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Alabama Latin-American Association/Asociación Latinoamericana de Alabama

The general mission of the Alabama Latin-American Association is to provide statewide advocacy, to procure official support, to improve education for the Hispanic community, and to develop cultural sensitivity in all people through collaboration with existing community-based organizations in Alabama. This site is in both English and Spanish and includes demographic maps of the Hispanic population in Alabama.

Brookings Institution: U.S. Immigration Policy at the Millennium

In its research, The Brookings Institution functions as an independent analyst and critic, committed to publishing its findings for the information of the public. In its conferences and activities, it serves as a bridge between scholarship and public policy, bringing new knowledge to the attention of decision makers and affording scholars a better insight into public policy issues. This site provides links to Brookings Institution research on immigration and to other academic and governmental sites.

Center for Chicano Studies - University of California, Santa Barbara

The Center for Chicano Studies is an organized research unit founded in 1969 to develop and support research on the history and contemporary sociocultural, political, artistic, and economic conditions of Chicanos/as, Mexicanos/as, and Latinos/as. The Center brings together faculty who engage in Chicano Studies through work groups, collaborative research and creative projects, publications, conferences, seminars, and exhibits. As one of only two organized research units devoted to the study of Chicano/a and Latino/a populations in the University of California system, the Center is often called upon to provide information to local community agencies, community leaders, and state and national entities, as well as to the local campus community. Each year the Center co-sponsors numerous community events designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of Chicano/a and Latino/a society and culture.

Center for Ethnicities, Communities, and Social Policy - Bryn Mawr

The Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy brings together the expertise of social scientists and humanists from Arts and Sciences and from the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research to explore diverse communities in the United States and to examine questions of social policy. Some of the issues the Center is interested in addressing are: the nature of immigration in different regions and historical periods, similarities and differences in ethnic experiences, the impact of social and economic discrimination on particular communities, conflict and cooperation among ethnic communities, the role of government policy in areas such as employment and housing, and the formation and expression of cultural and national/transnational identities.

Center for Immigration Research - University of Houston

The Center for Immigration Research at the University of Houston seeks to study the consequences of current immigration trends in order to inform decision making concerning international and national immigration policies, as well as to disseminate information to local institutions, organizations, and policymakers involved with the settlement and incorporation of America's "new immigrants" into their communities. This site includes lists of publications, and a full-text version of its report, Causes and Trends in Migrant Deaths along the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1985-1998.

Center for Immigration Studies

The Center for Immigration Studies is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization founded in 1985. It is the nation's only think tank devoted exclusively to research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States. It is the Center's mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision that seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted. The site links to several reports and articles on recent immigration issues.

Center for Mexican American Studies - University of Texas

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), founded in 1970, focuses on Mexican American scholarship and educational programs on the University of Texas campus, and is a national leader in teaching, research, and publications. CMAS accomplishes its mission by offering an undergraduate degree program with concentrations in public policy, pre-law, and cultural studies and a doctoral portfolio program. In addition, the Center offers an extensive public programming calendar throughout the academic year. This site provides descriptions of research projects, lists of books published by the Center, and its newsletter, Noticias.

Center for Migration Studies of New York

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS), founded in New York in 1964, is committed to facilitating the study of sociodemographic, historical, economic, political, legislative, and pastoral aspects of human migration and refugee movements. Incorporated in 1969 as an educational nonprofit institute, CMS brings an independent perspective to the interdisciplinary study of international migration and refugees. CMS is a NGO in Special Consultive Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. This site includes a catalog of the Center's library and archives as well as a publications list.

Center for Research on Immigration Policy

The Center for Research on Immigration Policy (CRIP) was established in 1988 to conduct analytical research, policy analysis, and outreach to inform the development of effective immigration and immigrant policies. The Center is committed to work with decision makers at the local, state, federal, and international levels and other interested groups and individuals through briefings, workshops, conferences, and publications. The CRIP's research agenda concentrates on: the effects of immigration on receiving and sending countries; integration of immigrants in the United States; access to and use of public services by immigrants; the education of immigrants and their children; comparative analyses of the immigration experience and policies of other countries; and the link between immigration and key national security and international policy issues. This site includes a list of publications.

