*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
On June 18th, the Supreme Court blocked the administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Had the effort been allowed to move forward, over 650,000 DACA holders would have been at risk of losing their work authorizations and legal status, a particularly worrisome proposition given the administration’s stated intent to deport these individuals if the program were struck down. While the Supreme Court’s decision provided a hard-earned reprieve, the technical grounds on which the administration was thwarted leaves the door open to future attempts to roll back the program—something the President hinted at following the ruling.
In the coming weeks, immigrant-serving organizations anticipate providing increased support in myriad ways, especially due to the precarious nature of the court decision. This work will come at a time that organizations are already stretched thin in responding to COVID-19, and against the backdrop of a increasingly acrimonious election landscape with immigration issues likely featuring prominently.
Join us for a discussion with leaders in the field who will unpack the Supreme Court’s DACA decision.
- How immigrant-serving organizations are increasing community education and legal support for DACA renewals, while potentially also screening for first-time applicants
- How advocates are continuing to build the groundwork for a more permanent fix for not just DACA recipients, but for their families and the broader undocumented community totaling nearly 11 million individuals across the country
- How philanthropy can support the immigrant rights movement as it plans for what comes next
- Alliance San Diego
- Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund
- National Immigration Law Center
- Make the Road New York
- United We Dream
- Kevin Douglas (Moderator), Director of National Programs, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
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.)
Registration is required by July 25th.
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.
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