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Informing the National Perspective on Immigration Reform

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10/2018
Immigration issues have attracted significant attention over the past few years as changes in federal policies have ignited debates across the political spectrum. In July 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and BPC Action published a new report, The New Middle on Immigration Reform , which suggests a consensus set of immigration policies that Americans support is more to the right than many realize. The report is based on a nationwide survey, focus groups, and roundtable discussions. But where does California fit into this dialogue? Grantmakers in California, where one in four residents...
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Family Consequences of Detention/Deportation | Kaiser Family Foundation

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09/2018
This report explores the direct impacts of detention and deportation on family finances, health, and well-being. The findings are based on interviews with 20 families that recently had a family member detained or deported and 12 legal services providers, health centers, educators, and community organizations serving immigrant fami lies conducted in California, Texas, and Washington, DC during Summer 2018. Most family respondents were Hispanic women with children in the household; immigrants in the families primarily came to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.
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Resources from Public Charge: The Policy that Could Change Everything for Immigrant Families

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06/2018
In a June 26th program, we hosted a multi-sector group of leaders who are working together to protect the wellbeing of immigrant families and fight against this proposed change to the public charge regulation for a thoughtful discussion on the imporatance of this issue and how funders can be prepared.
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Resources from Advancing Economic Opportunity for Immigrants & Refugees

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05/2018
Across the country, immigrants and refugees serve as a catalyst for community revitalization and an engine of economic growth. While newcomers possess an entrepreneurial spirit, they often have limited access to asset building products and services, and many first and second-generation Americans struggle to achieve long-term financial stability. Dr. Manuel Pastor shared key findings from research commissioned by AFN and GCIR, and participants had the opportunity to hear from two experts from the field who shared lessons and best practices emerging from their work at this critical intersection.
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Census 2020: Uniting for a Common Cause | 10/18/2018

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10/2017
The Census happens just once every 10 years but its outcomes have serious ramifications. In our October 18 program, we heard from an expert panel of speakers who shared insight on all things Census.
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Resources from An Optimist’s Guide to Benefits in the Gig Economy

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03/2017
Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) and the Asset Funders Network (AFN) invited funders to hear from the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, the Indy Worker Guild , and the National Domestic Workers Alliance to develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges of the gig economy. We also explored potential policy and other solutions that might support the particular needs of low-wage workers in this new area of the economy.
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Resources from What’s next for California? The Immigration Agenda after the Supreme Court Decision

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08/2016
Participants learned the latest on the Supreme Court ruling and its impact in the state of California, and explored how philanthropy in California can strengthen and support the immigrant community.
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Resources from Seize the Moment: Immigration Relief and Bay Area Communities

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03/2015
The President's Executive Order on immigration promises to be the largest immigration reform in contemporary American history. At this event funders gathered for a special briefing on this policy milestone, learned about the momentum built by undocumented immigrant youth, and discussed implications for funders across a range of philanthropic sectors.
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Resources from How To Change The World! Philanthropy & Movement Building

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01/2015
NCRP article describes the practices the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund implemented to support the California's immigrants rights movement. Over time, the foundation has come to recognize the value of enabling groups on the ground to decide strategy – supported not just by its grantmaking but also by its convening power.
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Bolder Advocacy: Immigration Advocacy Toolkit

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07/2014
Bolder Advocacy, an Alliance for Justice Initiative, has collected all their resources in one place to support immigrants' rights advocacy groups working on policy goals ranging from federal policy reform to voter mobilization. Their online toolkit offers information in both English and in Spanish.

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