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90 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO RECEIVE $36.1M FROM LA ARTS RECOVERY FUND FOR POST-PANDEMIC REBUILDING

The Fund will provide critical recovery support to small and mid-sized organizations that contribute to the region’s cultural fabric, with an emphasis on Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous arts and culture organizations May 20, 2021 (Los Angeles, California)—The LA Arts Recovery Fund announced today the 90 nonprofit organizations to receive more than $36M in grants […]

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California Community Foundation Statement on the Verdict in the George Floyd Murder Trial

Our justice system has prevailed today. We hope that the jury’s decision regarding the murder of George Floyd is the first step in bringing his family peace and closure and helps them and our country begin to heal. This is an opportunity to create a new legacy of equity and justice.

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New $38.5M Fund For LA Arts Pandemic Recovery

A new collaborative effort to support extended learning opportunities for low-income and vulnerable TK-12 students this summer called LA County Summer Learning Initiative was announced today. The region’s education leaders, including the California Community Foundation (CCF), together with the LA County Office of Education (LACOE) and the Greater LA Education Foundation (Greater LA), have come together to ensure students receive the support they need in the upcoming months.

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Community Health Worker Outreach Initiative Extended – Extension will provide an estimated $3 million in unspent funds for partner agencies.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Community Health Worker (CHW) Outreach Initiative has been extended after the federal government extended the CARES Act funding into 2021. Originally slated to end December 30th, this extension will provide an estimated $3 million in unspent funds for partner agencies to conduct outreach by deploying CHWs through […]

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United Way of Greater Los Angeles, California Community Foundation Grants Provide Lifesaving Care for People Experiencing Homelessness

The California Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced a nearly $2.5 million collaboration to deliver critical care to people experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County, building a foundation for further integration of health and homeless service systems on top of providing direct services.

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400 Artists and 80 Arts Organizations Receive $2.7 Million in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Four hundred artists and 80 arts organizations received $2.7 million in total grants as part of a broad-based COVID-19 relief effort for the visual arts in the Los Angeles region, the J. Paul Getty Trust and the California Community Foundation announced today. The emergency support was designed to reach individual artists throughout all areas of LA County and arts organizations that serve the region’s culturally diverse communities.

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 New LA County Summer Learning Initiative

A new collaborative effort to support extended learning opportunities for low-income and vulnerable TK-12 students this summer called LA County Summer Learning Initiative was announced today. The region’s education leaders, including the California Community Foundation (CCF), together with the LA County Office of Education (LACOE) and the Greater LA Education Foundation (Greater LA), have come together to ensure students receive the support they need in the upcoming months.

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California Community Foundation Names Jarrett Barrios as Senior Vice President of Strategic Community and Programmatic Initiatives

The California Community Foundation (CCF) proudly announces that after an extensive search process, Jarrett Barrios has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Community and Programmatic Initiatives.

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Los Angeles Funders Unite To Create Relief Fund For Visual Artists

California Community Foundation (CCF) together with the J. Paul Getty Trust and a coalition of local artist-endowed foundations announced today the launch of the Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists, a collaborative effort to support the region’s visual artists who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The artist relief fund will distribute $655,000 to visual artists who represent the various and diverse communities of Los Angeles County and have been severely impacted by the current crisis.

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California Community Foundation Awards $7,949,500 through 110 Grants Via COVID-19 LA County Response Fund

The California Community Foundation (CCF) announced the next rounds of its COVID-19 LA County Response Fund awards totaling $7,949,500. Since the start of this pandemic, CCF has awarded $11,922,500 to nonprofits across LA County bringing the total number of grants awarded to 233. 

