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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                                                                                                                                  "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
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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 areas:
►Translation of documents, books, and manuals
►Workforce development
►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 Justice Center
"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."


Additional Resources:

Immigrant Resource Guide (pdf)
Immigration Law and Policy Information - No longer posted
Immigration Manual: A Guide to Immigrant Issues in South Carolina (pdf)
 

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