Since last September, the U.S. government has operated accelerated dockets in ten cities to handle the rising number of cases of families in immigration court.
Fueled by xenophobia, racism, and hate, the current administration has sought from day 1 to dismantle America’s historical role as a beacon of hope and a land of refuge.
In its third year, BridgeBuilder™ seeks ideas addressing urgent and emergent needs among people on move — a global population deeply impacted by a lack of peace, prosperity, and sound environmental conditions.
This edition of the Business of Giving features Jina Krause-Vilmar, CEO of Upwardly Global. The nonprofit helps integrate refugees, people who have been granted asylum, and special immigrant visa holders into the U.S. work force.
A number of funders—both legacy heavy hitters and smaller foundations—are engaged in the Central American region, focused on alleviating some of these root causes of migration.
The Trump administration’s goal has been clear: It wants as few people as possible coming to the United States without papers. And if they do come, it wants to deport them as quickly as possible. That goal might finally be within their grasp.
This op-ed by GCIR President Daranee Petsod looks at the policy challenges for immigrants and refugees over the past year and how foundations can respond.