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.

Mexico Considers Trump

Donald Trump has targeted Mexico more than any other country, promising to build a wall, deport millions of Mexicans from the U.S., and cancel NAFTA. PBS NewsHour examines how Mexico is responding.

Traces of Exile

As 21st century refugees cross Europe with their smartphones, they've left behind a trail of digital breadcrumbs documenting their exile.

Life Inside: Art in Brazil Prisons

What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Oji-Cree Youth: Connecting Cultures

For individuals and families living in the remote First Nations reserve of St. Theresa Point, life teeters between traditional expectations and encroaching Western influences, producing a lifelong tension.

Examining the Alexandra Renewal Project

The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?