Migration Policy Institute

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Migration Policy Institute
FoundersKathleen Newland and Demetrios G. Papademetriou
TypeThink tank
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Andrew Selee
Director of National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy
Margie McHugh
President of MPI Europe
Demetrios G. Papademetriou
Parent organization
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is a Washington, D.C.-based think tank established in 2001 by Kathleen Newland and Demetrios G. Papademetriou.

MPI supports liberal immigration policies.[1][2]


Migration Policy İnstitution was established by Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kathleen Newland in 2001. Migration Policy Institute launched MPI Europe in 2011 in Brussels.[3] MPI also publishes an online journal, the Migration Information Source, which provides information, thoughts, and analyses of international migration and refugee trends.[4]

MPI organizes an annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference in cooperation with Georgetown University Law Center and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.[5]

MPI’s research is mainly focused on 4 aspects of immigration:[3]

  • Migration Management;
  • Refugee Protection and International Humanitarian Response;
  • North American Borders and Migration Agenda;
  • Immigrant Settlement and Integration


Andrew Selee is the President of MPI.[6]


  1. ^ Barry-Jester, Anna Maria (2017-10-05). "Who's In DACA — And Who Isn't". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  2. ^ Llenas, Bryan (2016-12-16). "Research Centers Feud, Offer Glimpse into Heated Debate Over Immigration Reform". Fox News. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  3. ^ a b "MPI - Mission". migrationpolicy.org. 2013-05-24. Archived from the original on 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  4. ^ "About the Migration Policy Institute". migrationpolicy.org. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  5. ^ THE MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE: A Unique Crossroads for Global Research and Policy Development - A Decade of Accomplishments (pdf) https://www.migrationpolicy.org/about/mission
  6. ^ "Experts & Staff". migrationpolicy.org. 2013-05-21. Archived from the original on 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-06-29.

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