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COVID-19 Response Fund FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund at CCF. We have prepared this resource guide to answer the most frequently asked questions about the Fund. What is the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund? California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging […]

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California Community Foundation Awards $1.8 Million In Second Round of COVID-19 LA County Response

Supports Hardship Assistance, Youth and Family Services, Healthcare Staffing, Medical Resources and Community Organizing LOS ANGELES – Building on its first round of grants, the California Community Foundation’s (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.8 million to 41 nonprofits to continue to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from […]

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COVID-19 LA County Response Fund Grants $1.7 Million to Address the Immediate Needs of the Most Vulnerable

California Community Foundation’s First Round of 70 Grants Focuses on the Needs of Youth, Homeless, Immigrants, Uninsured and Under Insured. LOS ANGELES – The California Community Foundation’s (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.7 million to respond to the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. CCF continues to monitor the […]

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COVID-19 LA County Response Fund Grants $1.7 Million to Address the Immediate Needs of the Most Vulnerable

California Community Foundation’s First Round of 70 Grants Focuses on the Needs of Youth, Homeless, Immigrants, Uninsured and Under Insured. LOS ANGELES – The California Community Foundation’s (CCF) COVID-19 LA County Response Fund grants $1.7 million to respond to the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents. CCF continues to monitor the […]

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William E. Nakano UCLA School of Law Memorial Scholarship Fund

In the fall of 1979, William E. Nakano, a native Los Angeleno and Sansei, entered his First Year at UCLA’s School of Law.  Bill’s life was tragically cut short on June 4, 1981 when he was killed in a car accident near Lone Pine, California, the summer before his Third Year.   Bill was twenty-three years […]

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California Community Foundation and Partners Make an Unprecedented Investment to Get Out the Census Count Across Los Angeles County

Funding Brings Total to $12.7 Million in Support of 100 Community Partners LOS ANGELES – December 16, 2019 – In anticipation of one of the most consequential census efforts of our time, the California Community Foundation (CCF) completed a second wave of funding to local nonprofits for education and outreach efforts across Los Angeles County […]

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California Community Foundation Grants $7 Million to 50 Groups in First Wave of Regional Funding

LOS ANGELES – September 6, 2019 – In preparation of the landmark Get out the Count census effort in Los Angeles County, the California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded $7 million in grants to local nonprofits for education and outreach efforts across the region. Earlier this year, CCF was named the region’s Administrative Community Based Organization […]

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CCF News: Fall 2019

In Los Angeles and around the world, CCF and our donors are making an impact. Discover how we’re partnering to transform lives and futures in South L.A., protect vital services by ensuring an accurate census count and much more in our Fall 2019 newsletter.

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“Borderline Survivors Support Group”

Ventura County District Attorney’s Office

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Prohibiting “Mixed-Status” Families from Being Able to Live Together is Cruel and Unnecessary

LOS ANGELES – May 17, 2019 – For years the federal government has allowed “mixed-status” families that include members who are eligible and others who are ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status to live together in subsidized housing. The subsidy for such households is prorated to exclude the ineligible family members from […]

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California Community Foundation Awards $4.8 Million to Strengthen Los Angeles Communities

The California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded 37 grants totaling $4,880,730 to nonprofit organizations working to create change and unlock the potential of our region.

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Yes on Measure EE So All Students Can Thrive

The California Community Foundation (CCF) believes in a future where all Angelenos have the opportunity to contribute to the productivity, health and well-being of our region. Our common fate will be determined by how successfully we improve the quality of life for all our residents. Our children represent the future of our community and their […]

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Los Angeles County Poised to Provide Additional Community-based Services for Youth Diversion and Development in History-making Partnership

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a historic Public/Private Partnership between the Los Angeles County Probation Department and two of the area’s leading grant-makers—the Liberty Hill Foundation and the California Community Foundation. This landmark collaboration will dramatically increase services and opportunities delivered by local community-based organizations to youth currently in the probation […]

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“Standardized tests unfairly favor wealthier students in college admissions”

By Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Samantha Sklaar and Megan Peters, Sacramento Bee

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California Community Foundation Awards $5.5 Million to Shape Brighter Futures for All Angelenos

The California Community Foundation (CCF) awarded 46 grants totaling $5,476,500 to nonprofit organizations working to create a more equitable and prosperous Los Angeles County.

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“If Los Angeles teachers strike, poor students will lose”

By Fred Ali, Antonia Hernández and Robert K. Ross

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Wildfire Relief Fund Fact Sheet

The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.

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“Ventura County Community Responds to Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks”

By Vanessa Bechtel for Ventura County Community Foundation, NoozHawk.com

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“Big Foundations Top $40B”

By Shwanika Narayan, Los Angeles Business Journal

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“New Superintendent Austin Beutner pledges ‘commitment to change’”

Office of Communications, Los Angeles Unified School District

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Home L.A. Fund Fact Sheet

Every night, more than 60,000 Angelenos go to sleep homeless. They are families evicted due to job loss, veterans suffering from trauma, former foster youth, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons. The Home L.A. Fund seeks to combat homelessness by tripling the annual production of affordable supportive housing units that provide needed services to the homeless in Los Angeles.

