Issue

Migration and Refugees

Migration issues are fraught with moral positions, confusion, and unexpected connections.

Pulitzer Center grantees look at the effects of climate and business on migration, the efforts of immigrants to preserve their own cultural identity, and the sacrifices they make in leaving family behind. Our journalists ask tough questions: How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail?

Migration and Refugees exposes the risks and dangers refugees and migrants face as they leave one nation to seek a better home and a fresh start—only to find more obstacles and new threats. Resettlement presents its own set of challenges; hopes and promises prove illusory.

Migration and Refugees

A Family Divided

After Motel 6 gave his name to immigration agents, a Vancouver, Wash., man’s family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.

'Holding Fire' Documentary Trailer

"Holding Fire" follows Somia Elrowmeim, a determined Muslim activist, as she navigates local politics and organizes her community in South Brooklyn at a time of unprecedented Islamophobia.

Afro-Mexican Identity

Veracruz is home to hundreds of thousands of Afro-Mexicans. In 2015, they were officially recognized in the National Census. What's happened since?

Life After Jihad

What happens to the children of suicide bombers and those injured in attacks?

Iraq: The Journey Home

The story of an Iraqi-Irani woman’s experience of immigration highlights the importance of cultural re-exposure.

LGBTQ Migrants in Europe: Forming Communities

People claim asylum in Europe for a variety of reasons, but there are some who continue to hide from those who migrated alongside them; LGBTQ+ migrants form their own communities in exile across Europe.

The Future of U.S. Travel Goes South

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has boosted biometric technology testing at the southern border raising fears about possible privacy and civil rights violations.

A Lost Generation

How a cycle of debt and increased enforcement is leaving a void in some rural Guatemalan schools and villages.

Meet the Journalists: Phil Caller and Tania Rashid

Phil Caller and Tania Rashid discuss their three-part series for PBS NewsHour on the Rohingya refugee crisis—reporting on the mass exodus, rape, child marriage, and human trafficking—and finding a strong will to live and tenacity among the people.

Meet the Journalist: Daniel Brook

Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.