Since October 2017, the U.S. government has forcibly separated at least 2,400 children—including hundreds who are under four years old—from their parents as they arrive on our southern border seeking refuge. Attorneys and other humanitarian aid workers are reporting significant trauma and despair for separated families. Legal services organizations are working overtime at immigrant detention centers to identify parents who have been separated from their children, help locate their young ones, and support them in navigating complex asylum proceedings. Similarly, advocates for separated and unaccompanied children are working at capacity to provide trauma-informed legal orientation and supportive services, including to children as young as 11 months old. Join us for 1.5-hour call to hear from a panel of experts on the current situation, explore the impact of these policies on families and children, and learn about GCIR’s recommendations on how philanthropy can respond.
Immigrant & Refugee Issues
On June 23, 2016, a deadlocked Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision halting the implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Philanthropy Northwest for a one-hour national webinar to learn the details of this decision and to discuss possible philanthropic responses to address both short- and long-term community needs.
Join this webinar hosted by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) to learn about the latest trends in both pro- and anti-immigrant state and local policies.
Wars and violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central America and elsewhere across the globe have driven a record-high 60 million people from their homes. Join this webinar, presented by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, to learn how philanthropy can respond — in the U.S. and internationally — to address the needs of the millions of men, women, and children who have been forced from their homes.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), together with the Council on Foundations, UPS Foundation, and European Foundation Centre, will host a webinar on the current refugee crisis and how private funders can help.