In the midst of the COVID pandemic, SCUWI partners have been busy responding to the many needs of the immigrant and refugee community. Some of us have been closely following the new policies of the Biden administration and the bi-partisan conversations about immigration reform, and we have had meetings with our senators andContinue reading “VISIBLE for IMMIGRANTS: SCUWI Spring 2021 Newsletter”
Our 2021 Planning Retreat: SCUWI partners met on January 22 to elect a steering committee and plan goals and objectives for the year. We also welcomed guest speaker Rep. Neal Collins, who spoke about his bill H3243 which would give access to professional licensure to DACA recipients. The steering committee for 2021 will beContinue reading “VISIBLE for IMMIGRANTS: SCUWI Winter 2021 Newsletter”
“From Hate to Welcome: Messaging to Change Hearts and Minds about Immigrants and Refugees” – Our September SCUWI meeting was a panel discussion, including experts on messaging: Jordyne Krumroy (Southern Regional Manager for “Welcoming America”), Jeff Migliozzi (Media Strategist at the Southern Poverty Law Center), Oliver Torres (Senior Outreach Paralegal at the SouthernContinue reading “VISIBLE for IMMIGRANTS: SCUWI Sept/Oct 2020 Newsletter”
“DACA: What Now?” – Our July SCUWI meeting was a panel discussion, including local and national perspectives about the way forward for DACA recipients and Dreamers. Panelists included Dina Estrada (Programs and Outreach Coordinator at the Hispanic Alliance in Upstate SC), Fernando Soto (A Latinx Journalist who founded Nuestro Estado, anContinue reading “VISIBLE for IMMIGRANTS: SCUWI July/August 2020 Newsletter”
Our First Newsletter SC United with Immigrants (SCUWI) is pleased to provide our first (brief) newsletter! We are hopeful this will help inform advocates about partner news and initiatives as well as facilitate networking. This also lets the immigrant community and our legislators know that we are united in our concern for refugeesContinue reading “VISIBLE for IMMIGRANTS: SCUWI May/June 2020 Newsletter”
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