DACA in the Balance: Mobilizing to Protect Our Communities

Group of protestors advocating to protect DACA and DACA recipients.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:30am PST
Virtual Event
Zoom Webinar

This program has passed.


Although the recent U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision temporarily keeps the DACA program in place as it undergoes further legal scrutiny, DACA holders will not be safe until there is permanent protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship. Nearly 700,000 DACA holders, their families, and their communities across the country need a legislative solution. There is real work to be done to protect DACA recipients and prepare for the program's possible end, and immigrant justice movement leaders aren’t sitting on the sidelines. Philanthropy’s support is urgently needed to bolster the movement’s capacity during this temporary reprieve.

Join GCIR and leading voices in the immigrant justice movement for this special strategy session where we will explore what can be done to support DACA holders during this uncertain time, addressing challenges such as the mental health impacts of the constant threats to the program, potential future workforce participation challenges, and the possible loss of other benefits such as driver's licenses and in-state tuition. We will also explore the narrative, legislative, and deportation defense strategies being pursued by advocates. Participants should be prepared to strategize and plan together with other funders and field leaders in this “roll-up-your-sleeves” strategy session.



  • Undocumented in Philanthropy Network (UPN) 


Register by 9:00am Tuesday, November 8, 2022.


Thank you for your interest in this program. GCIR's webinars and funder learning opportunities are made possible through the time and expertise of presenters from the field. In the spirit of transparency, GCIR will make available the list of webinar participants to presenters upon request, unless the registrant requests to remain anonymous (to register anonymously for this program uncheck the box "show in roster").

"Defend DACA" by Molly Adams on Flickr, is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Thank You

 A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.