... Young Center Child Advocates spent eight hours in a Texas immigration courtroom with children who are in federal custody awaiting release ... custody. The agency has done so over the objection of the Immigration Judge’s Union, which is also calling for the cessation of ...
March 16, 2020
... of Homeland Security would create a harsh new standard for immigration officials to decide whether to let immigrants lawfully in the ... legal entry come and rejoin family. Under the proposed rule, immigration officials could turn away lawfully residing immigrants seeking to ...
September 27, 2018
... congressional proposals could drastically cut family-based immigration and limit access to crucial tax credits, lowering immigrant parents’ take-home pay. In addition, increased immigration enforcement measures have already created a chilling effect, making ...
September 12, 2017
As coronavirus fears sweep the nation, people are taking cautionary measures against the disease it causes, Covid-19, but low-income immigrant communities are not always able to make such accomodations.
March 13, 2020
... using public benefits.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rule dramatically expands the circumstances under ... the new standards, replacing guidelines in place since 1999, immigration officials will look at factors including the person’s age, ...
August 14, 2019
... a full 71 percent of people detained by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are held in privatelyoperated ...
Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter signed by 90 bipartisan mayors from 29 states and the District of Columbia to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen calling on her to drop the proposed expansion of the “public charge” rule
October 10, 2018
This policy brief proposes a new instructional model that maintains a central focus on English acquisition while also building the critical skills and systems knowledge important for long-term integration success.
Find the recording of the webinar, "Creating Opportunities for Opportunity Youth and Young Adults: How Grantmakers Can Capitalize on Federal Workforce Policies to Invest in Immigrants" here.
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... providers, and funders in rejecting this harmful immigration policy that departs from longstanding immigration policy in place for nearly two decades. The final rule in ...
August 15, 2019
... who are ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status. Currently, HUD allows families to live together in ... ...
Housing, Faith, Civil Rights, Social Justice, and Immigration Leaders Rally to Oppose HUD Rule That Would Separate Families or ...
May 10, 2019
... play an important role in shaping fair and humane immigration policies and in promoting the integration of immigrants and ... our society.
Inform funders about a diverse range of immigrant and refugee-related issues, policies, and ...
Learn more about The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund’s (“BCBF”) newest initiative, the ...
This four-minute video features GCIR board members talking about the role the organization played in addressing the needs, uplifting the ...
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This two-page infographic covers major policy developments for immigrants and refugees between 1990 and 2015, as well as the efforts over that time period by GCIR, our members, and partners.
The face of Texas is changing. Over the past two decades, a rising foreign-born population has reshaped the Lone Star state. This infographic considers some of the most dramatic changes--and impacts--that have occurred in the state.
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Preparing for the DACA Decision: What Can Philanthropy Do?" here, including recording and a DACA Response Initative by Four Freedoms Fund.
In these tumultuous times when people the world over are experiencing fear, distress, and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, GCIR is leaning into our core values to guide how we mobilize philanthropy to support immigrant families and communities in the United States. We believe this moment calls for philanthropy to lead with courage to advance an inclusive, equitable, and holistic response. Philanthropic action must not only address urgent needs but reflect a vision that all Americans, no matter where they were born, are united with one another in the face of this devastating public health crisis.
... justice will be attained when all people, inclusive of all immigration statuses, have the economic, social and political power and means to make decisions about their bodies, sexuality, health and families. Public charge goes against ...