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.
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
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.
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.
This four-page timeline summarizes immigrant and refugee policy developments and philanthropic responses from 1990 to 2020.
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "A Threat to Health and Wellbeing: Public Charge's Expected Impact and How Philanthropy Can Respond" here, including presentation and recording.
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.