Post-Election Policy Outlook for Immigrants and Refugees
Please contact Aryah Somers Landsberger for a copy of the presentation.
We also invite you to visit our post-election resource page for additional materials.
The 2016 presidential campaign made visible the deep and painful divisions in our nation, and the election outcome has left many immigrants and refugees—and second- and third-generation U.S. citizens—living in uncertainty and fear. Hate-based incidents from bullying to violence are on the rise, and President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to deport millions of unauthorized immigrants, cancel Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), suspend refugee resettlement from “terror-prone” countries, and block remittances as part of his border wall plan. These policies, several of which are planned for the first 100 days in office, could have a devastating impact on our economy, tear apart families, and radically reshape our communities as well as America’s position in the world.
This webinar will ground funders in the immediate concerns facing immigrant and refugee communities; provide early analyses of the policy and political landscape including the new Congress; and identify what funders what can do now to support immigrants and refugees and the organizations that serve them. With conditions on the ground changing rapidly and details on the policy front still emerging, this is the first of many webinars that GCIR and our partners will organize to keep funders informed of critical developments.
Learn more about the situation on our post-election resource page.
- Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center
- Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director & Co-Founder, United We Dream
- Kerri Talbot, Partner, Veng Group
- Shireen Zaman, Security & Rights Collaborative Director, Proteus Fund
- Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
- Change Philanthropy
- Colorado Association of Funders
- Council on Foundations
- Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
- Funders for LGBTQ Issues
- Funders' Committee for Civic Participation
- Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
- Grantmakers for Girls of Color
- Grantmakers in Health
- Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington
- Hispanics in Philanthropy
- International Human Rights Funders Group
- National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
- Neighborhood Funders Group
- Northern California Grantmakers
- Philanthropy New York
- Philanthropy Northwest
- Proteus Fund
- Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders
- Southern California Grantmakers
- San Diego Grantmakers
A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this programming possible.
Posted November 15, 2016 • Revised November 22, 2016