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.
By dramatically reducing the admission cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the Trump administration seems to be abandoning the country’s long-standing commitment to helping those fleeing war and persecution.
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.
The Trump administration is considering another extreme reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
In a recent learning visit spanning the Greek archipelago — from Athens to Lesbos and Thessaloniki — our team saw what is really taking place on the ground. While the number of refugee arrivals-per-month has dropped in the past year, the challenges in responding to existing and new refugees remain.
A White House aide and ally of President Donald Trump’s most hard-line advisor, Stephen Miller, has been appointed to a position at the State Department where he would exercise influence over refugee policies, in a move that could further enable the administration’s harsh crackdown on migration.
As the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border fuels an explosive public debate, a group of grant makers is working to show donors how to develop long-term solutions to a refugee crisis that has been roiling for years.
In honor of World Refugee Day, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees (GCIR) is pleased to release Philanthropic Strategies to Support Refugees and Asylum Seekers, a report that describes recent philanthropic responses to humanitarian crises to inform action on the grave and urgent challenges now facing refugees and asylum seekers.
In response to the global refugee crisis and the U.S. government's increasingly hard-line immigration policies, foundations are taking action to support refugees and asylum seekers, a report from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees finds.