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Expanding Partnerships to Support Immigrant Integration

When: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016
12:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Where: 
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fee: 
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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The 2015 Urban Institute report, Economic Impact of Naturalization on Immigrants and Cities, estimates 8.8 million immigrants in the U.S. are eligible to naturalize but have yet to do so. In the City of Los Angeles alone, 27 percent of immigrants are eligible to naturalize.

Join SCG and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (@GCIRtweets) to explore local initiatives supporting immigrant integration efforts and the importance of naturalization in the integration process of immigrants. We'll also address the economic benefits it can bring to immigrants and their communities.

First we’ll hear an update from Melissa Keaney, Staff Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center (@NILC_org) about the status of the Supreme Court’s case on the DACA/DAPA expansion.

We’ll also be joined by Justin Scoggins, Data Manager at PERE/CSII, who will share highlights from the unreleased report Breaking the Barriers: The Promise of Citizenship for Los Angeles County. Scoggins will set the context for why funders should support regional efforts to increase naturalization. The paper makes use of a new method to estimate the “eligible-to-naturalize” at national, county, and neighborhood levels, and provides a detailed analysis of the barriers and opportunities for naturalization.

Next Camellia Rodriguez-SackByrne from Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees moderate a panel of funders on a variety of initiatives:

We hope you can join us for this special funder conversation on how we can build upon the current infrastructure and expand partnerships to support immigrant integration through asset building and naturalization. A networking lunch will take place 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm.

This program is co-sponsored by:


Fees:
SCG members: no cost to attend
Eligible non-members: $100

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

Registration:
SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Non-members: If you already have an SCG account, log in to register. If you do not have an account, please contact [email protected] for eligibility requirements.