Priority Areas: U.S. Immigrant and Refugee Rights

The Foundation is deeply concerned about the growth in the number of refugees and asylum seekers at our Southern border and in detention as more people are forced to flee their home countries due to war and violence, fear of persecution and climate disasters. Local and national policies have created an untenable situation. We recognize that public policy reform and increased access to legal representation is fundamental to changing this situation and immigrants themselves are critical to mitigating the injustices they experience. The Foundation is committed to fighting immigrant injustices at the Southern border with a focus in Arizona, supporting organizations that increase the number of attorneys providing legal representation to immigrants; utilize media and communications to change public opinion and advance public policy and engage in advocacy and organizing "power building" within immigrant communities.