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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement on Finalized Public Charge Rule (August 2019)

August 12, 2019

The Administration’s New Public Charge Rule: Forcing Families to Choose Between Separation or Hunger Today the Trump administration announced that it will publish a final public charge rule, making it nearly impossible for low-income, elderly, or disabled people to legally immigrate to the Unites States, despite receiving nearly 200,000 comments opposing the cruel changes. Appleseed…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement on Mississippi Workplace Raids

August 9, 2019

The Administration is once again terrorizing and separating immigrant families. This time, they’ve raided multiple food processing plants throughout Mississippi, arresting nearly 700 people. Once again, instead of following a policy of truth, effectiveness and humanity, the Administration has opted for cruelty and family separation. While immigrant communities felt fresh fear after this past weekend’s…

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How To Make Our Immigration System More Humane and Effective

August 7, 2019

Over the last few weeks, SC Appleseed has kept you updated about the ongoing crisis at the border, from what’s happening, what you can do about it, and any further drastic changes in immigration enforcement policy. What’s lost in the news cycle is that none of this cruelty we see at the border is necessary…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Expedited Removal

July 25, 2019

En Espanol Effective July 23, 2019, President Trump dramatically expanded Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) authority to remove people from the country without judicial review through a process called “expedited removal.” What is expedited removal, and who did it apply to before this change? Expedited removal is when low-level immigration officers, without a judicial hearing…

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Join SC Appleseed in Fighting to End Detention of Immigrant Children and Families

July 16, 2019

Last week, Lights 4 Liberty Vigils were held across the country, calling to end the mass detention, family separation, and cruel conditions endured by immigrant families at the border.  At SC Appleseed, we’ve been following this situation closely, advocated at events such as Lights 4 Liberty, and organized concerned South Carolinians in opposition to these…

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Información Importante para Los Inmigrantes de SC sobre el Aumento de la Aplicación de ICE Comenzando Este Fin De Semana

July 12, 2019

Los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que, a partir de este domingo, 14 de julio de 2019, el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) comenzará acciones de cumplimiento “dirigidas” en todo el país. SC Appleseed no tiene…

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Important information for SC Immigrants about Increased ICE Enforcement starting this Weekend

July 12, 2019

U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting this Sunday, July 14, 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin increased “targeted” enforcement across the country. SC Appleseed is not aware of any specific upcoming ICE enforcement activity in SC, but we’re advising all immigrant families to consult our resources page, for more information…

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What’s Happening to Children at the Border?

June 27, 2019

Over the last few weeks, more news has broken about the inhumane conditions detained children face at different border facilities, reverting our national attention back to the true humanitarian crisis at the border—one easily forgotten, while the situation only gets worse. Many people have lost track of what’s going on, are grossly unaware about the…

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How the New Public Charge Rule Would Create More Problems…And Solve None

November 20, 2018

Last month, the Administration made public a new proposed policy, broadly expanding the forms of public assistance counted when making a “public charge” determination for those applying for permanent residence (green card) status.  Though the proposed rule has changed from the initial leaked drafts earlier in the year, the fear the administration has stoked is…

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Statement: Trump again resorts to division and distraction, instead of offering unity and real solutions.

November 2, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, President Trump held a press conference to announce a major shift in US asylum policy. In practice the shift would all but ban asylum and seems to be willfully ignorant of US and international law. Additionally, he announced that the administration intends to begin holding all immigrants—including asylum-seekers and vulnerable families—indefinitely in “tent cities”…

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