Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Join GCIR and leading voices in the immigrant justice movement for this special strategy session where we will explore what can be done to support DACA holders during this uncertain time, addressing challenges such as the mental health impacts of the constant threats to the program, potential future workforce participation challenges, and the possible loss of other benefits such as driver's licenses and in-state tuition. We will also explore the narrative, legislative, and deportation defense strategies being pursued by advocates.
November 2022
Webinar
Group of protestors advocating to protect DACA and DACA recipients.
Program
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's strategy session "DACA in the Balance: Mobilizing to Protect Our Communities" here, including recording, PowerPoint, and other materials. 
November 2022
Program Materials
Resource
In her latest quarterly message, GCIR president Marissa Tirona lays out what is at stake for DACA recipients as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers deeming DACA unlawful, a decision that would leave nearly 700,000 of our DACAmented families, neighbors, and friends unable to legally work and at risk of deportation. Marissa also shares what immigrant justice advocates are doing to protect and defend DACA at this critical juncture, and explains how philanthropy can help fight both to protect DACA and to ensure we are prepared for its possible end.
Marissa Tirona
September 2022
President's Message
News
In 2022 GCIR adopted a policy agenda informed by input from immigrant justice movement leaders, GCIR members, and other stakeholders. The agenda aims to address the challenges that deny individuals the freedom to stay, move, work, transform, and thrive, and reflects potential solutions identified by the immigrant justice movement for addressing these challenges.
September 2022
Webinar
Program
Find all program-related materials for GCIR Webinar, "Strategies for Advancing Pro-Immigrant Policies", here, including recording and powerpoint. 
September 2022
Program Materials
Resource
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.
July 2021
Statement
News
Join GCIR and FCYO for a discussion with leaders from the immigrant youth moment during this critical time.
May 2021
Webinar
b&w_dreamsummer_protest
Program
Join GCIR, United We Dream, and Make The Road NY for a discussion on what it will take to ensure there is a national service and organizing infrastructure in place to respond to new and expanded DACA opportunities.
March 2021
Webinar
daca_protest_photo_let_dreamers_dream
Program
The first quarterly meeting of GCIR's Delivering on the Dream (DOTD) network.
February 2021
Group Meeting
Program
Join GCIR for a discussion with legal services experts from California and beyond as we dive into what it will take to build a legal services system with the ability to meet this moment.
February 2021
Webinar
Immigrant_Raising_Arm
Program

Pages

Subscribe to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)