Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar "The Future of Immigration Legal Services: A Time For Bold Action" here, including program recording and powerpoint.
As Covid-19 vaccination rates increase and infections plummet, our society is reopening and a feeling of normalcy is returning for many of us. But those hit hardest by the pandemic, including immigrants and people of color, are returning to communities devastated by a disproportionately high death toll, rampant job loss, and the compounding traumas of the past four years, including hostile immigration policies, toxic rhetoric, surging hate crimes, and a massive racial reckoning. Not everyone has the privilege of returning to normal, and, even before the pandemic, “normal” was not working for everyone.
In this session, participants will hear from three different nonprofit partners to gain deeper insight into the intersection of law and immigrant justice, the role of litigation in advancing a broader social and racial justice agenda, and will explore concrete ways philanthropy can invest in litigation strategies to advance the interests of immigrant communities.
Join the Institute for Local Government and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees for this special session. Drawing on demographic information and a recent research project, panelists will discuss key legal service needs in the state and how government and philanthropic investments can support community members working toward stabilizing their immigration status.
Join our panelists as they discuss how their work serves to build the broader narrative of immigrant justice whereby we honor every person’s human dignity, including immigrants.
Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While the decision was made on procedural grounds and not on the merits of the program, it nevertheless provides a reprieve for 650,000 immigrants and their families, including more than 250,000 U.S.-citizen children.
Join this briefing with Black migrant leaders and funders to learn more about the growing number of Black migrants in the U.S. and the unique and urgent challenges facing Black migrant communities; the critical leadership roles Black migrant organizations play in the movements for immigrant and racial justice; and what funders can do to invest in Black migrant communities, including supporting the Black Migrant Power Fund.
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches" here, including presentation, recording, and other resources.
In this edition, GCIR President Marissa Tirona speaks with Katherine Perez, Director of the Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, and Innovation at Loyola Law School. Read on as Katherine shares her thoughts about building power for immigrants with disabilities, working at the intersection of movements, and how philanthropy can support and strengthen the work of immigrants with disabilities.