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture - University of Chicago

Researchers at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture are committed to moving the study of race well beyond the black/white paradigm that continues to govern most research within the United States. Its research program places the study of race in comparative frameworks that include both other racialized minorities within the United States as well as black (and/or indigenous) populations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Asian Pacific, and Europe. The Center's program incorporates a commitment to studying the contextual interactions of race with gender and sexuality in processes of identity formation. The Center shares space and is engaged in ongoing collaboration with the University's Center for Gender Studies.

Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies - University of California, San Diego

The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego, is the largest U.S. program devoted to the study of Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations. Founded in 1979, the Center sponsors research in democratic governance, sustainable development and environmental studies, regional integration, migration, and community empowerment. Studies of Mexican migration to the U.S. are coordinated with the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, housed with the Center at UCSD. Special emphasis is placed on research that examines Mexico-U.S. migration in broader, cross-national perspective.

Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños - Hunter College

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York is the only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience. Founded in 1973 by a coalition of faculty, students, and community activists, the Centro seeks to link scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates. The lessons learned from this involvement with the community enrich the Centro's contributions to the development of theoretical and intellectual paradigms within academia. This site includes links to lists of publications and to reports on Latinos in the northeast.

César E. Chávez Institute for Public Policy - San Francisco State University

The Cesar E. Chavez Institute for Public Policy (CECIPP) was established by San Francisco State University to help create a base for academic research on critical issues facing Raza communities in California, with a particular geographic emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area. The Institute assists students, faculty, and community organizations by providing funds for research that applies to social, economic, political, cultural and educational projects that have a direct bearing on Chicanos/Latinos. Several on-line reports are available on this site.

Chicano Studies Research Center - University of California, Los Angeles

One of the first centers in ethnic studies, the Chicano Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, was founded in 1969 and has led in the field's research, collection, and dissemination. Its library collection and archives constitute a primary national resource and its publications unit continues to disseminate materials in the area of Chicano Studies. A list of publications is available on the site.

Chicano Studies Research Program - University of Texas at El Paso

Established in 1970, the Chicano Studies Research Program at the University of Texas at El Paso sponsors research, development, and service projects that contribute to policy formulation relevant to the Chicano-Latino community in the U.S.-Mexico border region. In addition, the program publishes three monograph series to disseminate research and policy information. A list of these publications is available on this site.

Community Foundations/Intergroup Relations Program - Association for the Study and Development of Community

In 1998, the Ford Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation joined forces with six local foundations to launch a major initiative called the Community Foundations/Intergroup Relations Program (CF/IR). The initiative provides support to neighborhood and community projects in six metropolitan areas to improve race and ethnic relations between recent immigrants and longtime residents of the United States.

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit of the City University of New York at City College devoted to the production, gathering, and dissemination of knowledge on Dominicans in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere. The Dominican Institute is the only research initiative devoted to the study of the Dominican experience in any U.S. university. A list of publications is available on this site.

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies - Harvard University

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies works to increase knowledge of the cultures, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of Latin America; foster cooperation and understanding among the people of the Americas; and contribute to democracy, social progress, and sustainable development throughout the hemisphere. Among the research sponsored by the Center is a program on immigration. Several papers on Latinos in the U.S. are available on this site.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is a national network of more than 175 foundation staff and trustees representing 115 foundations with diverse grant making interests and geographic areas of focus. GCIR is governed by a diverse steering committee. GCIR was established in 1990 with two primary goals: to promote awareness and understanding among grantmakers about national and international migration trends and public policies and other issues affecting immigrants and refugees; and to increase financial support for projects and activities benefiting immigrant and refugee communities. This site includes links to foundations and to governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Hispanic Research Center - University of Texas at San Antonio

The Hispanic Research Center (HRC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio, founded in l989, was created to foment high quality research on the nation's fastest growing population. The HRC's mission is to encourage, facilitate, and support faculty as they pursue, conduct, and document research which will broaden and deepen the knowledge base on Hispanics across disciplines, across divisions, and across colleges. A list of publications and some on-line reports are available on this site.

