Monthly Immigration Policy Calls: What is at Stake in the Global Refugee Crisis?

Thursday, April 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. PDT | 2:00 p.m. MDT | 3:00 p.m. CDT | 4:00 p.m. EDT


If your grantmaker network is interested in co-sponsoring our Monthly Immigration Policy Calls, please contact Caleb Beaudoin.


More people than any other time in history have been forced from their homes. Violence and persecution in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Central America, and beyond have displaced 65 million people around the globe. More than half of recognized refugees are children. The most recently announced U.S. policies have focused on restrictions on global and domestic commitments to refugees. The new administration has attempted to cut refugee admissions in half, from 110,000 a year to 50,000, and continues to expand efforts to block or intercept individuals fleeing violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle. This call will consider what role U.S. funders can play, both within the United States and internationally, in addressing the needs of displaced and vulnerable men, women, and children.



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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 provide an update on timely policy issues affecting immigrants and refugees—with an in-depth look at a topic 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.

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