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GCIR: Monthly Immigration Policy Call
October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fall Immigration Policy Changes
A Review for Funders
Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. PDT | 2:00 p.m. MDT | 3:00 p.m. CDT | 4:00 p.m. EDT
The last couple months have seen several profound changes in state and federal immigration policy: Texas’ SB4 bill was partially enjoined. The White House issued a new travel ban that expands to include several new countries. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was cancelled. Temporary protected status was withdrawn for citizens of Sudan, but was extended 18 months for citizens of South Sudan. The repercussions of these shifts and others are already being felt—and will continue in the weeks and months to come to impact our nation, particularly immigrant communities and communities of color. This call will review the range of recent policy developments, consider what further changes the coming weeks and months may bring, and help participants understand the impact in their communities and beyond. The call will also include an in-depth update about policy changes impacting unaccompanied children.As immigration policy becomes increasingly challenging and dynamic, GCIR is pleased to assume responsibility for the monthly policy calls that Geri Mannion of the Carnegie Corporation of New York has organized for the past few years. Held on the third Thursday of every month, these calls provide the latest updates on timely policy issues affecting immigrants and refugees—and explore issues that are particularly relevant or pressing for philanthropy. At critical junctures, we will also produce written policy updates and resource materials to deepen funders’ understanding of key developments and their implications for philanthropy. Please contact Aryah Somers Landsberger, Director of Programs, with your suggestions on topics, speakers, and resources to share.
Calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)