Sector Event: DACA in the Balance: Mobilizing to Protect Our Communities

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Virtual Meeting
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Presented by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Although the recent U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision temporarily keeps the DACA program in place as it undergoes further legal scrutiny, DACA holders will not be safe until there is permanent protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship. Nearly 700,000 DACA holders, their families, and their communities across the country need a legislative solution. There is real work to be done to protect DACA recipients and prepare for the program's possible end, and immigrant justice movement leaders aren’t sitting on the sidelines. Philanthropy’s support is urgently needed to bolster the movement’s capacity during this temporary reprieve.

Join GCIR and leading voices in the immigrant justice movement for this special strategy session where we will explore what can be done to support DACA holders during this uncertain time, addressing challenges such as the mental health impacts of the constant threats to the program, potential future workforce participation challenges, and the possible loss of other benefits such as driver's licenses and in-state tuition. We will also explore the narrative, legislative, and deportation defense strategies being pursued by advocates. Participants should be prepared to strategize and plan together with other funders and field leaders in this “roll-up-your-sleeves” strategy session.

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