The first quarter of the year is not quite over, yet seemingly every week has brought major developments in the immigration policy sphere. This month alone, the Department of Justice sued California over three recently passed 'sanctuary' laws, USCIS removed 'nation of immigrants' from their mission, and the March 5 deadline for Dreamers passed without a bill. Meanwhile, administrative changes have shifted asylum interviewing and review processes, while the Supreme Court ruled that detained immigrants have no right to a bond hearing under a 1996 immigration law. This call will review the significant shifts of the past several months, with a focus on the tensions between federal immigration enforcement and local government responses. Join us to get up to speed on recent policy developments and learn how funders can respond.
- Joshua Breisblatt, Senior Policy Analyst, American Immigration Council
- Kerri Talbot, Policy Director, D.C. Immigration Hub
- Erica Williams, Director of State Policy Initiatives, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Aryah Somers Landsberger, Director of Programs, GCIR [moderator]
Assumption Of Risk: Legal Liabilities For Local Governments That Choose To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws, National Immigrant Justice Center, March 7, 2018.
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.)