Dreams in Limbo: The Future of DACA & How Funders Can Respond

Host Organization: Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants & Refugees


The Trump administration announced today, September 5, 2017, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated in March 2018, throwing the futures of nearly 800,000 immigrants into uncertainty. In its five years as policy, DACA allowed DACAmented immigrants to live free from the threat of deportation, step up as leaders and members of their communities, and pursue the American Dream. How are DACAmented immigrants, as well as their supporters and allies, responding to this policy setback? What legislative options and trade-offs are being contemplated? What immediate and long-term needs and strategies should philanthropy prioritize? Join us for this timely briefing.

Co-sponsored by Forefront, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Human Rights Funders Network, 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.

Moderated by Aryah Somers Landsberger, Director of Programs, GCIR


  • Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director and Co-Founder, United We Dream
  • Ana Lisa Yoder, Principal and Founder, Yoder Consultancy
  • [invited] Tom K. Wong, Associate Professor of Political Science, Immigration Politics and Policy, University of California, San Diego

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