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Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migracion, A.C.

Mexico City, Mexico
www.imumi.org

Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migracion, A.C. was awarded $700,000 between 2012 and 2018, including 4 grants in Chicago Commitment and Migration.

$150,000

2018 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 2010, the 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. IMUMI conducts research and advocacy and offers legal representation to migrant women, children, and families. This award addresses the family separation crisis resulting from shifts in U.S. immigration policies by aiding migrant families and unaccompanied immigrant children to reunite safely and to seek asylum or other forms of legal humanitarian protection in the United States and Mexico. IMUMI facilitates reunification through advocacy work, community outreach, and technical assistance to government agencies and nonprofit organizations. It collaborates with migrant-serving organizations in the United States including in the Chicago area.

$250,000

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.

$200,000

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.

$100,000

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.

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