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.
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 200 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto this joint GCIR statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.
The Trump administration plans to make it more difficult for immigrants to use a broad range of programs in the health and human service safety net.
Grant makers are gearing up early to counter Trump administration policies surrounding the 2020 census and raising concerns that the White House plans and a general rise in an anti-immigrant sentiment could distort the results of the crucial once-a-decade population count.
In a recent piece on the declining fortunes of the Council on Foundations, we looked at how the philanthropy sector has changed as it's grown.
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.