Migration and Asylum
The Open Society Foundations support groups that work on a broad range of issues affecting the safety and well-being of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
Stand Up for Migrants
Addressing Migration Challenges in a Globalized World
Migration isn’t new, but rarely before has it been as politicized as it is today. To reach a more sustainable equilibrium, governments must craft policy that balances migrants’ rights with the needs of local communities.
Irresponsible and Inhumane
The Trump Administration’s Unconscionable Refugee Policy
A rumored cut in the number of refugees accepted into the United States is yet another example of how the Trump administration is failing to uphold basic values of decency and humanity, hurting the United States in the process.
A Garden Grows on Lampedusa
On the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, which remains on the forefront of migration to Europe, the locals are reclaiming their culture of farming and building community—one ancient seed at a time.
Organizing for Justice
A Worldwide Movement for Domestic Workers
Despite their increasingly essential role in the global economy, domestic workers in many countries remain shockingly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Thankfully, a global and worker-led movement is pushing for change.
How New Technologies Can Help—and Hurt—Migrant Workers
Technology has enormous potential to improve the situation of the most disadvantaged workers, particularly migrants and refugees in low-wage jobs. But it can also exacerbate power imbalances that lead to worker exploitation.
The History of American Islamophobia, from the 19th Century to the Trump Era
Khaled A. Beydoun’s new book charts Islamophobia in the United States and the ways anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in the country’s legal system.
A New Model for Refugee Resettlement Puts People First, and Gathers Support
Immigration ministers from six countries have endorsed a model for refugee resettlement that gives a leading role to people and families, rather than the state.
A Brighter Future for Refugee Kids, Through Learning and Laughter
Syrian refugee children—now living in uncertain conditions in multiple countries—are in dire need of both educational and psychological support. A new and unique partnership is trying to help.