*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.*
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.
This so-called “zero-tolerance” approach is part of a slate of policies the administration is using to curb legal immigration to the United States, including: enacting harsh administrative procedures; seeking to deny protection to women and girls fleeing gender-based violence; and turning away more asylum seekers at the border to prevent them from asserting their claims.
- The "zero tolerance" approach
- The impact of current immigration policies on family and children
- How philanthropy can respond to these issues
- Manoj Govindaiah, Director of Family Detention, RAICES
Efrén C. Olivares, Racial Economic Justice Program Director, Texas Civil RIghts Project
Meghan Johnson Perez, Director of Children's Project, ProBAR
Jessica Morales Rocketto, Poltical Director, National Domestic Worker's Alliance
Laura St. John, Legal Director, The Florence Project
- Aryah Somers Landsberger (Moderator), Director of Programs, GCIR
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 June 26th.
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