Tuesday, October 1, 2013


The Lowcountry Immigration Coalition and its allies will hold a rally for comprehensive immigration reform on October 5, 2013, outside the office of Congressman Mark Sanford, 903 Port Republic Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, from Noon to 1:30.

The rally and vigil is in support of the National Day of Dignity and Respect which encourages the passage of immigration reform in the U.S. Congress with a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the Nation.

The U.S. Senate has passed such legislation calling for increased border security and a tough but fair 13-year wait for citizenship, including over $2500 in fines, a criminal background check, and the requirement to learn English.  The U.S. House of Representatives needs to allow a vote on this critical issue.

Major business entities, virtually all National and State faith communities, law enforcement, and over 67 % of South Carolinians support comprehensive immigration reform.  Participants in this peaceful rally will wear white shirts and carry signs in solidarity with the other 200 cities demonstrating that day for Immigration Dignity and Respect.


For additional information, contact, Eric Esquivel, La Isla Magazine, at 843-681-2393.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Q & A with AILA's Mary Carmen Madrid-Cost on the Dangers of Unauthorized Practice of Law

Click here to view a Q & A with AILA's Mary Carmen Madrid-Cost on the dangers of the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) or "notario" fraud. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Truth About Notarios - La Verdad Acerca de Los Notarios

The American Immigration Lawyers Association is continuing its efforts to inform the public about the dangers of "notarios," a term used to describe those who practice immigration law without a license.  While notaries have certain limited functions they may perform under state law, they are not licensed lawyers and cannot practice immigration law.  More information is available in the following languages:





See the following videos for more on this:


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Know Your Rights Video From CHIRLA

Take a look at the following video from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA):

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lowcountry Immigration Coalition, et al. v. Nikki Haley

The Lowcountry Immigration Coalition is proud to be named as a plaintiff in this important lawsuit against the draconian anti-immigrant bill legislated by the state of South Carolina. This action is one step toward reversing this unconstitutional law and reaffirms the role of the federal government as responsible for immigration policy in the United States, not the States. We further believe that this lawsuit furthers the cause of justice, equality, and the protection of civil liberties of all our Hispanic citizens.

To view the complaint, click here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

SC Immigration Legislation

The Lowcountry Immigration Coalition (LIC) will hold a public meeting on Thurs., March 10 at the Hilton Head Palmetto Electric bldg., 111 Mathews Dr., starting at 6:30 pm.  Park and enter in the rear parking lot.  Guest speaker will be Victoria Middleton, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, who will discuss the potential impact and costs of the proposed SC immigration legislation, SB 20.  LIC is a local organization seeking to educate, inform and advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and the protection of civil liberties.
For further information, contact lowcountry4U@gmail.com  or 681-4010.