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P.B.S. Now: Migrant Workers in the United States 
Recent estimates by the U.S. Department of Labor suggest that approximately 1.3 million U.S. citizens migrate between states, earning their living by working in the agricultural industry. 

Mexican Immigrant Labor History (PBS)
The Mexican migratory worker in southwest America is regarded as a necessary part of the bustling harvest season. The need of U.S. employers to import foreign manual labor was heightened first by the expansion of cattle ranches in the Southwest, and by the increase of fruit production in California in 1850 and 1880.

Arizona and National Immigration Crisis (UCLA School of Law) 
A resource bank for all people interested in learning more about SB 1070 and its content, context, origins, justifications, responses, and possible consequences.  

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
Frequently requested statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

In the Strawberry Fields (The Atlantic Online)
Award-winning investigative article by Eric Schlosser later included in his book Reefer Madness. "The management of California's strawberry industry offers a case study of both the dependence on an imported peasantry that characterizes much of American agriculture and the destructive consequences of a deliberate low-wage economy."

Migrant Workers Organizations and Other Sources

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) has been an advocate for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States since 1971. Visit Children in the Fileds and Publications pages. 

Fingers to the Bone: United States Failure to Protect Child Farmworkers
A report from Human Rights Watch

United Farmworkers
The most established organization for the protection and advancement of migrant workers. Send an action alert to government officials, watch a movie on Cesar Chavez or join the UFW's email update list to keep current on migrant issues. 

Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights
An effort by local organizations and advocates to come together in an inclusive and diverse network from across the state to work pro-actively to change the social/political climate of immigration in Arizona and to stop the anti-immigrant tide 

Additional Online Sources

Global Migration Resources
List of websites and blogs related to global migration, with descriptions.

Border News from the Arizona Daily Star
Border coverage at the online home of the Arizona Daily Star newspaper.

Center for Comparitive Immigration Studies (CCIS)
CCIS is an international research center that studies the challenges and opportunities created by migration throughout the world.

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center "...the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has gone on to become the go-to think tank for the anti-immigrant movement with its reports and staffers often cited by media and anti-immigrant politicians. CIS’s much-touted tagline is 'low immigration, pro-immigrant,' but the organization has a decades-long history of circulating racist writers, while also associating with white nationalists."

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.

Detention Watch Network - Detention Map
The Detention Map includes: Detention Centers, Community Organizations, ICE Offices and Immigration Courts and Visitation Programs.

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
FAIR is a membership organization seeking to reform immigration policy. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center FAIR's mission is to limit immigration into the United States. FAIR has ties to white supremacist groups.

Immigrants' Rights at
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) covers issues related to the civil liberties and civil rights of non-citizens.

Immigrants' Rights at
Information about immigration policy reform from the American Friends Service Committee.

Immigration Enforcement at the National Immigration Law Center
Resources on the enforcement of federal, state, and local immigration policies and laws.

Migration Information Source 
The Migration Information Source provides articles, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
NNIRR works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.

Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
PICUM is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that aims to promote respect for the human rights of undocumented migrants within Europe.

States Without Nations
Research and commentary on state efforts to restrict the movement of people across borders.

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 
ICE is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government.


Global Migration

Updated 2015

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