Fall Immigration Policy Changes: A Review for Funders

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. PDT | 2:00 p.m. MDT | 3:00 p.m. CDT | 4:00 p.m. EDT



The last couple months have seen several profound changes in state and federal immigration policy: Texas’ SB4 bill was partially enjoined. The White House issued a new travel ban that expands to include several new countries. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was cancelled. Temporary protected status was withdrawn for citizens of Sudan, but was extended 18 months for citizens of South Sudan. The repercussions of these shifts and others are already being felt—and will continue in the weeks and months to come to impact our nation, particularly immigrant communities and communities of color. This call will review the range of recent policy developments, consider what further changes the coming weeks and months may bring, and help participants understand the impact in their communities and beyond. The call will also include an in-depth update about policy changes impacting unaccompanied children.



Registration for this program is now closed.

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.)

Monthly Immigration Policy Calls

Held on the third Thursday of every month, GCIR's monthly policy 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.