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Hot Topic: Immigration ( Wayne College ): Websites & Statistics

This guide explores and provides a starting point for your research on immigration law and the history of immigration

ProCon Website is nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more

than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.

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History of Immigration in United States


ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants and to combating public and private discrimination against them.The site also includes select immigration cases and legislative testimony.

American Immigration Council (formerly the American Immigration Law Foundation.), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience.

American Immigration Lawyers Association  is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies protects the fundamental human rights of refugee women, children, LGBT individuals, and others who flee persecution in their home countries. 

Center for Immigration Studies  is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization providing 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.

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a non-partisan, public interest organization of concerned Americans, united in the belief that our immigration policies and laws should again serve the nation’s future needs. This means better border management, lower levels of overall immigration, and a greater focus on highly skilled immigrants. 

MPI Data Hub provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the 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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