Policy Implications for Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Thursday, March 23, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles at California Community Foundation
281 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) is partnering with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) to provide the latest information on policy implications affecting immigrants and refugees.  

Recent months have brought dramatic shifts in federal policies that deeply affect Southern California’s immigrant and refugee communities. These policies have broad impact on the vulnerable populations we serve every day as grantmakers, regardless of whether we specifically fund “immigration or refugee issues.”

The expansion of immigration enforcement personnel, expedited deportation with no access to immigration courts, reduced protections for unaccompanied children, decreased refugee admittance, and the upcoming revised travel ban are just some of the policies rapidly changing the lives of Southern Californians.

At this briefing, you will learn about potential implications of these policies on the diverse families and community members philanthropy serves. They will also explore the economic impacts of deportation. According to the Center for American Progress, the proposed efforts could prompt a $4.7 trillion cumulative loss in GDP over a decade.

Registration is free for SDG members. To RSVP, please contact [email protected]


Greisa Martinez Rosas, Advocacy Director, United We Dream Network
Karen Tumlin, Legal Director, National Immigration Law Center
Martin Zogg, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee