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Center for Migration Studies of New York

Grants to Center for Migration Studies of New York

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)


    NEW YORK, — The Center for Migration Studies (CMS), established in 1964, is a research and policy institute that studies domestic immigration and international migration issues. The proposed grant will provide general operating support for the organization at a time when it is gaining in policy influence, expanding its programmatic activities, and contributing to a nationwide planning effort to implement an anticipated legalization program for undocumented immigrants. The proposed grant will enable CMS to expand the reach of its U.S. immigration research and analysis, and contribute its expertise to rapidly evolving immigration policy at the federal level. Among its activities, CMS will educate legal aid and social service providers on the location and characteristics of the undocumented population to inform legalization efforts; hold a series of policy meetings with key civil society and government officials on timely immigration issues; upgrade its website; and enhance its dissemination capacity for events and publications. The grant funds will be used for general operations, which include salaries, meetings, travel, and technological upgrades.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)


    NEW YORK, — This grant to the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) will develop research and information tools to assist governmental and non-governmental actors to plan for implementation of any future legalization program for undocumented immigrants. CMS will produce estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States at the state and sub-state level. It will also analyze which undocumented immigrants may be eligible for lawful status under current law, and develop outreach and marketing strategies to encourage eligible immigrants to seek lawful status. This project will facilitate the successful implementation of any future law allowing undocumented immigrants to regularize their status.

  • $44,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)


    NEW YORK, — This grant to the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) will help to assess the impact of proposed comprehensive immigration reform legislation and the requirements for successful implementation of any new such law. CMS will convene a meeting of demographers, government officials, and policy makers to develop a research agenda related to the population that may be eligible to legalize their immigration status. The resulting state-specific information will inform policy makers and service providers on the demographic characteristics, economic contributions, and legal and social service needs of this population.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Migration Studies of New York $994,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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