Immigration History Research Center - University of Minnesota

Founded in 1965, the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) is an international resource on American immigration and ethnic history. The IHRC collects, preserves, and makes available archival and published resources documenting immigration and ethnicity on a national scope. These materials are particularly rich for ethnic groups that originated in eastern, central, and southern Europe and the Near East-those who came to this country during the great wave of migration that gained momentum in the 1880s and peaked in the first decades of the 20th century. The IHRC also sponsors academic and public programs and publishes bibliographic and scholarly works.

Institute for Latino Studies - University of Notre Dame

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame was founded in 1999 to promote understanding and appreciation of the Latino experience in the United States through research, education, and outreach. ILS studies Latino spirituality, art, culture, literature, history, politics, and socioeconomic circumstances from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. A distinctive feature of ILS's work is its commitment to Institute-based research projects that are both academic and policy-relevant and include a significant component of service to local Latino communities.

Instituto nacional de estadistica geografia e informatia (Mexico)

INEGI is the organization responsible for generating, processing and disseminating the statistical and geographic information of Mexico. This site provides links to social, demographic, and economic data.

International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship - New School University

The International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (ICMEC), based at the New School University, engages in scholarly research and public policy analysis bearing on international migration, refugees, and the incorporation of newcomers. Founded in 1993 as a collaborative undertaking of New York metropolitan area educational institutions, the Center promotes interdisciplinary inquiry and graduate education on these subjects, and provides a forum for reflection and dialogue among academics, public officials, the NGO community, and the media on how governments and international organizations might respond to the challenges of immigration and population displacements in keeping with the ethical requirements of open societies and a liberal international order.

Inter-University Program for Latino Research

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a consortium of sixteen Latino research centers based at major universities across the United States founded in 1983, is the only nationwide university-based research organization bringing together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to conduct policy-relevant research on Latinos. The primary objectives of IUPLR are to expand the pool of scholars and leaders, to strengthen the capacity of Latino research centers, and to facilitate the availability of policy-relevant, Latino-focused research. IUPLR offers training programs, sponsors interdisciplinary research pertinent to Latinos and the nation as a whole, and creates links between scholars, policy experts, public officials, and community advocates.

Julián Samora Research Institute - Michigan State University

The Julián Samora Research Institute is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos. There are links to many Institute publications and reports on this site.

Latin American Migration Project - University of Pennsylvania and University of Guadalajara

The Latin American Migration Project (LAMP) is a collaborative research project based at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Guadalajara. The LAMP is an extension of the Mexican Migration Project (MMP), which was created to advance our understanding of the complex processes of international migration and immigration to the United States. The purpose of the LAMP is to extend this research to migration flows originating in other Latin American countries. The LAMP began operations in 1998 with a set of surveys conducted in Puerto Rico. It expanded later with fieldwork carried out in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. A pilot study in Haiti was recently (December 2000) conducted. Only the Puerto Rican data is available at this time, and can be downloaded from this website. Future releases will be announced through this website.

Latino Issues Forum

Latino Issues Forum (LIF) is a nonprofit public policy and advocacy institute dedicated to advancing new and innovative public policy solutions for a better, more equitable, and prosperous society. Established in 1987, LIF's primary focus is on the broader issues of access to higher education, economic development, health care, citizenship, regional development, telecommunications issues, and regulatory issues. LIF also serves as a clearinghouse to assist and provide the news media with information and sources for fair and effective coverage of issues. LIF addresses public policy issues from the perspective of how they will affect the social and economic future of the Latino community. This site includes links to LIF reports.

