Refugee & Asylum Status

November 2018
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
Central American Refugee Caravan: Impact of Refugee Exodus on Funder Strategies
Hispanics in Philanthropy and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees invite you to a funder briefing to help untangle the complex situation of the Central American refugees heading towards the U.S. border via caravan.
November 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
Refugees Thrive in America: Trump Cuts the Number of New Arrivals Despite Advancements and Success Stories
This issue brief gives an overview of refugee arrivals and ceilings in the past two decades, glimpsea into the lives of refugees who recently arrived in the United States, and the steps that newly resettled refugees are taking to rebuild their lives from scratch.
October 2018
News
Commentary
The U.S. Sends an Unwelcoming Signal to Refugees
By dramatically reducing the admission cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the Trump administration seems to be abandoning the country’s long-standing commitment to helping those fleeing war and persecution.
October 2018
News
Commentary
Jeff Sessions is pushing asylum officers to reject more migrants. Will they go along?
The Trump administration’s goal has been clear: It wants as few people as possible coming to the United States without papers. And if they do come, it wants to deport them as quickly as possible. That goal might finally be within their grasp.
September 2018
News
Commentary
Trump's Huge Mistake on Refugees
The Trump administration is considering another extreme reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
August 2018
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
Over the past year-and-a-half, the systems and infrastructure that support and protect the most vulnerable immigrants have been gravely damaged. Please join the Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) to learn how these issues impact local communities in California, what leaders are doing to respond and opportunities for philanthropy to engage.
July 2018
News
Commentary
The Greek Opportunity: An innovative refugee support system in Greece
In a recent learning visit spanning the Greek archipelago — from Athens to Lesbos and Thessaloniki — our team saw what is really taking place on the ground. While the number of refugee arrivals-per-month has dropped in the past year, the challenges in responding to existing and new refugees remain.
June 2018
News
Commentary
Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department
A White House aide and ally of President Donald Trump’s most hard-line advisor, Stephen Miller, has been appointed to a position at the State Department where he would exercise influence over refugee policies, in a move that could further enable the administration’s harsh crackdown on migration.
June 2018
News
Philanthropic News
As the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border fuels an explosive public debate, a group of grant makers is working to show donors how to develop long-term solutions to a refugee crisis that has been roiling for years.
June 2018
News
Press Release
GCIR Releases Report in Honor of World Refugee Day
In honor of World Refugee Day, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees (GCIR) is pleased to release Philanthropic Strategies to Support Refugees and Asylum Seekers, a report that describes recent philanthropic responses to humanitarian crises to inform action on the grave and urgent challenges now facing refugees and asylum seekers.

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