Refugees

We find ourselves in a precarious moment for the right to seek asylum in the United States. While advocates continue to push for more inclusive and welcoming state and local policies for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, the fundamental right to seek safety in the U.S. continues to be at grave risk. Though last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision cleared the way for the Biden administration to rescind the inhumane Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” an array of cruel and ineffective asylum and immigration policies still stand, foremost among them Title 42.
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July 2022
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Recognizing the intensifying legal service needs of immigrant communities, GCIR and the California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) launched a study in 2019 to understand the capacity of immigration legal service providers in California and generate recommendations for philanthropic investment. This 2022 update is a supplement to the 2019-20 findings and offers recommendations to strengthen immigration legal services in California. Read the full report to learn more.
2022 Update - Immigration Legal Services in California A Time for Bold Action
May 2022
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Join Afghan American community leaders and GCIR in a conversation on what funders should know about the immediate needs of the community and how the Afghan diaspora is working to cultivate their long-term sustainability and bulid the power of the community.   
October 2021
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October 2021
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We at GCIR are heartbroken about the devastating crises unfolding in Afghanistan and Haiti. Our country can rise to our highest ideals by providing protection to those who most desperately need it and welcoming them into our communities. Read our statement with recommendations for philanthropy.
August 2021
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Join GCIR and leaders from the field for a conversation on how communities are working to both support newcomers as well as long-term residents.
July 2021
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A news article from Reuters looking at the positive impact the incoming Biden Administration may have on refugee populations around the world.
November 2020
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This webinar will consider what role philanthropy can play in responding issues that refugees face, both in the short-term and to advance long-term change. 
June 2020
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