We believe President Obama’s executive actions on immigration are constitutional and backed by precedent. For these reasons, the Open Society Foundations will make an initial investment of $8 million to support his efforts.
The Open Society Foundations supports efforts to secure federal immigration reform and promote fair immigration enforcement, detention, and deportation policies.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
Ai-jen Poo and Gustavo Torres will talk about structural changes in the job market that have resulted in many day laborers, especially among immigrants and people of color.
Pope Francis’s U.S. trip presents a tremendous opportunity to harness his popularity for progressive change.
Synthesizing lessons from three movements—disability rights, workers’ rights, and global health—three Open Society Fellows explore strategies and tactics potentially applicable across a range of issue areas.
Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.
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.