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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"International Migration Trends," Presentation by John Slocum at Chicago Matters event

MacArthur Director of Global Migration and Human Mobility John Slocum discusses international immigration trends and describes the Foundation's own emerging grantmaking activities in the field of international migration. Read More
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"The New Americans" Documentary Film

This 7-part series highlights the diversity of contemporary immigrant experiences through the stories of several families and individuals from different countries seeking new lives in the United States. Read More
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"Farmingville" Documentary Film

"Farmingville", directed by Catherine Tambini and Carlos Sandoval, explores the diverse perspectives of the residents of a Long Island town, in the wake of an act of violence against two Mexican day laborers. Read More
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"The Sixth Section" Documentary Film

"The Sixth Section", directed by Alex Rivera, examines the impact of financial remittances sent by workers in upstate New York to their home community in Puebla, Mexico. Read More
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"The Spectre of Hope" Documentary Film

"The Spectre of Hope", directed by Paul Carlin, is a conversation between Brazilian photographer Sebastao Salgado and British art critic John Berger, as they examine Salgado’s photo collection “Migrations.” Read More
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Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs

Sharon Bissell Sotelo

Director, Mexico
Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Tara Magner

Tara Magner

Director, Chicago Commitment
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Quinn Hanzel

Quinn Hanzel

Grants Manager

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer