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Immigration Justice focuses regionally across the borderlands of the US and Mexico. We specifically focus on the San Diego/Tijuana border and the El Paso/Juarez/Las Cruces NM region.
Our Strategy and Focus
The Immigration Justice Funding Circle supports a range of organizations, large and small, that fight for the rights of migrating people and the diverse residents of US/Mexico borderland communities. Our theory of change centers on the idea that this era of great injustice calls for organized resistance, transformative policy innovations and the building of community power across a multiplicity of coordinated approaches. We support:
- Iconic organizations mounting legal challenges to anti-immigrant policies, seminal court cases that seek to prevent the building of the border wall, stop family detentions, and end the atrocities committed by Customs & Border Patrol, including ICE.
- Powerful grassroots community organizing groups located in the three border regions of San Diego/Tijuana (California), Las Cruces/Sunland Park (New Mexico) and El Paso/Juarez (Texas).
- National and regional coalitions of immigration justice organizations that build networked power across a large array of states, stake-holders and activists. These include groups that work to defend young people protected by DACA.
Grant Cycle Guidelines:
We prefer organizations that have diverse staff and boards, represented wherever possible by members of the Latinx community.
We prefer to work on issues which are critical but not as visible to the public due to a lack of media coverage and therefore don’t come to the attention of other funders.
We fund both 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(3) organizations that work within Mexico and in the United States.