Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s first attempt to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), in September 2017, was unlawful. Today, 25 days after the decision, the Supreme Court will certify its judgement in the case, and—under the law—the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will have an unambiguous obligation to fully reinstate DACA.
This four-page timeline summarizes immigrant and refugee policy developments and philanthropic responses from 1990 to 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Read our post-election policy recommendations for funders, laying out critical priorities for advancing immigrant justice in 2021.
Twenty-six members of GCIR's Delivering on the Dream collaborative have signed onto this statement in support of DACA.
The recent federal court decision blocking approval of new and pending DACA applications underscores the need for a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants who call this country home. Read our statement for analysis and specific actions philanthropy can take to help the immigrant justice movement reach this goal.
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.
Find all program materials for GCIR's CIII 2021 Q1 Meeting here, including recording, summary ntoes and PowerPoint presentation.
Find all program-related materials for December's webinar, "'All Immigration is Local': Philanthropy’s Role in State and Local Advocacy" here, including presentation, recording, and other resources.
Read the GCIR 2020 Annual Report to learn more about our efforts to galvanize philanthropy to address urgent humanitarian needs, respond to injustices, and advance immigrant rights and inclusion during a year unlike any other in living memory.
This policy call powerpoint featured speakers discussing: A perspective from border communities, a public charge update and what is at stake in 2019 for immigrant families, and information on the federal government shutdown and legislative updates.
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Election Scenario Planning," including powerpoint and recording here.
Find all program-related materials for GCIR webinar, "Power Building and Immigrant Organizing in the South" here.
Thank you for everyone who attended the Bay Area Funders' Regional meeting.