All Maryland Philanthropy Network members are encouraged to join us to hear a status update about current issues affecting immigrants and refugees locally, the impact of the Safe City Baltimore Fund, and other examples of innovative programs impacting immigrant and refugee students in our region.
A repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charitable organizations, including religious institutions, from intervening in political campaigns, could have a damaging impact on the integrity of the sector and further infuse money into our political process. Join us to learn more about where the repeal stands now and what philanthropy can do to protect the Johnson Amendment.
This past September, the Trump Administration announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with all benefits to be revoked by March 2018.
The Trump administration announced on September 5, 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.
The 2016 presidential campaign made visible the deep and painful divisions in our nation, and the election outcome has left many immigrants and refugees—and second- and third-generation U.S. citizens—living in uncertainty and fear.
Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.
At this program, panelists will describe how the cases of unaccompanied children and vulnerable immigrant adults are being handled by the legal services community, as well as the efforts taken to address their mental health and other basic needs. They will also discuss the Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI), which creates an avenue for victims who are immigrants and their children to get legal status; and how Maryland’s legal community is gearing up to serve even more immigrants.
This brief and funding recommendations considers the implications of the 'public charge' rule and how philanthropy can mount an effective immediate and long-term response.
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