Immigrant Children, Youth & Families

July 2019
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
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.
May 2019
Program
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers
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
Program
Regional Briefing
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.
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
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.
November 2018
Resource
Program Materials
Materials: Immigration Policy After the Midterms: What Can Funders Expect?
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Immigration Policy After the Midterms: What Can Funders Expect?" here, including presentation and recording.
September 2018
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
Equal Treatment: Public Perceptions of MASA Communities & Implications for Criminal Justice/Immigration Reform
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.
July 2018
News
Philanthropic News
Foundations Break Their Grant Guidelines and Speed Cash to Immigrant Needs
Private foundations, including some that have never supported immigration issues before, have dedicated millions of dollars in quick-turnaround grants to provide legal and health services for immigrant families caught up in the Trump administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policies.
July 2018
Resource
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.

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