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Lending Fact Sheet

The California Community Foundation is more than just a grantmaker. For more than 25 years, we have provided loans to intermediary lenders and directly to nonprofits, allowing organizations to leverage additional financing, develop their capacity and expand facilities so they can better serve the most critical needs of their communities.

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“Making promises that count”

American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Center

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“Plan to revitalize mall is good for South L.A.”

By Karim Webb and John Harriel, Los Angeles Wave

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“What L.A. should look for in its next police chief and school superintendent”

By Fred Ali, Antonia Hernández and Robert K. Ross, Los Angeles Times

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“How Philanthropy Helped Transform LA’s Public Health System”

By Mitchell Katz, California Health Care Foundation Blog

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“Are We Living in a Golden Age of Charitable Giving? Hardly”

By David Callahan and Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy

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$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation

The L.A. Justice Fund has awarded $7,450,000 to 17 L.A. based nonprofit legal service providers to bolster and expand access to legal representation for individuals facing immigration detention and deportation.

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“L.A. Business This Week – Making Promises Count”

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Weekly Newsletter

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“Capitol Alert: Rebuild”

By Alexei Koseff, The Sacramento Bee

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“Join Us For National Day Of Civic Hacking 9/23”

Department of Neighborhood Empowerment of Los Angeles

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White House’s Decision On DACA Threatens Our Region’s Shared Prosperity

LOS ANGELES – September 5, 2017 – The California Community Foundation views President Trump’s decision to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as an affront to our region’s shared prosperity. Roughly 800,000 children and young adults are currently served by DACA across the United States with more than 222,000 Californians who have received DACA since […]

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“LA City Council Passes Justice Fund”

By Steve Angeles, Balitang America

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Statement: CCF on L.A. City and County Funding of the L.A. Justice Fund

LOS ANGELES – June 23, 2017 – Thanks to the leadership of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles City Council, the L.A. Justice Fund will move forward to provide critical legal assistance to immigrants facing the threat of deportation. Today, we celebrate a trailblazing, multi-sector and cross-governmental approach to address […]

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“Is Jerry Brown lifting all students, $41 billion later?”

by Elise Buik, Antonia Hernández and Bruce Fuller, The Sacramento Bee

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Public Officials, Leading Immigrant Rights Organizations, and Spanish-language Media Launch ¡Protégete!…¡Empodérate Ya! Website

Bilingual online clearinghouse provides Los Angeles’ immigrant community with the information resources they need to protect and empower themselves LOS ANGELES,CA — A cross sector coalition has come together to address concerns from immigrant communities in Los Angeles about new immigration enforcement policies and actions. The coalition, comprised of Mayor Eric Garcetti and other public […]

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CCF News Summer 2016: Invest in the Future of L.A.

When Jeffrey steps across the stage and takes his degree in a few short years, he won’t be the only one who benefits. Every graduate is a million dollar victory for the future of Los Angeles County. Every South Central Scholar who leaves high school college-ready, who has the services and support to succeed, makes our region stronger and more prosperous. Investors in L.A. and around the country have taken notice of LASIF’s impact and are coming together to realize the potential of our children.

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CCF News: LASIF Scholar Summer 2016: Jeffrey Castro

Jeffrey Castro’s parents instilled in him a drive to attend college. But just as he entered high school, tragedy struck. His father passed away, leaving his mother to provide for him and his two older brothers. College seemed further away than ever. Then he discovered LASIF partner Upward Bound.

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CCF News Summer 2016: South Central Scholars

So much attention is placed on college admission, but what happens next? That’s the question South Central Scholars staff found themselves asking as their students began their journeys into higher education.

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CCF News Summer 2016: How LASIF Works

Experience shows that scholarships aren’t enough to close the graduation gap. LASIF combines need-based scholarships with intensive services before and during college to end the college completion crisis and increase the number of low-income youth who achieve their degree. That’s how LASIF programs have helped tens of thousands of Angeleno students prepare for, pay for and succeed in college.

