State & Local Policy

Over the last two decades, waves of immigrants have made rural communities their homes. According to the Pew Research Center, from 2000 to 2018 immigrants accounted for 37 percent of overall rural population growth. Driven by demand for labor in the argricultural, meat packing, and dairy processing industries, this growth has led to an economic revival of parts of rural America where communities were once on the decline.
October 2022
Webinar
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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
Program Materials
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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
Infographic
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This strategy session is designed for funders engaged in and committed to supporting immigrant power building strategies.
June 2021
Webinar
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The second quarterly meeting of GCIR's California Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII).   
May 2021
Group Meeting
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Roughly two months into the Biden administration, we will take a look at the administration’s immigration policy agenda—what has been achieved, what remains to be done, and what obstacles stand in the way.
March 2021
Webinar
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Join us to learn about coordinated policy efforts across the states, a unique model for building farmworker power in Florida, and how advocates in Tennessee defeated anti-immigrant legislation.
December 2019
Webinar
“All Immigration is Local”: Philanthropy’s Role in State and Local Advocacy
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This funder briefing will contextualize state and federal tax policy shifts, provide lessons learned from the field, and offer opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and action planning.
September 2018
Co-Sponsored Program
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