A statement by multiple Chicago-based foundations denouncing the Trump administration's proposed changes to the "public charge" rule.
As the nation’s only philanthropic-mobilizing organization focused on moving money and power to immigrant, refugee, and asylum seeker communities, in 2022 GCIR is expanding how we engage philanthropy by formally adopting a public policy platform to heighten philanthropic awareness of, and support for, key priorities of the immigrant justice movement. Informed by input from GCIR members, immigrant justice movement leaders, and other stakeholders, 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.
A summary of some of the more important changes in the proposed "public charge" rule and how CLINIC plans to respond.
The Trump administration has launched its most far-reaching attack on immigrants to date in the guise of a seemingly innocuous regulatory change: the revised “public charge” rule. When the new rule goes into effect on October 15, barring delays due to litigation, immigrants accessing programs that help them meet basic needs, such as food, housing, and health care, can be denied a green card, and individuals deemed likely to use these programs can be denied admission to the United States.
Find all program-related materials for national webinar, "All In this Together: Public-Private Partnerships to Support Our Undocumented Neighbors" here, including powerpont and recording.
The Boston Foundation issued a statement expressing their opposition to the proposed changes to the "public charge" rule.
The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) would like to invite you to attend the launch of two policy reports and an interactive mapping website on Friday morning, October 11 on the UC Berkeley campus. This symposium brings together service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders to learn about immigrant integration resources in the Bay Area.
As Californians we know that our own well-being is tied to everyone else’s. California’s Immigrant Resilience Fund is making headlines demonstrating that we are standing together to make sure each and every one of us—native and newcomer—has resources to prevail through the outbreak. No one stands alone. We are one beloved community. Kathleen Kelly Janus, Senior Advisor to the Governor, and Daranee Petsod of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees joined NCG’s Emily Katz to explain how the fund came to be, some surprising new supporters, and what it means to have a ‘Si Se Puede’ moment (Yes, We Can!)
As Californians we know that our own well-being is tied to everyone else’s. California’s Immigrant Resilience Fund is making headlines demonstrating that we are standing together to make sure each and every one of us—native and newcomer—has resources to prevail through the outbreak.
Join us to learn about how public-private partnerships were formed and how they are structured. In this webinar, you will understand how these partnerships are leveraging expertise and resources to address urgent needs and lay the groundwork for long-term equitable recovery and rebuilding.
This month’s edition of GCIR’s Monthly Immigration Policy Calls will provide an in-depth review of this regulation, explore the meaning of ‘public charge,’ and highlight how a campaign, “Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future,” is uniting a cross-sector of key national, state, and local level organizations to protect and defend access to health care, nutrition programs, public services, and economic supports for immigrants and their families.
California has moved proactively to support immigrant families in response to restrictive federal immigration and safety net policies, but policies like the new “public charge” rule still pose risks, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rule significantly expands the criteria for determining whether applicants for permanent residency, or green cards, may be denied based on past or potential use of government benefit programs.
Please join Northern California Grantmakers and experts to hear about best practices for supporting people with the least access to resources: 1) people with disabilities, 2) immigrants and farm workers, 3) low-income residents, and 4) older adults and seniors.
This four-page timeline summarizes immigrant and refugee policy developments and philanthropic responses from 1990 to 2020.