Established in June 2008, the IMA was founded by 108 organizations from 25 countries and composed mainly of grassroots migrant’s groups. Thirty-two (32) NGOs and institutions that provide services to migrants took part in the founding assembly.
IMA is a broad international alliance composed of progressive and anti-imperialist migrant organizations of different nationalities. It is unified under a clear Basis of Unity and General Program of Action.
Currently, IMA is present in almost all major global regions: Asia, Oceania, Latin America, North America, Africa, Middle East, and Europe. Its International Secretariat is based in Hong Kong.