Family Separation & Detention

Find all program-related materials for the webinar, "A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention" here, including presentation and recording.
Materials: A Primer on Divesting from Immigrant Detention
July 2019
Program Materials
Resource
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.
May 2019
Regional Briefing
Program
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
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.
Program
This report explores the diversity of states' and localities' approaches for working with children in immigrant families who are in the child welfare system.
April 2019
Report
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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
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Father and daughter hug
Program
This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?
July 2018
Report
Resource
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.
Philanthropy Responds to Inhumane Family Separation and Detention Policies
June 2018
Statement
News
This journal article explores what happens to these children once they are separated from their families by examining the nature of the services and programs provided while they are in temporary foster care.
Detached and Afraid: U.S. Immigration Policy and the Practice of Forcibly Separating Parents and Young Children at the Border
May 2018
Report
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This report profiles the experiences of five asylum-seeking families who are divided by detention. It provides a preliminary analysis of how this separation occurs, and the impact this separation can have on families’ well-being and ability to access humanitarian protection.
Divided by Detention: Asylum-Seeking Families’ Experiences of Separation
August 2016
Report
Resource
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