Immigration Policy

Join this briefing with Black migrant leaders and funders to learn more about the growing number of Black migrants in the U.S. and the unique and urgent challenges facing Black migrant communities; the critical leadership roles Black migrant organizations play in the movements for immigrant and racial justice; and what funders can do to invest in Black migrant communities, including supporting the Black Migrant Power Fund.
June 2022
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Find all program-related materials for GCIR Webinar, "A Call to Action: Investing in Black Leadership for Migrant and Racial Justice" here, including recording and powerpoint. 
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June 2022
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While there has been a long history of efforts to erase and exclude immigrants, BIPOC, and other marginalized communities, this timeline shows how powerfully communities in Texas have resisted. From Indigenous nations fighting to preserve their culture to BIPOC communities organizing to end the criminalization of Black and Brown lives, people have sought to protect their freedom to move, stay, work, and thrive.
May 2022
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This two-page infographic looks at the foreign-born population in Texas, including legal status, regions of birth, geographic locations in the state, workforce and economic contributions, and other factors.
May 2022
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Resources from GCIR's 2022 National Convening workshop, "Black Immigrants and the Fight for Racial Justice."
May 2022
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Recognizing the intensifying legal service needs of immigrant communities, GCIR and the California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) launched a study in 2019 to understand the capacity of immigration legal service providers in California and generate recommendations for philanthropic investment. This 2022 update is a supplement to the 2019-20 findings and offers recommendations to strengthen immigration legal services in California. Read the full report to learn more.
2022 Update - Immigration Legal Services in California A Time for Bold Action
May 2022
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As the daughter of a Chinese-Thai father and a Filipina mother, I struggled with stereotypes of Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), including being perceived as a “perpetual foreigner.”  When I was in kindergarten, my parents offered me the choice of learning Thai or Tagalog. However, my classmates were already teasing me because of my perceived otherness, and I roundly rejected learning another language because I was “American.”  I received compliments about how “well” I spoke English. And questions such as “Where are you from?” followed by “Where are you really from?” when my answer was unsatisfactory for my interrogator, started to trigger me.
Ivy O. Suriyopas
April 2022
GCIR Staff Feature
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Looking back on the first year of the Biden administration, we remember that there was initially great promise and early progress toward advancing immigrant justice and restoring immigrant rights. Theadministration began by undoing many of the Trump administration’s racist and draconian immigration policies, including fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), rescinding the Muslim Ban, and ending government funding of a border wall. Yet, recent actions taken by the current administration, such as expelling Haitian migrants and increasing the number of immigrant detainees during a worldwide pandemic, continue to negatively impact communities.
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January 2022
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Join the Institute for Local Government and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees for this special session. Drawing on demographic information and a recent research project, panelists will discuss key legal service needs in the state and how government and philanthropic investments can support community members working toward stabilizing their immigration status.
November 2021
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