The Trump administration announced on September 5, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated in March 2018, throwing the futures of nearly 800,000 immigrants into uncertainty. In its five years as policy, DACA allowed DACAmented immigrants to live free from the threat of deportation, step up as leaders and members of their communities, and pursue the American Dream. How are DACAmented immigrants, as well as their supporters and allies, responding to this policy setback? What legislative options and trade-offs are being contemplated? What immediate and long-term needs and strategies should philanthropy prioritize? Join us for this timely briefing.
- Kamal Essaheb, Director of Policy & Advocacy, National Immigration Law Center
- The Rev. Mary K. "Kaki" Friskics-Warren, Executive Director, Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Foundation
- Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director and Co-Founder, United We Dream
- Tom K. Wong, Associate Professor of Political Science, Immigration Politics and Policy, University of California, San Diego
- Rebecca Carson, Team Manager, Open Society Foundations [moderator]
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.)
- DACA's Termination: What Funders Need to Know in the Immediate Term, GCIR, September 2017.
- What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends?, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, August 28, 2017.
- DACA Recipients' Economic and Educational Gains Continue to Grow, Center for American Progress, August 28, 2017.
- DACA Update: Five Things You Should Know, National Immigration Law Center, August 25, 2017.
- Potential Scenarios: Legal Threats to DACA, National Immigration Law Center, July 31, 2017.
- Beyond Deferred Action: Long-Term Immigration Remedies Every Undocumented Young Person Should Know About, Educators for Fair Consideration, November 2016.
Resource Portals & Tools
- Dreamer Intake Service, Educators for Fair Consideration
- Stories in Defense of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, National Immigration Law Center.
- Resources (economic), Immigrants Rising
- Elevating the Soul: Guidelines for Regeneration During Impact Moments, UndocuHealing Project
- #UndocuJoy, Define American