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Protect Immigrant Families on COVID-19 Relief Bill

Publication date: 
04/27/2020

Topics: Disaster Resilience, Immigrants, low-income communities, health care, racial equity.

 

Description of Position

The National Immigration Law Center and the Center on Law and Social Policy coordinated over 550 advocate organizations including Philanthropy California to sign a letter in support of a COVID-19 relief package that extends health care and economic support to all families including immigrant families.

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Analysis: SB 676 & HR 4038 - Workforce Development through Post-Graduate Scholarship Act

Publication date: 
02/18/2020

Background on Come Home Funds

Come Home Funds originated from a group of community foundations in Michigan when they noticed their communities facing difficulties in retaining and attracting a skilled and educated workforce. This is common in many areas across the nation as populations leave their communities and invest their skills and education elsewhere -- often referred to as “brain-drain.”

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Opposition to Changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Publication date: 
09/27/2019

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is the nation’s largest and most effective anti-hunger program that provides food assistance to working families with children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules that would attempt to remove nearly 230,000 Californians from being eligible for food stamp benefits. Additionally, the rule would require that students currently receiving free lunch in schools re-apply for such benefits. 

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Support for SB 298 End Child Poverty Act

Publication date: 
07/23/2019

Topics: Child poverty

 

Description of Position

Southern California Grantmakers submitted a letter of support for Senate Bill 298: Poverty Reduction, introduced by Senator Anna Caballero. This bill would establish the End Child Poverty Act of 2020 and commit California to a goal of ending deep child poverty within four years and reducing child poverty by 50 percent over the next 20 years using research-backed solutions.

 

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Opposition to Proposed Changes to "Public Charge"

Publication date: 
12/10/2018

On December 9, Philanthropy California submitted public comment to oppose the proposed changes to "public charge." The proposed DHS rule would expand the government's ability to deny immigrants permanent residency or visas if a person benefits from aid programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and housing assistance programs. As written, these proposed changes inflict significant harms on children and families, depart from longstanding immigration practice related to public charge, and place a new, extraordinary burden on the charitable sector.  

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