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CCF News Summer 2016: The Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund

Few things transform a life like a college diploma. A bachelor’s degree can lead to an additional $1 million in lifetime earnings, but it’s about more than just money. College success benefits entire communities. That’s why the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund combines need-based scholarships with innovative services proven to help students graduate.

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CCF News: Summer 2016

At a time when a college degree is more necessary than ever, Los Angeles County is facing a graduation crisis. In this issue, you’ll learn the extent of this crisis and how donors are joining forces to end it through the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund.

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The Generosity Gap: Donating Less in Post-Recession Los Angeles County

The “Great Recession” may be over, but L.A. need is rising, the organizations we count on to address our most pressing issues are overstretched and the charitable giving that sustains them is on the decline. “The Generosity Gap: Donating Less in Post-Recession Los Angeles County,” a first-of-its-kind study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public […]

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Charitable Giving in L.A. County Down $1 Billion Since 2006

New study finds decline in giving amid urgent and rising need in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2016 – A study commissioned by the California Community Foundation (CCF), and conducted by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, finds that local giving is on a decline, with Los Angeles County residents declaring $7.16 […]

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Local Foundations Partner to Provide $16 Million for Housing Plan to Help Combat Homelessness in Los Angeles

The California Community Foundation (CCF), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Weingart Foundation are partnering to provide $16 million in loans and grants to increase permanent housing solutions for our most vulnerable homeless neighbors.

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“A One-Stop Genius Bar for U.S. Citizenship”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post  Tags: citizenship, civic engagement

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Unprecedented Campaign Promoting Benefits of U.S. Citizenship Targets Asian Immigrants, Nation’s Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

Over 300,000 Asian Immigrants in L.A. County Currently Eligible to Naturalize and Become a U.S. Citizen Eligible immigrants strongly urged to take the first step now to have a chance of becoming a U.S. citizen before November election LOS ANGELES – Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA), in close partnership with community-based organizations and […]

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CCF News: Winter 2016

Tackling L.A.’s homelessness epidemic, Housing works, Donor Spotlight on Robert and Barbara Klein, Unsung Hero Spotlight on Mollie Lowery

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“Vigilant Philanthropy”

By John E. Kobara for The Huffington Post

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California Community Foundation Awards More than $2 Million to Improve Quality of Life in Los Angeles County

CCF has awarded $2,127,000 through 22 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the wide-ranging needs of our region.

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California Community Foundation Awards Nearly $9 Million to Advance Greater Prosperity and Opportunity Across L.A. County

CCF has awarded $8,897,722 through 94 grants to Los Angeles County nonprofit organizations working to address the wide-ranging needs of our region.

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CCF News Spring 2017 – Make an Impact, Forever

Join with more than 100 other donors who want to make a difference in the lives of L.A. residents, through the next century and beyond. In celebration of our 100 years of service, CCF launched the Centennial Legacy Campaign to help donors create enduring gifts that continue to change lives in Los Angeles County for […]

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Stressed and Stretched: The Annual State of the Sector Report

By Zeke Hasenfeld, Hyeon Jong Kil, Mindy Chen, Bill Parent; Edited by Jocelyn Guihama, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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New Report Forecasts $1.4 Trillion to be Transferred Between Generations in Los Angeles by 2060

A new report projects $114 billion will be transferred by 2020 between generations of people living and working in Los Angeles County…

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The Future of Philanthropy in Los Angeles: Highlights

Highlights from CCF’s 2011 study reveal the coming $1.3 trillion transfer of wealth in Los Angeles County and a tremendous opportunity to create a thriving nonprofit sector.

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The Future of Philanthropy in Los Angeles: A Wealth of Opportunity

CCF’s 2011 study reveals the coming $1.3 trillion transfer of wealth in Los Angeles County and a tremendous opportunity to create a thriving nonprofit sector.

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Measure of America: A Portrait of California

By American Human Development Project of the Social Science Research Council

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Investing in Our Creative Capital: 2011 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of Los Angeles

By Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, Commissioned by Otis College of Art and Design

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Immigrant Integration Strategy for L.A. County  

By Michael Fix, Laureen Laglagaron, Aaron Matteo Terrazas and Margie McHugh, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, Migration Policy Institute

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