This is a critical moment and an opportunity for philanthropy to reaffirm the value, contributions, and resilience of immigrants despite the disappointing 4-4 Supreme Court non-decision on United States v. Texas that puts the hopes and dreams of vulnerable immigrants and their families on hold. The June 23, 2016 tie vote leaves in place the lower court injunction halting the implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), preventing an estimated five million undocumented immigrants — including the parents of more than 3.5 million American citizen children - from gaining work authorization and protection from deportation.
Please join us to learn the latest on the Supreme Court ruling and its impact in the state of California, and to explore how philanthropy in California can strengthen and support the immigrant community. In the absence of federal reforms, California continues to be a model state for advancing policies that promote the rights of immigrants. Policies such as driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and health care coverage for all children regardless of immigration status reflect California's growing commitment to immigrant integration. Join us to learn how philanthropy can build on our recent successes in the state to promote immigrant integration and immigrant rights despite this temporary setback.
This program will take place at The San Francisco Foundation, where national and statewide speakers will join us via video conferencing for the first hour of the program. Attendees will then debrief and learn local efforts in the bay area in the second hour.
**You are invited to join us for an informal networking lunch following the program.**
Cynthia Buiza, California Immigrant Policy Center
Eric Cohen, Ready CA, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Angelica Salas, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Cathy Cha, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (moderator)
California Community Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)
San Diego Grantmakers (SDG)
The San Francisco Foundation
Southern California Grantmakers (SCG)
This program is open to members of NCG, SCG, SDG and/or GCIR