Supporting Immigrant Families in a Shifting Policy Landscape – An EITC Funders Network Q&A with Laura Speer, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Laura Speer is the Associate Director of Policy Reform and Advocacy for The Annie E. Casey Foundation. She recently talked with the EITC Funders Network about the proposed public charge rule changes, how they affect immigrant families, and what funders can do. Read this brief Q&A for more information on why public charge is a…

Middle-Skill Credentials & Immigrant Workers – National Skills Coalition

The National Skills Coalition is releasing a series of state-focused reports on the role immigrants play in the workforce. Namely, immigrants are filling much-needed middle-skill roles. The National Skills Coalition now has reports for Arkansas, Arizona, California, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, and Washington! See here to learn more about the most recent set…

Funder Q&A with Dawn Oliver Wiand, Iowa Women’s Foundation

Dawn Oliver Wiand, Executive Director, Iowa Women’s Foundation The Iowa Women’s Foundation serves women and girls throughout the state with a mix of grantmaking, advocacy, education, and collaboration. These efforts provide pathways to economic self-sufficiency for women and girls in Iowa. Dawn Oliver Wiand is the Executive Director of the Iowa Women’s Foundation. We chatted…

Funder Q&A with Gary Bass, The Bauman Foundation

Gary Bass, Executive Director, The Bauman Foundation The Bauman Foundation works to preserve a true democratic society by working in the areas of economic justice, federal tax policy, income inequality, and government and corporate accountability. Bauman’s grants encourage open government and civic participation in the political process. Gary Bass is the Executive Director of The…

Administration Actions Against Immigrant Families Harming Children Through Increased Fear, Loss of Needed Assistance – Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released this review of research on the ways current immigration policy and rhetoric affect children both in the short- and long-term. The research highlights increased fear and anxiety, which leads to reduction in benefits due to distrust of government entities and social isolation. Toxic stress affects children’s mental…

Immigration and Family Preparedness – Q&A with Southern Poverty Law Center

With contributions from Willemijn Keizer. Family preparedness for immigrant families includes gathering necessary documentation, appointing a caregiver or guardian for your children, and deciding where you would like your children to live in case of your deportation. These decisions are heartbreakingly difficult for families. While necessary, they must be distressing for parents, guardians, and children.…