolina’s Congressional Delegation to ensure that future federal COVID-19 relief efforts…

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Public Charge: What You Should Know

February 19, 2020

Versión en español Below are some informational slides provided by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Public Charge goes into affect on Monday, February 24:

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