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GCIR Monthly Immigration Policy Calls: Recent Policy Developments and Their Impact
May 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
From the Lone Star State to the White House, the month of May has seen several policy changes that will have a negative impact on immigrant communities and communities of color across the country. In Texas, the governor signed into law a bill that bans sanctuary cities and enables all law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration law. In Washington, the president established a Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to investigate voter-fraud claims and appointed a prominent anti-immigration activist Kris Kobach as vice chair. And on May 23, the administration faces a deadline on whether to extend temporary protected status for 50,000 Haitians or whether to deport them. This call will review these policy developments and help participants understand their impact on immigrant and refugee communities.
- Jose Garza, Executive Director, Workers Defense Project
- Tom Jawetz, Vice President, Immigration, Center for American Progress
- Aryah Somers Landsberger, Director of Programs, GCIR (moderator)
Forefront, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Economic Opportunity Funders, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, International Human Rights Funders Group, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Neighborhood Funders Group, Northern California Grantmakers, Peace and Security Funders Group, Philanthropy New York, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers