U.S. Immigration Politics

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PLS 402


Center for Immigration Studies

Independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization that provides immigration policymakers, the academic community, news media, and concerned citizens with reliable information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.

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U.S. Immigration Policy Program (MPI)

MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the rising demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world.

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CQ Researcher

The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.

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Government Resources

Immigration Explorer

Interactive resource that shows how/where foreign-born groups settled across the U.S.

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Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized.

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Library of Congress - Immigration Hearings

Resource on immigration hearings provided by the Library of Congress.

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