Nonprofit Leaders Add to Outpouring of Fury Over Border Policies

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nonprofit leaders added to the nationwide outrage over the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border in the days and hours leading up to President Trump’s reversal Wednesday of his administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

More than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the border since the White House announced the now-scrapped policy in early May. Images of children in cages and audio of children screaming for their parents, uncovered by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, have been met with fury.


Also, a group of grant makers is working to show donors how to develop long-term solutions to the refugee crisis. Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees has compiled a set of case studies on how 10 foundations fashioned their support of some of the world’s most vulnerable migrants. The resulting report was released to coincide with today’s World Refugee Day.