When Alaa Al Saleh migrated from Syria to Canada in 2018 with his wife and two young sons, he says the support they received from their sponsorship group helped them start a good life. But not all experiences within Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program are so smooth. In our Migration Issue, U of T law prof Audrey Macklin examines the sometimes fraught relationship between refugees and sponsors. Prof. Joseph Carens of political science explores a country’s moral responsibility to migrants. And we take a closer look at Toronto’s Sanctuary City policy.