What is the BRIDGE Act?

February 1, 2017

The BRIDGE Act* is bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL). If passed, the BRIDGE Act would allow individuals who are eligible— along with those who have already received relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—to remain in the United States without the daily threat of deportation. At…

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I send Tomás to…you.

January 12, 2017

Last week, Senator Lindsey Graham and a bipartisan coalition of legislators filed the BRIDGE* Act, which would continue the protections of the highly successful DACA program and provide protections to immigrants who arrived in the US as children.  We need you to contact Sen. Tim Scott to ask him to support this legislation alongside Sen. Graham.…

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What happens when youths go to the United States Immigration Court

October 27, 2016

This video explains all of the parts of going to immigration court for unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the border without their parents. Por favor ver este video en español aquí: ( para saber más sobre lo que debe esperar para su fecha de corte.  

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DACA Program Update: Extended Renewal Wait Times

August 29, 2016

Stay Ahead of the Game! DACA renewal wait times are now around six months. (Español abajo) South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center received word last week that beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are having to wait approximately six (6) months to receive their renewed documents from the United States Citizenship…

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In His Own Words – DACA's 4th Anniversary

August 25, 2016

Monday of last week marked the 4th Anniversary of the date when the first applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) were submitted on August 15, 2012. The DACA program, first announced by President Obama in June 2012, gives immigrant youth who were between the ages of 15 and 31 who came to the…

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2016 SC Appleseed Legislative Wrap Up

June 17, 2016

Coverage of the 2016 legislative session focused on a small number of high profile issues, but all the while here at South Carolina Appleseed we were working on several lesser known but very important bills which were enacted into law. These laws are not only great public policy; they will also help the communities we…

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Information about ICE Raids impacting Central Americans with deportation orders/Información sobre las redadas de ICE que impactan a Centroamericanos que tienen órdenes de deportación

May 16, 2016

With the recent news of the Obama administration’s plan to conduct more Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations in the near future, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center wants to remind immigrants and their allies of the following points: One is only at risk of being picked up by ICE if they either a) missed…

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Update on the lawsuit over DAPA and expanded DACA

April 18, 2016

In November 2014 the President announced two programs to help immigrants.  One was Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the other an expanded version of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Both programs would help long term immigrants living in the US, who do not have criminal records and…

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The Land of Opportunity

January 22, 2016

This is part two of a two part series entitled, “What Motivates Immigration to the United States from Mexico and Central America”. Read part one. People from around the world have immigrated to the United States. Sometimes to flee violence, to avoid persecution for how they look, their religion or to be able to provide a…

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Immigrants Running For Their Lives.

January 14, 2016

This is part one of a two part series entitled, “What Motivates Immigration to the United States from Mexico and Central America”. I M A G I N E living in a place that you feel threatened every time you walk out your front door; where when you walk outside, you can expect to see dead…

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