U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade
The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the United States was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Profiles of Latino Health: A Closer Look at Latino Child Nutrition
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is excited to share with you the launch of their 12-part series, Profiles of Latino Health: A Closer Look at Latino Child Nutrition, a new resource that shines a spotlight on the latest data and trends on the health and nutrition of Hispanic children.
"The Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to
improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos'
growing impact on the nation." This site contains comprehensive information
about the Hispanic/Latino population nationwide and also specifically the
population in South Carolina.
South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council
"The South Carolina Hispanic Leadership Council (SCHLC) is a statewide,
not-for-profit organization established by a group of leaders in the Hispanic
community to inform, advocate for, and educate both the Hispanic community and
the population at large on issues affecting Hispanics."
"Telamon-South Carolina sponsors the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP).
Targeted for services are farmworkers, and their dependents, who seek assistance
in stabilizing agricultural employment or in upgrading their educational and job
skills in preparation for non-farm work. In addition to supportive services, we
offer opportunities to attain school or occupational credentials that increase
one's labor market potential. Through agreements with training institutions,
private employers and other community resource partners, qualifying program
participants can work toward and achieve their employment objectives."
South Carolina Hispanic Outreach / Acercamiento Hispano
The organizationís mission is to:
►Promote the dignity and well-being of and to improve the quality of life for
the Hispanic/Latino Community in South Carolina.
The organization can provide international-related assistance in the following
►Translation of documents, books, and manuals
►ContraSIDA Program (Against-AIDS Program) (2004-current): This program provides
HIV education exclusively to the Hispanic community. ContraSIDA delivers
culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS prevention education,
information and testing to the Hispanic/Latino community.
The organization needs assistance in the following areas:
►Volunteers to work as interpreters and translators
►Volunteers to work in the office
South Carolina Appleseed
"SCALJC responds to the growing immigrant population in South Carolina with
advocacy efforts directed at increasing immigrantsí options in public benefits,
health care, education, employment, housing, and the justice system."
Resource Guide (pdf)
Immigration Law and Policy Information - No longer posted
Manual: A Guide to Immigrant Issues in South Carolina (pdf)