Immigrant Children, Youth & Families

February 2019
Program
Partner Program
Los Angeles Justice Fund: Reflections on Impact and Vision for the Future
Join the discussion on the Los Angeles Justice Fund: Reflections on Impact and Vision for the Future.
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.
October 2018
Resource
Analysis
Did a 2015 Flores Court Ruling Increase the Number of Families Arriving at the Southwest Border?
This analysis considers the Trump administration's claims that the 2015 Flores settlement agreement led to an increase in the number of families arriving at the United States’ southwest border.
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.
July 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
Trump’s Family Incarceration Policy Threatens Healthy Child Development
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.
July 2018
Resource
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
This report, by professor Tom Wong for the Center for American Progress, shows that policies of family separation and increased family detention have not deterred immigration at the southwest border. 
June 2018
Program
Webinar
Child Hugging Father
Since October 2017, the U.S. government has forcibly separated more than 2,300 children—including hundreds who are under four years old—from their parents as they arrive on our southern border seeking refuge. Join us for 1.5-hour call to hear from a panel of experts on the current situation, explore the impact of these policies on families and children, and learn about GCIR’s recommendations on how philanthropy can respond.
June 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Family Incarceration is Not the Solution: Proven Alternatives to Mass Incarceration of Families
This factsheet looks at the family case management program as a lower-cost alternative to family incarceration.

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