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Detained and Removal Defense Learning Lab

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
9:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Google Community Space
188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
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What happens after ICE picks up an immigrant? How will the case differ if they are released or remain in detention throughout the removal process? Join this two-part learning lab to gain a better understanding of an immigrant’s journey through apprehension, processing and detention.

Part I:  The morning session is designed to provide funders with the basics of detention and removal defense and will include case studies.

Part II:  The afternoon session is designed to provide funders with a discussion on more complex removal and detention issues.

Attendees will learn how philanthropy can respond to immigration detention and removal defense, where funding gaps exist and opportunities for impact.   

Join Philanthropy California for the whole day or for either one of the sessions. We invite you to enjoy lunch with us, whether you attend both sessions or morning/afternoon only.



9:30 am – 11:30 am – Part I: Deportation Defense 101
Overview of what happens when immigrants come in contact with ICE, including case Studies that highlight immigrant apprehension, detention, and release.





11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch


12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Part II: Complex Issues in Immigration Detention and Removal Defense
Discussion of national and local trends, legal service community responses to these trends, and ways philanthropy can respond.





  • Sara Campos, The Grove Foundation 




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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Members of SCG, NCG and SDG

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, September 10th.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.