Immigrant Children, Youth & Families

Join GCIR to learn from leaders in the immigrant rights movement on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic about how philanthropy must significantly increase grantmaking dollars, shift grantmaking practices, embrace risk, and assert leadership to meet the challenges of this moment.
April 2020
Supporting Immigrants During the COVID-19 Crisis
The Marguerite Casey Foundation's recent grantmaking for the border crisis includes uplifting what the community raises as necessity, rather than what grantmakers believe is necessary.
Inside-Philanthropy-Logo: A Foundation Takes a Grassroots Approach to the Growing Border Crisis
August 2019
News Article
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
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
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention" here, including presentation and recording.
Materials: A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention
July 2019
Program Materials
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
This webinar will delve deeper into how family separation has been experienced by and through the eyes of children, and how those working closest with children are working to give voice to their trauma and create accountability for harm.
April 2019
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Two smiling girls at a desk in a classroom with two more students behind them. Posted in conjunction with GCIR's webinar, Monthly Immigration Policy Call: April.
Find the recording of the webinar, "National Emergency Declaration: Implications for the Rule of Law and Our Democracy" here.
Materials: National Emergency Declaration 03.18.19
March 2019
Program Materials
This issue brief outlines the Trump adminstration's policies regarding family detention and the negative effects of these policies on the health and well-being of immigrant children and their parents.
Trump’s Family Incarceration Policy Threatens Healthy Child Development
July 2018
Issue Brief
This journal article explores what happens to these children once they are separated from their families by examining the nature of the services and programs provided while they are in temporary foster care.
Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border
May 2018
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