Immigration Policy

Find all program-related materials for GCIR's strategy session "DACA in the Balance: Mobilizing to Protect Our Communities" here, including recording, PowerPoint, and other materials. 
November 2022
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In 2022 GCIR adopted a policy agenda informed by input from immigrant justice movement leaders, GCIR members, and other stakeholders. The agenda aims to address the challenges that deny individuals the freedom to stay, move, work, transform, and thrive, and reflects potential solutions identified by the immigrant justice movement for addressing these challenges.
September 2022
Webinar
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Find all program-related materials for GCIR Webinar, "Strategies for Advancing Pro-Immigrant Policies", here, including recording and powerpoint. 
September 2022
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We find ourselves in a precarious moment for the right to seek asylum in the United States. While advocates continue to push for more inclusive and welcoming state and local policies for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, the fundamental right to seek safety in the U.S. continues to be at grave risk. Though last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision cleared the way for the Biden administration to rescind the inhumane Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico,” an array of cruel and ineffective asylum and immigration policies still stand, foremost among them Title 42.
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July 2022
Issue Spotlight
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As a native-born U.S. citizen working in the movement for immigrant justice, I often reflect on what brought me to this work out of the many social justice issues that demand our attention. Navigating the immigration system alongside my wife who immigrated from Albania to pursue her dreams of a better future opened my eyes to the complex and often challenging immigrant experience in America.
July 2022
GCIR Staff Feature
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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
Webinar
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Program
Find all program-related materials for GCIR's webinar "A Call to Action: Investing in Black Leadership for Migrant and Racial Justice" here, including program 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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