Join GCIR in a dialogue with leaders who operate in both the traditional refugee resettlement space and who can share perspectives on the new community sponsorship program. Learn how philanthropy can better mobilize resources to protect those seeking safety and refuge in the United States.
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.
Looking back on the first year of the Biden administration, we remember that there was initially great promise and early progress toward advancing immigrant justice and restoring immigrant rights. Theadministration began by undoing many of the Trump administration’s racist and draconian immigration policies, including fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), rescinding the Muslim Ban, and ending government funding of a border wall. Yet, recent actions taken by the current administration, such as expelling Haitian migrants and increasing the number of immigrant detainees during a worldwide pandemic, continue to negatively impact communities.
This briefing will address how grantmakers can boost economic prosperity for low- and middle-income immigrants and refugees—and native-born residents alike—by reducing barriers to building wealth.
In March 2021, GCIR held a strategy session for funders engaged in or interested in secondary trauma grantmaking strategies. With this follow-up session, GCIR is again creating a space for interested stakeholders to come together to explore how they can support their grantees in tending to their emotional well-being and healing. For funders looking for an introduction to the topic, we recommend accessing our full report, summary, and webinar recording. Attendance at the first strategy session is not a prerequisite for attending this one.
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.
Join GCIR for this peer-to-peer discussion session to learn about the challenges local leaders are encountering while addressing the needs of these newly arriving migrants. We will also explore the strategies currently being developed and refined for building strong response networks. It has become clear that – in addition to resources –communication, coordination, and adaptability are essential to a successful response. This session will provide an opportunity for participants to share their experiences and ask questions about strategies for welcoming and supporting new arrivals.
Donate now to help migrants at the border and Afghan and Haitian migrants access humanitarian aid as they seek asylum and resettle.
As a funder, what does it mean then to be attentive to the needs of immigrants and refugees within the context of a broader housing crisis? How can funding strategies contribute to better housing outcomes across a diversity of households? Join us for a discussion with immigrant justice field leaders from different cities to address these questions as we explore the intersection of housing justice and immigrant justice.
Resources from GCIR's 2022 National Convening workshop, "Dismantling Ableist Immigration Policies."