2015 • 2 years, 6 months • Migration
Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migracion (Institute for Women in Migration, or IMUMI) is a Mexican organization specializing in improving the situation of migrant women and children; its research and advocacy work has put the challenges faced by transnational families on the policy map in Mexico. This award addresses the family separation crisis that has resulted from u.s. immigration detention and deportation policies. IMUMI helps prevent the permanent separation of migrant families and facilitates reunification through advocacy work, community outreach, and technical assistance to government agencies and local organizations.
2013 • 2 years, 3 months • Migration
The Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI) is a Mexican organization specializing in research and policy advocacy for migrant women and their families. This grant supports policy solutions to some of the causes of involuntary family separation between Mexico and the United States and legal remedies for migrant families already separated. IMUMI will advocate for improved policies and will engage government agencies and social and legal service providers in Mexico in for addressing cases of family separation caused by detention, deportation, or other circumstances.
2012 • 1 year, 9 months • Migration
The Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI), a Mexico-based NGO, is dedicated to policy research on -- and the provision of legal services to -- migrant women and their families. This MacArthur grant funds a research project aimed at identifying policies and practices in the U.S. and Mexico that lead to the separation of migrant families, and in particular the separation of children from parents. IMUMI will produce policy recommendations for providing families with more options for reunification, and they will also develop a "toolkit" and guidelines for helping migrants address legal challenges in cases of family separation caused by detention, deportation, or other circumstances.