In order to address these questions, this panel compiles a diverse array of social work research taking place within organizations at different points along migration corridors. In the sending context, Roth's (University of South Carolina) study of USAID funded organizations across El Salvador asks how youth development programming intersects with initiatives to combat gang violence and deter out-migration across Central America. In relation to transit migration, Doering-White (University of Michigan) relies on ethnographic methods to examine how a loose network of humanitarian migrant shelters that stretch between Mexico's southern and northern borders aid undocumented Central Americans hopping freight trains through Mexico. Similarly, Alessi (Rutgers University) and Kahn's (McGill University) mixed-methods study considers how LGBTQ forced migrants reflect on their experiences interacting with organizations and institutions along their migration routes from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries to the European Union, including experiences with organizations in the host countries of Austria and the Netherlands. Benson (University of Michigan) critically considers how refugee-led organizations that are marginalized within state fundings structures nonetheless extend the reach of state-recognized resettlement programs. Finally, Popescu examines an innovative university program in Germany that, amid a broader framework of securitization at the margins of Europe, aims to enroll and successfully guide refugees through degree programs. Ultimately, this panel hopes to promote rich conversation around factors that constrain and facilitate the work of organizations as they promote client self-determination in conversation with state frameworks that simultaneously include and exclude.