Philanthropy Now podcast: Improving equity through immigration legal services

SVCF recently provided a grant to support the Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network (SVPBIN), a project housed within the Tahirih Justice Center that aims to increase access to no-cost, culturally competent, and linguistically appropriate immigration legal services in Silicon Valley.

In this episode, Anne Im, SVCF's Immigration Program Officer, Zulma Maciel, Director of the City of San Jose’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Chriselle Raguro, Coordinating Attorney for the Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network, discuss how the network will support local immigrant needs.

In our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.


Anne Im, SVCF's Immigration Program Officer
Zulma Maciel, Director of the City of San Jose’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
and Chriselle Raguro, Coordinating Attorney for the Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network

 

What you will learn:

  • The structure of the network, what partners are involved, and how it will increase our communities’ capacity to provide critical services.
  • How the network will minimize deportation and separation of families and create paths to citizenship.
  • What the “public charge” rule is and how it impacts safety net benefits and immigration status.
  • Plans to engage attorneys in the region.

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