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NIF is an immigration advocacy organization that aims to create “alliances across diverse faith, labor, immigrant, non-immigrant and business constituencies in communities across the country”….to “come together under the Forum’s leadership to develop, execute and evaluate legislative and administrative advocacy strategies. “ Research reports available for download mainly focus on legislative and administrative U.S. immigration reform.
Tips for Finding & Exploring Educational/Policy/Advocacy sites
Whether the group is an educational/policy group, advocacy organization, or professional association, be sure to read the section of its web site that describes the mission and goals of the group. This is usually an "About us," link.
Most educational/think tank/policy sites will have an "Issues" our "Topics" link-be sure to check this out.
To find advocacy groups, think about trade or professional associations that may be invested in health care.
Once you find an advocacy organization, look for links on its
website to "news alerts,", "legislation or legislative action,"
This progressive policy organization analyzes domestic and international issues, takes political positions based on their analysis, and works on creating change. See this section on immigration for arguments supporting the Dream Act.
The Center for Immigration Studies is a research organization founded in 1985 engaged in research and policy analysis. Its web site states, "many of us at the Center are animated by a "low-immigration, pro-immigrant" vision of an America that admits fewer immigrants but affords a warmer welcome for those who are admitted".
EPI is a well-known progressive think tank which publishes research and analysis on employment and public policy issues. Many of their publications and articles, plus data and graphs on employment and wage demographics, are available on their web site.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) was founded in 2001 by Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kathleen Newland; it grew out of the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. MPI is known for the quality of its analyses and research studies on "migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels". The scope of their research is worldwide. On their website, you can access publications, data tools, fact sheets and their online journal, Migration Information Source, http://www.migrationinformation.org/. MPI describes itself as “an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide”. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels; many of their research reports and fact sheets are available for download through their web site.
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Its work is carried out by eight projects, which include Pew Hispanic Center (http://pewhispanic.org/) and the Social & Demographic Trends project (http://pewsocialtrends.org/).