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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Assessing the Impacts of State Immigration Policies

Nearly all states have implemented immigration-related reform in the past 15 years, according to a report by the RAND Corporation, a MacArthur grantee. Read More
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Assessing DACA at Year Three

The report states that while 700,000 undocumented youth and young adults obtained DACA status by September 2015, a number of barriers still stand in the way of that population’s education and employment. Read More
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U.S. Illegal Immigrant Population Continues Decline

A report finds that the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has fallen below 11 million, continuing a nearly decade-long decline that has potential to reshape the debate over reforming the nation’s immigration system. Read More
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Migrant Detentions, and Rights Abuses, Increase in Mexico

A report shows that about 168,000 migrants were detained in Mexico from July 2014 to June 2015 – a 73 percent increase from the previous year that has brought with it rising crimes and abuses against ... Read More
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Assessing Increased Enforcement at Mexico’s Border

This report finds that Mexico’s Southern Border Program has resulted in a significant uptick in migrant apprehensions and changes in where and how migrants are traveling. 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