Publications

GCIR Reports

Format: 2018
2018
Approximately 18 million children of immigrants live in the United States, comprising one quarter of the total child population and nearly 42 percent of all children of color. Children of immigrants face a unique combination of challenges: barriers related to their or their family members’...
2018
In 2016, immigrants and refugees in the United States were catapulted to the center of policy debates. The United States Supreme Court issued a deadlocked decision in United States v. Texas, which halted the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the creation of Deferred...
2018
The California Immigration Snapshot, produced by GCIR in partnership with the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC, is an at-a-glance overview of the immigration landscape in the Golden State. It contains key demographic information about California’s large and diverse...
2018
2017 dealt a relentless series of policy blows to virtually every vulnerable community in the United States. Immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers were among those whose lives were upended as new policies cast suspicion on Muslims and the foreign-born; advanced aggressive and indiscriminate...
2017
​​ The risk of deportation has never been greater for immigrants, refugees, and other newcomers living in the United States, as well as those seeking protection at our borders. In this climate, understanding the deportation process and role of legal services providers is critical. Access to...
2017
Bullying, harassment, intimidation, and other hate-based incidents in schools and on college campuses have risen sharply this academic year and are increasing at an alarming rate. This disturbing trend is creating anxiety and fear for children and youth from immigrant and refugee backgrounds,...
2017
Recent federal policy changes—whether via presidential executive orders or guidance and memos from federal agencies—have left immigrants and refugees in the United States living in profound uncertainty and fear. Under these policies, immigrant children and families, regardless of their...
2017
In 2014, as the humanitarian crisis for unaccompanied children unfolded, philanthropic institutions across California mounted a swift and coordinated statewide response. Funders joined forces to create regional and statewide rapid response funds, deepened their understanding of complex...
2017
This five-page resource offers philanthropy guidance on responding to the September 5th termination and phasing out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The brief provides an overview of DACA and its impact, the implications of its rescission, and a demographic profile...
2017
This five-page brief provides analysis and recommendations that apply to any states that have experienced a natural disaster. Its focus is on two states, Texas and Florida, which have large foreign-born populations, including significant subpopulations among their foreign-born...

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