As we recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, many of the essential workers who put food on our tables, keep us healthy, and care for our loved ones continue to be at risk of exploitation. Many foreign-born essential workers, particularly those on temporary worker visas or those lacking work authorization, are victims of wage theft or survivors of human trafficking with few options for leaving those abusive circumstances. Perpetrators traffic individuals into agriculture, restaurant, factory, construction, domestic, and other work, industries in which enforcement of labor protections needs vast improvement.
A news article from CNN looking at the impact the Trump Administration's revisions to the naturalization exam could have on future immigrants seeking citizenship in the United States.
In the middle of this pandemic, there is a lot of misinformation and fear being spread in regards to seeking medical assistance. If you feel sick, with symptoms of fever and dry cough, do not be afraid to seek medical assistance and call a doctor first.
The Trump administration must begin accepting new applications for the Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, a federal judge ruled Friday, July 17, 2020.
Join the Four Freedoms Fund and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees for a discussion with leaders from these movements and the release of a report with recommendations for philanthropy.
We find ourselves in a precarious moment for the right to seek asylum in the United States. While advocates continue to push for more inclusive and welcoming state and local policies for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, the fundamental right to seek safety in the U.S. continues to be at grave risk. Though last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision cleared the way for the Biden administration to rescind the inhumane Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” an array of cruel and ineffective asylum and immigration policies still stand, foremost among them Title 42.
Register for Economic Opportunity Funder's second program of the post-election virtual funder learning series.
As the nation’s only philanthropic-mobilizing organization focused on moving money and power to immigrant, refugee, and asylum seeker communities, GCIR's public policy platform is intended to heighten philanthropic awareness of, and support for, key priorities of the immigrant justice movement. Informed by GCIR staff analysis and input from immigrant justice movement leaders, our policy agenda aims to address the challenges that deny individuals the freedom to stay, move, work, transform, and thrive, including racial capitalism and militarism. Our policy agenda also reflects potential solutions identified by the immigrant justice movement for addressing these challenges.
California Dignity for Families Fund grantees.
This two-page infographic looks at the foreign-born population in Texas, including legal status, regions of birth, geographic locations in the state, workforce and economic contributions, and other factors.
Find all program-related materials for GCIR and HIP's webinar, "Regional Border Response to Emerging Migration and Humanitarian Needs Day I" here, including recording.
This resource presents examples of approaches educational institutions and non-profit organizations are taking across diverse regions and contexts to address immediate concerns; respond to emerging needs; and provide a supportive space.
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar, "Transforming the Funding Landscape for the Immigrant Justice Movement" here, including the recording, PowerPoint, and other materials.
Learn more about the HCIDLA Angeleno Card.
Soon after the U.S. government’s hasty and chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer, the United States received over 80,000 Afghan evacuees, many of whom were at added risk due to their association with the U.S. government during the two-decade war. Ninety percent of these migrants entered the country on humanitarian parole (HP), which allows them to live and work in the U.S. for two years, but does not provide a path to permanent residency, leaving them in legal limbo. The Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA), would allow Afghans with humanitarian parole to apply for permanent legal status and would expand the categories of Afghans eligible for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs).
This 20-page report considers the impacts and opportunities presented by the growing number of immigrants in Oregon and Washington. The report includes overviews of newcomers’ impacts on the two states’ demographics, economics, and educational systems; a review of national policy implications for immigrants in the region; and a set of funding recommendations for local, state, regional, and national funders.
Foundations can demonstrate their values and support immigrants and their communities by joining the movement to divest and reinvest.