Asylum Seekers

Philanthropy can also support messaging and communications strategies that shift public perceptions about asylum and drive welcoming narratives. The recommendations highlighted below reflect core values of dignity, justice and belonging, as well as ongoing conversations with a broad range of community-based organizations in Mexico and the U.S, nationally and locally. There is a deep sense of urgency in the NGO community to be prepared.
February 2021
Funding Recommendations
Resource
A news article from Reuters looking at the positive impact the incoming Biden Administration may have on refugee populations around the world.
November 2020
News Article
News
Amidst travel restrictions and other government responses to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of March 17, 2020, temporarily suspended refugee resettlement departures—the actual travel of a refugee from their initial country of asylum to the country where they will be resettled. In addition to travel disruptions, the UNHCR cited concerns that refugees would be placed at a higher risk of contracting and transmitting the virus if they continued to travel as reasons behind their decision.
April 2020
News Article
News
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) invites their members to contribute to their COVID-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund, which will provide emergency mini-grants to frontline organizations responding to the immediate needs of migrants and refugees to respond to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hispanics in Philanthropy logo
March 2020
Response Fund
News
Al Otro Lado, a legal services organization, is seeking donations to provide 30-50 laptops to allow them to continue some operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Al Otro Lado logo
March 2020
Memo
News
Report on asylum and conditions in immigration detention based on analysis of the experiences of over 7,000 asylum-seeking families, totaling 17,000 people, including 7,900 children aged five years old or younger.
The U.S. Immigration Policy Center logo, which features their name spelled out on the right on two lines, with the last two letters bolded, and a globe on the left with a pencil outlining the United States. Accompanies their report, Seeking Asylum: Part 1.
August 2019
Report
Resource
Join us for a conversation on unprecedented challenges presented by record breaking numbers of asylum-seeking families at the southern California border, and on-the-ground updates from leaders at the local, state, national levels.
July 2019
Co-Sponsored Program
Program
This brief analyzes challenges being erected at every stage of the U.S. asylum process and the key leverage points for philanthropy.
Dismantling of the U.S. Asylum System and Points of Leverage for Philanthropy
March 2019
Issue Brief
Resource
This memorandum synthesizes interviews with key advocate stakeholders to identify the current challenges facing the U.S. asylum system, asylum seekers, and advocates for asylum seekers, and strategic leverage points and funding opportunities for grantmakers.
March 2019
Report
Resource

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