Latinos in Low Wage North Carolina Jobs - An Action Research Project - North Carolina State University

This website makes available the results of a recent research project by Professors Jeffery Leiter and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University, on the upsurge of Latino/a participation in the North Carolina economy. They present their main findings and the downloadable reports and presentations that explain them. A map and graph follow to display the recent prominence of Latinos and Latinas in North Carolina's population and labor force. Background information about the project is at the end.

Latino/a Research & Policy Center - University of Colorado at Denver

The Latino/a Research & Policy Center (LRPC) was founded in 1997 and is an organized research unit for the University of Colorado at Denver and faculty, and other faculty, students, community and civic leaders interested in research and public policy addressing Latino issues in Colorado. The LRPC conducts research and policy analysis to improve the quality of life for the Latino/a population of Colorado and nationally. Through research, symposiums, conferences, and publications, the Latino/a Research & Policy Center communicates findings and recommendations to decision makers.

MANA, A National Latina Organization

MANA, A National Latina Organization, is a nonprofit, advocacy organization established in 1974. Its mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development and community action. MANA fulfills its mission through programs designed to develop the leadership skills of Latinas, promote community service by Latinas, and provide Latinas with advocacy opportunities. Support for these programs is derived from members, corporations, foundations, and government grants.

Mauricio Gast?n Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy - University of Massachusetts Boston

The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy was established at the University of Massachusetts Boston through the initiative of Latino community activists and academicians in response to a need for improved understanding of Latino experiences and living conditions in Massachusetts. The task of the Institute is to inform policymakers about issues vital to the Commonwealth's growing Latino community and to provide this community with information and analysis necessary for effective participation in public policy development.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is a nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach institution. MALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws, and programs to safeguard the civil rights of Latinos and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society. This site links to several publications.

Mexican American Studies & Research Center - University of Arizona

The Mexican American Studies & Research Center is committed to contemporary applied public policy research on Mexican Americans. As the leading public policy research center addressing issues of concern to this minority group in Arizona, the MASRC works collaboratively with key community agencies in promoting leadership and economic empowerment of Mexican Americans within the state and the nation. The Center achieves these goals through its applied research agenda, through its publications, and through the comprehensive curriculum it offers students at the University of Arizona. As an intellectual center, it disseminates information to a broad audience, which includes elected officials, educators, students, policymakers and other researchers. The site links to issues of the Center's newsletter and includes a list of publications.

Mexican Migration Project - University of Pennsylvania and University of Guadalajara

The Mexican Migration Project was created in1982 by an interdisciplinary team of researchers to further our understanding of the complex process of Mexican migration to the United States. The project is a binational research effort by the University of Guadalajara and the University of Pennsylvania. Since its inception, the MMP's main focus has been to gather social as well as economic information on Mexican-U.S. migration. The data collected has been compiled in a comprehensive database that is available to the public for research and educational purposes through this website.

Mexico-North Research Network

The Mexico-North Research Network was created in 1998 by representatives of U.S. and Mexican institutions that share an interest in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and a desire to collaborate on projects that explore diverse dimensions of this vast and complex region. The Mexican-North Consortium now includes twenty-nine U.S. and Mexican universities, museums, research institutes, and cultural centers. Since its founding, Mexico-North has developed major program initiatives focused on the cultural history and the biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It has promoted international, intercultural exchange by establishing partnerships among its Mexican and U.S. members, other institutions and organizations, and local communities and by creating the contexts for such exchange through the organization of conferences and symposia. It also has supported student education and research through internships and fellowships and the diffusion of research results to the general public through public and web page exhibitions.

Migration Dialogue - University of California, Davis

Migration Dialogue promotes an informed discussion of the issues associated with international migration by providing information on immigration and integration issues. Migration Dialogue supports five major activities: Migration News, Rural Migration News, Opinion Leader Seminars, Comparative Migration Policy Research, and California Rural Welfare Database. Archives, data, seminar reports and other links are found at this site.

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies

The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) was founded in 1972 to encourage research to further the political actualization of the Chicana and Chicano community. NACCS calls for committed, critical, and rigorous research. NACCS was envisioned not as an academic embellishment, but as a structure rooted in political life. This site includes a list of publications.

