Monthly Immigration Policy Calls: What to Expect in the First 100 Days

Thursday, January 19, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. PST | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. MST | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST


As the new administration takes office and Congress begins its opening session, two national policy experts, Kerri Talbot and John Feehery, will provide their unique perspectives on possible federal immigration policy developments in the first 100 days and beyond. At the local level, the new administration’s plans to increase deportations has spurred efforts to, among other things, enhance immigration legal services capacity. Funders will discuss their rationale and approach for addressing this critical need—and begin a conversation on funding strategies in today’s unpredictable policy environment. The discussion will be moderated by Aryah Somers Landsberger.


As a result of this call, participating funders will:

  • Learn the latest about the policies expected from the new presidential administration and the new Congress
  • Learn about strategies for building local legal services capacity and hear examples of how philanthropic leaders are planning to respond




Registration is now closed.

Monthly Immigration Policy Calls:

As immigration policy becomes increasingly challenging and dynamic, GCIR is pleased to assume responsibility for the monthly policy calls that Geri Mannion of the Carnegie Corporation of New York has organized for the past few years. Held on the third Thursday of every month, these calls will provide the latest updates on timely policy issues affecting immigrants and refugees—and explore an issue that is particularly relevant or pressing for philanthropy. At critical junctures, we will also produce written policy updates and resource materials to deepen funders’ understanding of key developments and their implications for philanthropy. Please contact Aryah Somers Landsberger, director of programs, with your suggestions on topics, speakers, and resources to share. 

Calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)


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