Government and Immigration

Please remember that neither Hispanic Alliance, our Legal Team, or any of the agencies listed can provide you with legal advice. If you have questions specific to your case, please call (864) 256-0760 and HA staff will connect you with a list of trusted legal professionals.

The COVID-19 outbreak has created massive changes to administrative policies and legal rights on a state and national level. Read information from SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center below (Spanish and English) to be informed of the latest updates and how they could affect you or your legal clients. Visit their website below for bilingual information on the following COVID-19 social justice issues.

  • Immigration Enforcement Policy Changes

  • Changes to SC Eviction Policies

  • Your Right to Public Utilities

  • Who can apply for unemployment insurance

  • How to access public benefits

  • How to access healthcare without insurance

  • Protecting Yourself from Scams

  • Changes to home foreclosure policies . . . and more!

Recommended by our HA Legal Team for immigration-specific legal information!

CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) promotes the rights of immigrants and provides information resources for legal professionals.  AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) is one of the highest regarded professional associations and authorities on immigration law. 

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office has written a letter to the public explaining its operations during the COVID-19 crisis. 

It is vital for organizations and businesses to know which activities are allowable during the COVID-19 outbreak. Review the most recent executive orders from SC Governor McMaster for more details. Some materials are not fully available in Spanish.

The statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures will be lifted May 15, 2020.  The court shall accept applications for ejectment, schedule hearings, issue writs or warrants of ejectment, and proceed in any other manner related to evictions.

The Mexican Consulate is urging people to avoid crossing the US/Mexico border as part of an attempt to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  Read their guidance below:

In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court will be making a decision on DACA. Stay up to date on changes, advocacy opportunities, and assistance with renewals.

P.O. Box 17934

Greenville, SC 29606

864-250-8968

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