Policy Preview: The State of Play of Immigration Reform in Congress (and in the States!)

 

 

Immigration reform is a hot topic on the national scene as the 2016 presidential election looms. While no consensus legislation has emerged on Capitol Hill to date, our guests discussed how funders can play a role in educating federal, State, and local policymakers on the impacts of pro and con policies. We also discussed how the presidential candidates' posturing is likely (or not) to impact national policy and when. Get an update about federal Executive Branch actions being taken to implement the President's 2014 Executive Order. Hear a rack up of State and local government actions on pro-immigrant expansion efforts. Explore what funders can do to promote sensible policies that insure fair treatment of immigrants and their families.

Speakers include:

Felicia Escobar

Felicia Escobar
Special Assistant to the President for Immigration Policy
The White House | Domestic Policy Council

Daranee Petsod

Daranee Petsod
President
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Marielena Hincapié

Marielena Hincapié
Executive Director
National Immigration Law Center

Beatriz Solis

Beatriz Solis, MPH, Ph.D.
Director, Healthy Communities South Region
The California Endowment

Cathy Cha

Cathy Cha
Program Director, Immigrant Rights
Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Moderated by:

Stephanie Powers

Stephanie Powers
Senior Director for Policy and Partnerships
Council on Foundations

*Council events are not opportunities for solicitation of any kind, including asking for business, fund management, or grants. All types of solicitation are strictly prohibited.