On June 18th the Supreme Court blocked the federal administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Had the effort been allowed to move forward, over 650,000 DACA holders would have been at risk of losing their work authorizations and legal status, a particularly worrisome proposition given ICE's stated intent to deport these individuals if the program were struck down. While the Supreme Court’s decision provided a hard-won reprieve, the technical grounds on which DACA was preserved leaves the door open to future attempts to roll back the program—something the President hinted at following the ruling.
Against the backdrop of a pandemic and an increasingly acrimonious election landscape, what will advocates and service providers prioritize in the coming months? Join us for a discussion with leaders in the field who will unpack the Supreme Court’s ruling, share their advocacy and service priorities, and illuminate ways for philanthropy to support the immigrant rights movement in the battles that lie ahead.
- Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director, Alliance San Diego
- Kaki Friskics-Warren, Executive Director, Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund
- Araceli Martínez-Olguín, Supervising Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
- Javier H. Valdés, Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York
- Greisa Martinez, Deputy Executive Director, United We Dream
Register by Thursday, June 25th, 2020.
- Economic Opportunity Funders
Four Freedoms Fund
Philanthropy New York
Northern California Grantmakers
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Southern California Grantmakers
United Philanthropy Forum
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)