National Association for Ethnic Studies

The National Association for Ethnic Studies was founded in 1972. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars and activists concerned with the national and international dimensions of ethnicity. The Association welcomes scholars and teachers at all educational levels, students, libraries, civic and governmental organizations, and all persons interested in ethnicity, ethnic groups, intergroup relations, and the cultural life of ethnic minorities. As a nonprofit corporation, NAES provides a vehicle for interested members and donors to promote responsible scholarship and advocacy in the diverse fields of enquiry that constitute ethnic studies.

National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR has chosen to work toward this goal through two primary, complementary approaches: capacity-building assistance to support and strengthen Hispanic community-based organizations; and applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy. This site, in both Spanish and English, provides links to articles and issues briefs.

National Immigration Forum

The purpose of the National Immigration Forum is to embrace and uphold America's tradition as a nation of immigrants. The Forum advocates and builds public support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and that are fair and supportive to newcomers. Based in Washington, D.C., and established in 1982, the Forum is an authority on immigration. Employing a combination of advocacy, media work, targeted research, and public education, the Forum provides data to our nation's policymakers, the press, and the public about the contributions of newcomers to our multiethnic society. This site includes links to fact sheets, lists of publications, and other websites.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights, and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues. This site contains facts on immigration and links to articles from their newsletter, and lists of publications.

New York Association for New Americans

The New York Association for New Americans, Inc. (NYANA) helps those new to this country, and those who have been here for sometime, fashion a roadmap for accomplishing their goals and dreams. The organization assists refugees and immigrants, their families, their sponsors, the companies that employ them, other institutions that serve them, and the communities in which they live. This site links to descriptions of many NYANA services.

Population Research Center - University of Texas

Since it was formed in 1960, the Population Research Center (PRC) has developed into one of the premier demographic research and training facilities in the United States and the world. With students and faculty from many countries and disciplines, the PRC conducts leading-edge research. It is best known for its work on Latin America, on U.S. minority populations, on health, aging, and mortality, on historical demography, and on families and the early phases in the life course, from childhood to early adulthood.

Population Studies Center - University of Michigan

The University of Michigan's Population Studies Center (PSC) was established in 1961, originally as a unit within the Department of Sociology. The Center has become increasingly interdisciplinary over time, drawing faculty from Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, Public Health, and Social Work. The PSC is comprised of independent population researchers who pursue their own agendas with the support of the PSC cores. The Center is strong in several key areas of demographic research, including inequality, social mobility, race, and ethnicity.

Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives

The Center for Latino Initiatives, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution, was established in 1997. The Center's mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of Latino contributions to U.S. history, culture, and society. This will be accomplished by generating knowledge through research and scholarship, interpreting and communicating knowledge through exhibitions, public programs, on-line and electronic capabilities, and by building dialog and relationships among U.S. Latino communities, the Smithsonian Institution, and other educational and research organizations, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. The Latino Initiatives Fund, administered by the Center, supports Latino-focused research, educational, and public programs and promotes the inclusion of Latinos and Latino perspectives in the activities of the Smithsonian.

Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council is an independent, nonprofit organization. Based in New York City, it seeks to advance social science throughout the world, and supports research, education, and scholarly exchange on every continent. This site includes information on its projects on "International Migration," "Ethnic Customs, Assimilation, and American Law," and "Religion, Immigration and Civil Life."

Southwest Hispanic Research Institute - University of New Mexico

Established in 1980, The Southwest Hispanic Research Institute (SHRI) at the University of New Mexico, serves as an interdisciplinary center to promote scholarly discourse, conduct teaching and research, and disseminate information concerning historical, contemporary, and emerging issues which impact on Hispanic communities of the greater Southwest. SHRI supports faculty research on a cross disciplinary basis and promotes inquiry regarding the transformation of Hispanic regional culture. This site includes a list of publications.

