Capitalizing on the Courts: Litigation for Immigrant Justice - A Webinar Hosted by GCIR

Thursday, August 24, 2023 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.*

Often the last line of defense when federal, state, or local governments attack the rights and wellbeing of immigrants and other community members, litigation can be a powerful tool in the hands of immigrant justice advocates. Over the years, key victories for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers have been achieved through litigation, such as blocking anti-immigrant policies that would limit access to asylum at the southern border, restrict certain immigrants from the official census count, and turn the public charge standard into a wealth test.
At the same time, lawsuits brought by those that seek to stifle these advancements have also proven effective, such as when Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), a program which would have given over 3.5 million undocumented immigrants temporary work authorization and protection from deportation, was struck down by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals before it was even allowed to begin.
It is clear that the courts play a central role in shaping the realities and experiences of immigrant and refugee communities, and it is critical to assess whether the immigrant justice movement is fully equipped to leverage the court’s power. 

What will you learn?

  • Hearing from three different nonprofit partners to gain deeper insight into the intersection of law and immigrant justice
  • The role of litigation in advancing a broader social and racial justice agenda
  • Concrete ways philanthropy can invest in litigation strategies to advance the interests of immigrant communities

Who should attend?

All interested funders. Please note that 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.)

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by August 23rd.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please email with any questions.

In collaboration with

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees