Migration

Seeking to improve conditions for vulnerable migrants, while laying the groundwork for fundamental improvements in migration policies and practices at the national, regional, and global levels over the longer term. Read our strategy

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"In the Middle" Documentary Film

"In the Middle", directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, examines the human consequences of the huge influx migrants from Northern Africa seeking refuge on a small Italian island in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Read More
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"I Learn America" Documentary Film

"I Learn America", directed by Jean-Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng, follows a year in the lives of immigrant students who attend an international high school in Brooklyn, NY with classmates from more than 50 countries. Read More
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"The State of Arizona" Documentary Film

"The State of Arizona", directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini, is a nuanced look at the implications of Arizona’s SB 1070, through the stories of opponents and supporters of the controversial law. Read More
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"The Undocumented" Documentary Film

"The Undocumented", directed by Marco Williams, is a close look at the impacts of U.S.-Mexico border policy, through the stories of unauthorized immigrants who lose their lives crossing the deadly Arizona desert. Read More
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Impact of Transnational Crime on Migration

The growth of organized crime in Mexico and Central America has led to an increase in violence and insecurity, posing challenges to citizens, public security forces, and travelers. Read More
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An Evaluation of Investments in the Global Forum on Migration and Development

This assessment regards the MacArthur Foundation’s general operating support for Arts and Cultural Institutions in Chicago, in partnership with the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Read More
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Understanding the Importance of Immigration in the Midwest U.S.

Launched by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the website MidwestImmigration.org seeks to enhance public understanding of immigration and its importance to the region’s economic future. Read More
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Border Insecurity in Central America’s Northern Triangle

This report outlines the long-standing pattern of government inattention to these border regions, probing the root causes that range from institutional, economic, and resource challenges to corruption and weak government structures. Read More
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Addressing Global Healthcare Imbalances through Collaboration, Migration Management

The migration of health workers from underdeveloped regions to countries offering greater economic opportunity is leading to a shortage of healthcare in countries of significant need. Read More
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Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. Read More

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of John W. Slocum

John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
Portrait of Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, U.S. Programs
Portrait of Liliane Loya

Liliane Loya

Program Officer, Mexico
Portrait of Tara Magner

Tara Magner

Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator
Portrait of Renee Munro

Renee Munro

Executive Secretary, International Peace & Security

Media Contact

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Meredith Klein

Communications Officer, Public Affairs