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.
As we wait on new information about the housing assistance included in the latest COVID relief bill. For now, if you're in danger of eviction due to the pandemic, you should fill out this eviction protection form and give it to your landlord.
DACA United SC is scheduling appointments to fill out initial DACA applications for South Carolina residents only. The screenings are facilitated by trained volunteers. To start your process please schedule an appointment.
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.