PIF Working Groups

Federal Advocacy: Explores federal policy and advocacy opportunities to protect immigrants in legislative and budget battles; Cultivates Members of Congress as champions and spokespeople; Develops legislative and administrative strategies.

Policy and Legal Analysis: Brings together legal and policy experts to provide analysis of proposed and implemented policy changes; Connects legal strategies that are moving on parallel tracks.

Research: Convenes scholars engaged in relevant research agendas; Synthesizes existing scholarly literature to make data accessible to advocates; Identifies gaps in current research agendas; Educates the public about existing and emerging research.

Communications: Prepares campaign communications strategy and materials. Prepares statements, messaging, talking points, template op-eds and letters to the editor and fact sheets. Develops spokespeople for campaign.

State Policy: Brings together state advocates and legal and policy experts to provide analysis and develop strategies to mitigate the effect of federal policy changes like public charge and other related threats, and affirmatively advance policies at the state and local level that protect immigrants and their access to basic needs programs through state or local laws and administrative policy. Coordinates among state and local groups and shares best practices on how to influence state and local policymakers. Creates and disseminates educational materials needed for advocates, allies and immigrant communities.

Community Education: Convenes state and local groups that are grounded in community to share best practices and approaches on how to educate and empower community members on their eligibility to public programs. A space to provide feedback on what’s happening on the ground as well as a place to share resources and messaging that is needed by service providers and advocates that serve impacted immigrant communities.