The New York Community Trust Awards nearly $1 Million to help fund 15 NYC for Emergency Planning, DACA Advocacy, and Know-Your-Rights Trainings
10/3/17 (New York, NY) As the federal government plans to step up deportations of immigrants, the Fund for New Citizens in The New York Community Trust recently announced $974,000 in grants to 15 groups to help New York City's immigrants understand their rights and protect their families.
These grants will help some organizations respond to the White House's decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or (DACA) - a program that provides young immigrants the opportunity to work and go to school without fear of deportation. Groups also will train immigrants to prepare for workplace raids and to create emergency plans to use if family members are arrested or deported.
Other grantees will campaign for the extension of other forms of immigration relief, including Temporary Protected Status for victims of natural disasters. The Fund's capacity-building grants program will help several lynchpin, immigrant-led groups resolve administrative challenges and expand their programming.
"With fear gripping many of our immigrant communities, we are honored to join with our colleague foundations to provide flexible support to local nonprofits to respond to recent anti-immigrant policy changes," says Shawn Morehead, a program director at The Trust and chair of the Fund for New Citizens...