Monthly Immigration Policy Calls: Perspectives on Sanctuary Policies

Thursday, February 16, 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



Sanctuary policies have garnered heightened media attention since the president signed an executive order on January 25 to withhold federal funding from cities that adopt such policies. What are sanctuary policies? What are the implications of the executive order? Why do many law enforcement leaders disagree with the administration's effort to withhold federal funding for sanctuary jurisdictions, and what work needs to be done to lift up their perspective? Join us for a discussion of these questions with Jonathan Blazer, Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, and Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton of Washtenaw County in Michigan. At the beginning of the call, Kerri Talbot, Partner at The VENG Group, will also provide a general policy update. 




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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. 

A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible