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

Suffering in Many Languages

Refugees from around the world — not just Central America — are caught up in the crisis at the southern border.

Cries in the Night: Life in the Limbo of a Mexican Shelter

A series of Trump Administration immigration rule changes have effectively sealed the border to the vast majority of asylum seekers, leaving tens of thousands of migrants in limbo, and shifting responsibility for U.S. immigration policy to the Mexican government and dozens of Mexican shelters.

Guatemala: Repatriation of Migrants

Hundreds of migrants from Central America die every year trying to cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally. This story traces the process of finding, identifying and returning their bodies home.

A Table For All

In the film A Table for All refugees and asylees seek employment in the New York City restaurant industry. Adapting to a kitchen in a new city, they find common ground in food and cultural exchange.

Mestizo Roots of California Exceptionalism

California has its faults, but innovation, tolerance for immigrants, and reverence for the environment are not among them. What are the roots of California exceptionalism?

Meet the Journalist: Yepoka Yeebo

For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.

Meet the Journalist: Max Duncan

Filmmaker and video journalist Max Duncan introduces his project about a family from a remote corner of China. The parents left their children behind in order to give them a better future.

Tips for Writing Photo Captions from Everyday Africa

Pulitzer Center grantee and Everyday Africa co-founder Peter DiCampo teaches students how to write interesting and informative captions for their photographs.