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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

Book Launch—American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear    

Khaled A. Beydoun’s new book considers the history of Islamophobia in the United States and the ways anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in the U.S. legal system.

How U.S. States and Cities Can Shore Up Civil Rights

The federal government is abandoning its historical role in protecting citizens’ rights. It’s time to give state and local governments the support they’ll need to pick up the slack.

Building a New Legal Infrastructure Toward Confronting Hate Incidents in the United States    

The Open Society Foundations welcome the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for a conversation about their work responding to the rise in hate incidents in the United States that began in late 2016.

Q&A: The Missing Voices in the Immigration Debate

A new study shows the media is paying more attention to immigrants in detention—but migrants’ stories are too often overlooked.

The Supreme Court Won’t Stop the Fight for Justice for Immigrants

We must mobilize to fight for true and lasting changes to immigration policy to allow all people, regardless of where we were born, to contribute fully to our communities.

Talking About Race: Confronting the New Wave of Islamophobia

Three experts discuss the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States during the current election season.