Family Separation & Detention

August 2018
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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
Report
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
This report, by professor Tom Wong for the Center for American Progress, shows that policies of family separation and increased family detention have not deterred immigration at the southwest 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.
June 2018
News
Philanthropic News
Nonprofit Leaders Add to Outpouring of Fury Over Border Policies
Nonprofit leaders added to the nationwide outrage over the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border in the days and hours leading up to President Trump’s reversal Wednesday of his administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
June 2018
News
Statement
Philanthropy Responds to Inhumane Family Separation and Detention Policies
More than 200 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto this joint GCIR statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.
June 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Family Incarceration is Not the Solution: Proven Alternatives to Mass Incarceration of Families
This factsheet looks at the family case management program as a lower-cost alternative to family incarceration.
June 2018
Resource
Funding Recommendations
Urgent: Recommendations for the Reunification of Separated Children with their Families
These recommendations call for urgent action to rapidly reunify separated children with their families and end detention that has taken place as a result of family separation at the U.S. border with Mexico.

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