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Report: Updated Immigration System Would Strengthen US National Security

A report recommends updates and improvements to the U.S. immigration system that would help make the country safer and protect against current and new threats abroad. Read More
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Opening a New Frontier in Second Language Instruction

A pilot program combines online and face-to-face English as a Second Language instruction, enabling effective learning at the adult students’ own pace. Read More
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Assessing the Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

This MacArthur-supported report assesses the economic and demographic trends of U.S. immigration over the past 20 years, its impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national ... Read More
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Estimates of the Undocumented by Metropolitan Area

The MacArthur-supported report was released in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decision in Texas v. United States, which will determine whether the DACA-plus and DAPA programs will continue. Read More
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Report Details Framework For Protecting Interests of Unaccompanied Children

The framework offers recommendations for incorporating unaccompanied migrant children’s best interests into all decisions and proceedings under immigration law. Read More
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Undocumented Students Face Barriers to College

Undocumented students in Illinois face difficulties accessing and completing postsecondary education due to its cost, according to a MacArthur-supported report by the Latino Policy Forum. The report finds that lack of access to student financial aid ... Read More
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Report Recommends Continuing Child Advocate Program

The report recommends that the Department of Health and Human Services continue to support expansion of the Child Advocate program, which promotes the best interests of vulnerable unaccompanied immigrant children. Read More
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Report Details Economic Benefits of Retaining Foreign Students

This report finds positive economic benefits when foreign-born students work and remain in local economies after graduation, especially because many such students pursue degrees in sought-after fields. Read More
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Immigration Reform and Midwest Healthcare

By 2025, the United States will face a shortage of 46,100 to 90,400 physicians, according to a report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that asserts that current federal immigration policies hinder the ... Read More
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Mexico Ruling Grants Rights to Victims’ Families

Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the relatives of two migrants murdered in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in 2011 should be recognized as “direct victims” by the Mexican state and, as such, granted access to ... Read More
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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