While the last four years have been devastating for immigrant, refugee, and asylum seeker communities, the transition to a new administration in 2021 will not automatically result in bold new immigration reform or even a comprehensive unwinding of the hundreds of policy attacks perpetrated by the current administration. While President-Elect Biden has committed to undoing some of the most egregious Trump-era actions such as the Muslim Ban, the public charge policy change, and termination of DACA, immigrant rights advocates and providers have a much broader policy and infrastructure agenda for supporting the community. Movement leaders are eager to pivot from crisis response to advancing a welcoming and inclusive vision for the nation. At the same time, they recognize they will be operating in an environment of competing priorities and with an advocate and provider community increasingly burdened by fatigue. Join GCIR and leading organizations for a discussion on the key immigration priorities, strategies, and needs heading into 2021 and how philanthropy can build on investments in recent years to promote success in the first 100 days of the Biden administration and beyond. GCIR’s recommendations for philanthropy will also be released during the program.
- Sameera Hafiz, Policy Director, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
- Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Policy Counsel, American Immigration Council
- Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, Executive Director, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
- Alexandra Suh, Executive Director, KIWA Workers for Justice
- Rovika Rajkishun, Interim Co-Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
Register by COB Monday, December 7, 2020.