Asylum Seekers

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
Join us to for a funders-only call to learn about how members of FRAS are supporting refugee and asylum seeker communities.
June 2019
Webinar
The Funders for Refugees and Asylum Seekers logo, which features the acronym in white letters in an aquamarine circle, with the full name to the right, spelled out in the same color on a white background. Posted in conjunction with GCIR's webinar, FRAS Funder Update Call.
Program
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Funders for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Update Call" here.
Materials: Funders for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Update Call
June 2019
Program Materials
Resource
This GCIR webinar will be a virtual roundtable of organizations working along the border and litigating the key issues arising for families seeking asylum.
May 2019
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers
Program
This in-person program will feature the lived experiences of experts from various communities impacted by family separation, as well as reflections from funders involved in philanthropic responses.
May 2019
Regional Briefing
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