Refugee & Asylum Status

February 2019
Program
Webinar
French refugee children in 1917 (left) and a representation of a child in detention today (right).
Join this webinar for a discussion on the current state of refugee resettlement in the United States, the impact of the administration’s policies at the state and local level and possible responses, and promising approaches for funders to shore up services.
February 2019
Program
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Black History Month: Diversity and Strength of the Black Immigrant Community in the U.S.
In honor of Black History Month, this month’s policy call will celebrate the diversity and strength of the black immigrant community in the U.S., as well as delve deeper into the experience of black immigrants, refugees, and asylumseekers.
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.
November 2018
Resource
Analysis
Squeezing Refugees: Numbers for 2018 by State and Metro Area
Refugee admissions dropped more dramatically in the United States than any other country in 2017, and the rate dropped even further in 2018.
November 2018
Resource
Factsheet
Potential Impacts of FY 2019 Reception and Placement (R&P) Program Decisions
This five-page document identifies the potential impacts of FY 2019 Reception and Placement (R&P) Program Decisions by the Church World Service.
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.

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