Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants And Refugees (GCIR) Briefing - One Step Closer To DREAM: Helping Undocumented Youth Obtain Relief Under New Immigration Policy, Friday, July 13th
One Step Closer to DREAM: Helping Undocumented Youth Obtain Relief under New Immigration Policy
Friday, July 13, 2012 from 1:00-2:30PM EDT/12:00-1:30PM CDT/11:00AM-12:30PM MDT/10:00-11:30AM PDT
Co-sponsored by Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, NFG Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships (WGLCP), and Philanthropy New York.
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new policy that could allow up to 1.4 million undocumented youth to apply for temporary relief from deportation and obtain employment authorization. Learn more about this policy directive: what it is, who’s eligible, how their lives will be affected, and what barriers and limitations exist. Discuss plans to reach out to and assist eligible youth in applying and avoiding legal pitfalls—as well as making sure that ineligible undocumented immigrants don’t fall prey to “notarios” and unscrupulous attorneys. And explore immediate funding needs, ways that funders can coordinate and collaborate, and resources available to help funders develop grantmaking strategies.
• Josh Bernstein, Director of Immigration, SEIU and United We Dream (UWD) Board Member
• Gregory Chen, Director of Advocacy, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
• Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director, United We Dream (UWD)
• Gabriela Pacheco, Project Coordinator of Education Not Deportation (END), United We Dream (UWD)
• Taryn Higashi, Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy
Please RSVP by COB Pacific Time on Thursday, July 12, 2012. This webinar is free and only open to grantmakers.
For more information about this program and to RSVP, please contact GCIR’s Program Coordinator, Vanessa Cedeno at vanessa(a)gcir.org.