Immigration and the Arts

Law is Downstream from Culture.

Raices lookS to the arts to SPARK Conversations around immigration, justice, and humanity in order to TOUCH hearts and minds, and ultimately IMPACT immigration policies and practices.

Creative Partnerships


RAICES CEO / President Jonathan Ryan to lead conversation with author Jean Guerrero on the radicalization of Stephen Miller, one of Trump's most influential advisors Learn More

What’s That You Say

Seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne addresses immigration on new song created in collaboration with RAICES Listen

Homeland Insecurity

RAICES podcast explores the unwritten history of DHS, a government agency that was created to protect us from terrorism only to be weaponized against immigrants Listen

The Mexican

Stretch and Bobbito + The M19s Band release music video featuring Latin Grammy winner Mireya Ramos to support immigration rights Watch

All Babies Must Cry

Grammy Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens and composer Sxip Shirey record music video to benefit RAICES Watch

Staff Picks

Dear America
elucidates the transformative potential of the stories that we weave for ourselves, for others, and for entertainment
—Faisal Al-Juburi, AVP of Fundraising
Immigration Nation
The series highlights the human toll of a broken immigration policy, with no one being spared, not even our war veterans
—Ulises Soler, Jr., Director of Corporate Relations
This all-female mariachi band’s latest album is moving from beginning to end.
—Cristian Sánchez, Staff Attorney
The Other Latif
illustrates how government agencies and the criminal (in)justice system have diverged so far from American values
—Liz Dunn, Chief Development Officer
Curatorial Partners

“Singer, songwriter, and self-proclaimed ‘artivist’ Aloe Blacc, the son of Black Panamanian immigrants, agreed to work with NDLON to produce a music video about the journey migrants face to come to the U.S. in search for a better life. The music video features real-life day laborers and undocumented youth organizers, most of whom had ongoing cases about their status or family members who faced imminent deportation.”
– Marco Loera, Director of Art and Technology

Every month we highlight a guest curator. This month’s curatorial partner, NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizing Network) improves the lives of day laborers, migrants and low-wage workers. We build leadership and power among those facing injustice so they can challenge inequality and expand labor, civil and political rights for all. Learn more at


Everyday, artists, content producers, and cultural organizations give their creative talents, influence, and other resources to the fight for liberty and justice for all immigrants and refugees.