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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Recent Work

Rights for Domestic Workers

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.

What the Pope’s Visit Means for Social Justice

Pope Francis’s U.S. trip presents a tremendous opportunity to harness his popularity for progressive change.

Solving Wicked Problems: Lessons on Systems Change from Diverse Fields  

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.

Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy  

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.

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.
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.