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 and the current status of our work

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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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Approaching Migration Management in Mexico and Central America

A report from the Regional Migration Study Group (RMSG) tracks the history of migration trends and policy in Mexico and Central America. Read More
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Regulatory Challenges of Immigrant Worker Visas in America

Produced by Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, the report details violations in employment contracts and extraneous financial burdens on individuals with certain visas. Read More
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American Concerns over Immigration at Lowest Levels in Two Decades

The 2012 Chicago Council Survey reveals that Americans have grown less concerned over the last decade about large numbers of immigrants coming to live and work in the United States. 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

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs

Liliane Loya

Deputy Director, Mexico
Portrait of Tara Magner

Tara Magner

Director
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
Portrait of Quinn Hanzel

Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer, Evaluation