Immigrant Children, Youth & Families

January 2019
Program
Webinar
January BeWell Funders Call
Join the BeWell Funders' Group to discuss the chilling effect resulting from the current anti-immigrant agenda and alternative models for meeting mental health needs of the immigrant community.
January 2019
Resource
Analysis
Border Patrol Agents Dealt with More Children Under Pres. Bush
The Department of Homeland Security recently told Congress that “more children and families are being apprehended between the ports of entry than ever before.” In fact, President Bush’s administration apprehended more children with far fewer resources.
January 2019
Resource
Presentation
The Border and Beyond: Federal Immigration Policy Outlook and Philanthropic Engagement
This policy call powerpoint featured speakers discussing: A perspective from border communities, a public charge update and what is at stake in 2019 for immigrant families, and information on the federal government shutdown and legislative updates.
December 2018
News
Blog Post
By targeting SNAP, the expanded “public charge” rule could worsen food insecurity
It’s deeply concerning that the administration’s proposed expansion of the “public charge” rule targets the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the primary federal nutrition program that helps millions of low-income people and families put food on the table each month.
December 2018
News
Blog Post
Proposed public charge rule could erode health insurance coverage gains among citizen children with noncitizen parents
The proposed public charge rule is likely to discourage some immigrant families from seeking public health insurance coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their children, the majority of whom are US citizens.  
December 2018
News
Statement
W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) public charge statement
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has submitted formal comments in opposition to the proposed ‘public charge’ rule change.
November 2018
News
News Article
Temporary shelter for migrant families opens in San Diego, organizers ask for help
The San Diego Rapid Response Network recently opened a shelter in response to the federal government’s decision to end a program that helped asylum-seeking families get to their final destinations in the U.S. after they crossed the border.
November 2018
News
News Article
San Diego Rapid Response Network Offers To House People Seeking Asylum, Help With Legal Fees
The San Diego Rapid Response Network is collecting donations to help house and pay for legal services once people are released from federal custody.
November 2018
News
Blog Post
Could “public charge” reduce public preschool participation among immigrant families?
The potential impacts of expanding the regulation known as “public charge” have yet to be fully understood, but experts anticipate that young children in immigrant families—more than 90 percent of them US citizens—could be disproportionately affected.
November 2018
Resource
Funding Recommendations, Issue Brief
An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border: How Philanthropy Can Respond
This two-page issue brief covers the multi-faceted nature of the situation at the San Diego-Tijuana border, its impact on communities on both sides of the border, and how funders can support local efforts to address urgent humanitarian needs and long-term policy and systemic challenges.

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