Immigrant Children, Youth & Families

Since last September, the U.S. government has operated accelerated dockets in ten cities to handle the rising number of cases of families in immigration court.
Migration Policy Institute logo, which features their name spelled out under their acronym and a green logo block. Posted to accompany their commentary, As the Trump Administration Seeks to Remove Families, Due-Process Questions over Rocket Dockets Abound
July 2019
Commentary
News
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
Fueled by xenophobia, racism, and hate, the current administration has sought from day 1 to dismantle America’s historical role as a beacon of hope and a land of refuge.
GCIR logo, which shows the acronym in white letters in an orange circle with the name spelled out to the right.
July 2019
Blog Post
News
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
Program
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.
An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border: How Philanthropy Can Respond
November 2018
Funding Recommendations, Issue Brief
Resource
This webinar highlights critical research from the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding in their recent report, Equal Treatment. The goal of the webinar is to articulate the connections between criminalization of MASA communities by law enforcement and broader criminal justice/immigration enforcement practices.
September 2018
Co-Sponsored Program
Equal Treatment: Public Perceptions of MASA Communities & Implications for Criminal Justice/Immigration Reform
Program
This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
July 2018
Report
Resource
This report profiles the experiences of five asylum-seeking families who are divided by detention. It provides a preliminary analysis of how this separation occurs, and the impact this separation can have on families’ well-being and ability to access humanitarian protection.
Divided by Detention: Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
August 2016
Report
Resource
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