Family Separation & Detention

January 2019
Resource
Report
Prisons and Punishment: Immigration Detention in California
Human Rights First's new report analyzes the mental, physical, and legal impacts of massive overuse of immigration detention in California. 
October 2018
Resource
Analysis
Did a 2015 Flores Court Ruling Increase the Number of Families Arriving at the Southwest Border?
This analysis considers the Trump administration's claims that the 2015 Flores settlement agreement led to an increase in the number of families arriving at the United States’ southwest border.
September 2018
Program
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Taking Stock and Gearing Up: Immigration Policy and the Role of Philanthropy in Building Stronger Communities
Don’t miss GCIR’s first post-summer Monthly Immigration Policy Call, during which we will take stock of key immigration-related developments and explore questions that funders should be considering right now and in the year ahead.
September 2018
Resource
Analysis
Trump Administration’s New Indefinite Family Detention Policy: Deterrence Not Guaranteed
Having shelved a controversial family-separation practice that drew massive protest—and did not slow the arrival of Central American families at the U.S.-Mexico border—the Trump administration is proposing a new tactic: Indefinite detention of parents and children.
August 2018
Program
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Father and daughter hug
This webinar will delve deeper into how this crisis is developing for families and explore what is next—and how philanthropy can continue to play a critical role in the response to support families. Our panel of experts will report on how the administration’s policy is evolving, and what we might expect in the coming months.
August 2018
Resource
Funding Recommendations
This four-page document identifies grantmaking opportunities that foundations and individual donors can consider in shaping both short- and longer-term funding strategies to address family separation and detention.
July 2018
News
Philanthropic News
Foundations Break Their Grant Guidelines and Speed Cash to Immigrant Needs
Private foundations, including some that have never supported immigration issues before, have dedicated millions of dollars in quick-turnaround grants to provide legal and health services for immigrant families caught up in the Trump administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policies.
July 2018
Resource
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.
July 2018
Resource
Report
Zero-Tolerance Criminal Prosecutions: Punishing Asylum Seekers and Separating Families
This 12-page report is based on trips to federal courts, ports of entry, and immigration detention facilities to monitor conditions and impact of zero-tolerance policies at the border.
July 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
Trump’s Family Incarceration Policy Threatens Healthy Child Development
This issue brief outlines the Trump adminstration's policies regarding family detention and the negative effects of these policies on the health and well-being of immigrant children and their parents.

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