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21 May 2019

First Responders at the Border: The Vital Role and Untapped Potential of a Reception System for Families and Asylum Seekers

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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This GCIR webinar will be a virtual roundtable of organizations working along the border and litigating the key issues arising for families seeking asylum.

18 Apr 2019

Through the Eyes of Children

Thursday, April 18, 2019 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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This webinar will delve deeper into how family separation has been experienced by and through the eyes of children, and how those working closest with children are working to give voice to their trauma and create accountability for harm.

21 Mar 2019

Asylum Under Attack: The Dismantling of the System and What Philanthropy Can Do

Thursday, March 21, 2019 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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This webinar will explore key highlights from an analysis commissioned by GCIR and the Four Freedoms Fund on challenges to the asylum system and opportunities for intervention.

21 Feb 2019

Black History Month: Diversity and Strength of the Black Immigrant Community in the U.S.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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In honor of Black History Month, this month’s policy call will celebrate the diversity and strength of the black immigrant community in the U.S., as well as delve deeper into the experience of black immigrants, refugees, and asylumseekers.

15 Nov 2018

Immigration Policy after the Midterms: What Can Funders Expect?

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Immigration was front and center in the lead-up to the midterms, including contentious debates on birthright citizenship, the migrant caravan, and protections for asylum seekers. What will the election results mean for federal immigration policy?

18 Oct 2018

What Funders Need to Know About "Public Charge:" An Analysis of the Published Rule and How Funders Can Take Action

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Join this webinar to learn more about the "public charge" rule, comments against the rule, and opportunities for funders to engage and mitigate the impacts of the proposal.

20 Sep 2018

Taking Stock and Gearing Up: Immigration Policy and the Role of Philanthropy in Building Stronger Communities

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Don’t miss GCIR’s first post-summer Monthly Immigration Policy Call, during which we will take stock of key immigration-related developments and explore questions that funders should be considering right now and in the year ahead.

16 Aug 2018

What’s Next for the Families Separated by U.S. Policy—and How Are Those Policies Evolving?

Thursday, August 16, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
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This webinar will delve deeper into how this crisis is developing for families and explore what is next—and how philanthropy can continue to play a critical role in the response to support families. Our panel of experts will report on how the administration’s policy is evolving, and what we might expect in the coming months.

19 Jul 2018

What Funders Need to Know About Immigration Detention: A Primer on the U.S. System

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
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Join this webinar to learn how the detention system works, who operates the facilities, what is known about the conditions, and how philanthropy is engaging in this area. The program will also include an update on family separation and detention.

21 Jun 2018

Report in Focus: Revving up the Deportation Machinery: Enforcement and Pushback under Trump

Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm
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In the first eight months of the Trump administration, arrests and deportations of immigrants rose 40 percent versus the year before. Yet it may not last. A new report from Migration Policy Institute finds it is “unlikely” the current level of removals will continue.

17 May 2018

Family Separation Policies and Access to Justice in Detention Systems

Thursday, May 17, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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This policy call considered the administration’s efforts to deny access to justice to immigrants in detention and a recent surprising policy reversal, as well as the long-term view of how denial of access to justice can impact conditions of confinement for immigrants separated from their children and families.

19 Apr 2018

A Guide to the New 'Public Charge' Rules: What is Public Charge and How Can Organizations and Funders Respond to Support Family and Child Well-Being

Thursday, April 19, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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This month’s edition of GCIR’s Monthly Immigration Policy Calls will provide an in-depth review of this regulation, explore the meaning of ‘public charge,’ and highlight how a campaign,  “Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future,” is uniting a cross-sector of key national, state, and local level organizations to protect and defend access to health care, nutrition programs, public services, and economic supports for immigrants and their families.

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18 Jan 2018

Monthly Immigration Policy Call: What Will the New Year Bring?

Thursday, January 18, 2018 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Our nation has just completed an incomparable year. A wave of restrictionist policies, championed by some and unthinkable to others, have disrupted families and communities, schools and businesses across the nation. In the wake of these changes, what will the New Year hold?

16 Nov 2017

Temporary Protected Status: What Is at Stake for 320,000 Residents and their Families?

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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For our November policy call, we will feature our topline policy updates followed by an in-depth discussion about TPS holders, the impact of current policies on TPS families, and what is on the horizon.

14 Sep 2017

Dreams in Limbo: A Look at the Future of DACA, Young Immigrants, and How Funders Can Respond

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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Join us this timely briefing to hear how Dreamers and their communities, as well as supporters and allies, are responding to the cancellation of DACA.

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