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ACLU Immigration Detention
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) website on Immigration Detention addresses the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's detention system of immigration enforcement.
National Council of La Raza Research
Over the past two decades, NCLR's Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation has documented the status and progress of Latinos on a range of issues, including education, health, employment, wealth-building, housing, and immigration.
Migration Policy Institute
Founded in 2001 by Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kathleen Newland, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) grew out of the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. Its website links to MPI publications.
National Immigration Law Center
Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a national legal advocacy organization in the United States that has information about health care and public benefits, immigration reform, immigration enforcement, workers' rights, education, and NILC litigation.
Immigration Policy Center
The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council. IPC's mission is to shape a rational conversation on immigration and immigrant integration.
CHIRLA: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) was formed in 1986 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles; promote harmonious multi-ethnic and multi-racial human relations; and through coalition-building, advocacy, community education and organizing, empower immigrants and their allies to build a more just society.
Additional Academic Sites on Immigration
Center for Immigration Studies
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization providing information about the social, economic, environmental, security, and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigration into the United States.
Center for U.S. - Mexican Studies
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies is based at UC San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) and is a policy research institute. Since 1980, it has been a go-to source for serious academic research on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations.
Mexican Migration Project
The Mexican Migration Project (MMP) was created in 1982 by an interdisciplinary team of researchers to further understanding of the process of Mexican migration to the United States. The project is a binational research effort co-directed by Jorge Durand, professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico), and Douglas S. Massey, professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University (US).
Pew Hispanic Center
Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ impact on the nation. The Center is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Founded in 1968, the Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research center that gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues.
New York Times Topics - Illegal Immigration
A few good sites to track pending and current legislation are described below:
OpenCongress - Track a particular bill, representative, or issue by RSS feed or through the OpenCongress web site. For example, subscribe to the issue for Copyright.
GovTrack - Track a particular bill, representative, or subject area via RSS feed, e-mail, or through the GovTrack web site. For example, subscribe to a tracker on Immigration Reform.
- Download app to track legislation.
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
New York Times Topics/ Immigration
Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on vavious topics. Available without charge on articles going back to 1981. NYT Topics