Southwest Institute for Research on Women - University of Arizona

The Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) was established as a regional research and resource center within the Women's Studies Program at the University of Arizona. Its mission is to conduct interdisciplinary, inter-institutional research, professional development, and outreach programs. SIROW is now connected to thirty campuses in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and west Texas, and with El Colegio de la Frontera Norte and El Colegio de Sonora in Mexico. The projects that SIROW undertakes either focus on women and gender in the Southwest and the Mexico-U.S. border region from a multicultural perspective, or are developed because they interest scholars in the region. Topically, SIROW has conducted work on women's education, employment, health, history, literature, and culture.

Stanford Center for Chicano Research

The Stanford Center for Chicano Research (SCCR) was established in 1980 to promote cross-disciplinary research on Mexican American and other Latino communities in the U.S. An important goal of the SCCR is to enhance dialogue between the research community and the public. As concerned citizens and researchers in academia, faculty seek to contribute to the local, state, and national discourse on public policy and to promote effective long- term problem solving through their work at the Center. A list of publications is available on this site.

Tomás Rivera Policy Institute

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) is a freestanding, nonprofit, policy research organization. Through its capacity to conduct primary and secondary data analysis, TRPI is positioned to fill the void in information that exists among policymakers and political leaders regarding the complexities that characterize the U.S. Latino population-e.g. its heterogeneous composition, its bilingualism, and its diverse nativity. This site includes a list of publications to order, descriptions of current research, and interesting statistics.

United States Census Bureau Immigration Statistics

There are two sources of information about immigration on the Census Bureau's internet site: 1. The U.S. Bureau of the Census uses immigration data from the INS and the decennial census, and other sources in its population estimates and projections programs. It modifies the immigration data and combines it with other international movement data to display a component of population change labeled "net international migration." It has this component at the U.S., state, and county levels. You can locate this component in some of the Bureau's estimates and projections offerings; and 2. The Current Population Survey provides data on the Foreign Born population for the nation and selected states.

United States Census Bureau State Data Centers

The State Data Center (SDC) Program is one of the Census Bureau's longest and most successful partnerships. It is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. The Business and Industry Data Center Program (BIDC) was added in 1988 to meet the needs of local business communities for economic data. The SDC program's mission is to provide easy and efficient access to U.S. Census Bureau data and information through a wide network of lead, coordinating, and affiliate agencies in each state. The SDCs are official sources of demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the Census Bureau. Links to state date centers are located on this page.

United States Commission on Immigration Reform

The bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform was authorized by Section 141 of the Immigration Act of 1990 and expired on December 31, 1997. The mandate of the Commission was to review and evaluate the implementation and impact of U.S. immigration policy and to transmit to the Congress reports of its findings and recommendations. In particular, the Commission examined the implementation and impact of provisions of the Immigration Act of 1990 related to family reunification, employment-based immigration, and the program to ensure diversity for the sources of U.S. immigration. This site contains reports to Congress and Commission research papers, including the Mexico-U.S. Binational Migration Study Report.

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor. This site provides numerous statistics, including information on Hispanic workers.

United States Historical Census Data Browser

This site presents data that describe the people and the economy of the U.S. for each state and county from 1790 to 1960. This site allows users to select variables for each census, including place of birth, and create graphs of state-level date. This site is made available with the cooperation and consent of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service

The Immigration and Naturalization Service is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that administers the nation's immigration laws. This site includes links to statistics on immigration and information on immigration law. Materials on the history of immigration can be accessed from the Teacher and Student Resources link.

United States State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has primary responsibility for formulating government policies on population, refugees, and migration, and for administering U.S. refugee assistance and admissions programs. The site contains links to press releases and fact sheets.

Urban Institute Population Studies Center

The Population Studies Center carries out demographic analyses, and helps track general economic and social trends. Center staff assess a broad span of issues. Among the issues being researched is the impact of increasing numbers of immigrants on the U.S. economy and society. Researchers look at immigrants' integration into society and government efforts to stem illegal immigration.

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