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Borealis Philanthropy: Immigration Litigation Fund

Deadline: September 1, 2019

The Immigration Litigation Fund (ILF) is a national funder collaborative whose goal is to ensure that the nation’s immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. ILF believes that litigation is an essential tool in achieving public policy and social change on immigration issues. The Fund’s grantmaking prioritizes litigation efforts that are connected to, and coordinated with, immigrant communities and organizations.

The fund supports impact litigation efforts that challenge discriminatory, unlawful, and overly punitive immigration enforcement policies and practices at any stage of the enforcement trajectory from identification and apprehension, to detention and removal, as well as efforts to exclude certain immigrants from entering the country.

The ILF provides time-limited project support for funding needs related to:

  • Impact litigation including but not limited to staff time, some organizational overhead (5%), travel, research, filing fees, and interpreter and translation costs. Impact litigation must be focused on immigration enforcement issues.
  • Convenings meant to advance coordination and strategy on an issue related to impact litigation efforts.
  • Legal trainings and training materials on immigration enforcement related issues.
  • Organizing and communications efforts that are related to impact litigation efforts.

Amount: Applicants can request up to $75,000.

Eligibility: Public interest legal groups, advocates, and community-based organizations may apply, if they are engaged in:

  • Impact litigation
  • Advocacy and organizing connected to impact litigation
  • Communications efforts connected to impact litigation

Link: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/grantmaking/immigration-legal-strategy-support-fund/

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