What We're Watching: Holding the Line: Defending Against Harmful Federal & State Policies

From Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees: Earlier this year, GCIR released our 2023 Public Policy Agenda, a set of federal and state reforms that would advance immigrant justice and power across the country. From calling for pathways to naturalization for Afghan arrivals and DACA holders to opposing policies that increase immigrant detention, GCIR stands with community leaders and coalitions leading the charge on these critical issues. In this learning session, we will dive into three top priority issues for immigrant justice advocates:

  • 287(g): a program that empowers local law enforcement to act as ICE agents.
  • The “Asylum Ban”: President Biden’s new proposal limiting access to asylum.
  • Prison transfers: state and local prisons in California transferring individuals to ICE custody.

GCIR and members of our network recently advocated on several of these issues in Washington, D.C. as part of Foundations on the Hill.

Join this webinar on Wednesday, April 19 at 10am PDT to learn more about these issues directly from campaign leaders and to explore steps funders can take to support their efforts. Featuring Yaquelin Valencia (Faith in Action Ethan Aronson), Never Again Action Sarah Lee (Immigrant Legal Resource Center),
Willie Lubka (Buen Vecino), and Adina Appelbaum (Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition). Grantmakers in the Arts is a co-sponsor of this event.

Learn more and register by April 18th at 5pm PDT.