Protecting Immigrant and Migrant Rights
The goal of this work is to help national, state and local organizations secure and protect migrant rights and integrate them into a broader social justice agenda.
Watch: One young immigrant reflects on his experience in America.
A greater influx of immigrants has come to the United States in the past 25 years than at any time in history, engendering a backlash that has stripped large segments of the immigrant community of their rights. This population confronts large-scale immigration roundups, the denial of due process in deportation proceedings, abusive detention conditions, and increased hate crimes and bias attacks.
A growing number of aggressive local measures attempting to restrict every aspect of life, including housing, education and employment, push immigrants into a marginalized existence. In addition, migrants suffer increased violation of their human rights along their routes of travel to the United States and other destination countries such as Mexico.
What We're Doing
We support organizations at national, state and local levels that are engaged in immigrant rights advocacy, including efforts to secure comprehensive immigration reform that addresses the realities of migration in both sending and receiving countries. We also support institutions that are crucial to building an effective and lasting movement to protect immigrants' rights.
Learn more about how our strategies and approaches shape our grant making.
From the Newsroom
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- ‘A Combustible Mix’ of Disparity, Instability and Harsh Policies Marc Silver’s Op-Doc focuses on the tragic fallout from immigration policies
- Events: The Road Ahead for Civil Rights: Courting Change Fifty years after the March on Washington, are we prepared for the next wave of social change?