Immigration in the United States

Immigration in the United States

The Open Society Foundations supports efforts to secure federal immigration reform and promote fair immigration enforcement, detention, and deportation policies.

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The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.

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Recent Work

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Talking Transition
For the first time in 12 years, New York City will have a new mayor. Two weeks of public events provide New Yorkers with a forum to share questions and ideas about the city’s future.
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Why Cities Provide Services to Undocumented Migrants  

Open Society Fellow Sarah Spencer and NYC Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs Fatima Shama discuss the topic of irregular migrants in both a European and American context.

Voices
At the UN, Steps Toward Ending Mistreatment of Migrants
The UN aims to make commitments, not just statements, toward ending the inhumane conditions migrant workers are often subject to.
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Nuns on the Bus

Forty-four nuns. Sixty-five hundred miles. One bus. An inspiring journey to promote commonsense immigration reform in the United States.

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On the Border with Kung Li

Human-rights activist Kung Li drove along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas. What she found may surprise you.

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Why Does the U.S. Need Immigration Reform?

How we treat newcomers should reflect the values of fairness and equality that define the United States as a country.