Champions of Change
Yali Lincroft is a Policy Consultant for First Focus and a Program Officer with the Walter S. Johnson Foundation. In October 2012, Yali helped develop California's "Reuniting Immigrant Families Act" (SB1064), the first legislation passed in the country to address family separation issues as a consequence of immigration enforcement. The bill is being replicated in other states and in federal legislative efforts. She is also the founding member of the Migration and Child Welfare National Network, a coalition of organizations focused on helping immigrant families in the child welfare system.