Publications

Reports, Etc.

Format: 2018
2008
Organizing and providing legal assistance to migrant and guest workers poses a challenge to lawyers and activists on both sides of the U.S. and Mexican border.  Many workers are unaware of the living and working conditions they may encounter working in America, and they often do not know their...
2008
Integration Potential of California's Immigrants and Their Children: New Estimates of Potential New Voters at the State, County, and Legislative District Levels. This report provides never-before-published estimates of naturalized citizens, naturalization-eligible citizens, and U.S.-citizen...
2008
This article details the steps taken by PICO affiliate North Valley Sponsoring Committee in 2001 to help immigrants become citizens in Northern California.  Following their success, their program was emulated in Los Angeles.  It is now being adapted again in five Bay Area counties in...
2008
Cross-cultural and interfaith alliances are key components of the PICO experience. However, as microcosms of society, cross-sector tensions can seep into their member congregations, stirring debate and creating moments of frustration. This article explores the steps some PICO affiliates in...
2008
With an estimated 14 million refugees and asylees worldwide, this installment focuses on their dilemma. Plight of Refugees and Asylees Warrants Greater Philanthropic Attention examines the post-9/11 challenges facing these populations and provides funding recommendations for grantmakers. Profiles...
2008
Karen Musalo, director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and the Human Rights Clinic at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, makes a case for why the United States should grant refugee status to immigrant women who suffer human rights violations, such as female...
2008
This article details how two funders joined forces to introduce immigrant leaders to foundations across New Hampshire and explains how a publication profiling 10 newcomers permeated the community in ways no one had ever anticipated.
2008
In this publication, GCIR profiles Making Connections Oakland (MCO) a comprehensive initiative that helps newcomers gain an economic foothold and become full participating members of society. The program was designed to build united neighborhoods and stronger families through strategies that...
2007
This is an E-newsletter GCIR published that captured news articles, opinions and editorials, and analyses following the U.S. Senate debate on the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1348). Due to the fast tempo of the issue, this publication only provided a snapshot of the issues...
2007
This report examines the patterns, trends, and gaps in the philanthropic support of immigrants and refugees among Minnesota foundations. Recent demographic trends make immigration a front-burner issue for the state. During the 1990s alone, Minnesota's foreign-born population doubled. The...

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