Family Separation & Detention

July 2019
News
Commentary
Migration Policy Institute logo, which features their name spelled out under their acronym and a green logo block. Posted to accompany their commentary, As the Trump Administration Seeks to Remove Families, Due-Process Questions over Rocket Dockets Abound
Since last September, the U.S. government has operated accelerated dockets in ten cities to handle the rising number of cases of families in immigration court.
July 2019
News
News Article
Vox's logo, which features their name in black script on a rectangular yellow background.
Tech companies make millions from their work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the government organization that’s become infamous for putting children in cages.
July 2019
News
Blog Post
GCIR logo, which shows the acronym in white letters in an orange circle with the name spelled out to the right.
Fueled by xenophobia, racism, and hate, the current administration has sought from day 1 to dismantle America’s historical role as a beacon of hope and a land of refuge.
July 2019
Resource
Program Materials
Materials: A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention
Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention" here, including presentation and recording.
May 2019
Program
Regional Briefing
This in-person program will feature the lived experiences of experts from various communities impacted by family separation, as well as reflections from funders involved in philanthropic responses.
April 2019
Program
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Two smiling girls at a desk in a classroom with two more students behind them. Posted in conjunction with GCIR's webinar, Monthly Immigration Policy Call: April.
This webinar will delve deeper into how family separation has been experienced by and through the eyes of children, and how those working closest with children are working to give voice to their trauma and create accountability for harm.
April 2019
Resource
Report
This report explores the diversity of states' and localities' approaches for working with children in immigrant families who are in the child welfare system.
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.

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