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Immigration: American Experience

Immigration/Refugee Associations & Agencies

American Immigration Council
Promotes laws, policies, and attitudes 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.

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
"The 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. We provide legal expertise, training, research and publications, engage in appellate litigation and policy development, and use international human rights instruments to address the root causes of persecution and to advance human rights."

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
Established in 1983 to respond to the needs of a growing Ethiopian community both in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and across the United States.

HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)
Founded in 1881 originally to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, HIAS has touched the life of nearly every Jewish family in America and now welcomes all who have fled persecution.

Immigration (Congressional Budget Office -CBO)
A nonpartisan institution; conducts objective, impartial analysis; and hires its employees solely on the basis of professional competence without regard to political affiliation. 

Immigration Equality
"Since 1994, Immigration Equality has been proud to advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom. As the only LGBTQ organization with a staff of immigration attorneys, Immigration Equality impacts both the individuals we serve and the immigration system as a whole."

Human Rights Watch: Migrants in the U.S.
Resources about migrants in the U.S. who are particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses. 

Migration Policy Institute : MPI 
Povides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the rising 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.

National Immigration Forum 
Established in 1982, the National Immigration Forum is the leading immigrant advocacy organization in the country with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation. 

Pew Research Center -Hispanic Trends
Valuable resource for fact sheets, statistics, reports, and more; not limited to immigration issues.

Pew Research Center-Immigration
Reports on immigration trends and analysis of their impact.

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
Was established "To protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life."


Episcopal Migration Ministries (DFMS/EMM)
In 2017, Episcopal Migration Ministries and its network of local affiliates welcomed over 3,000 refugees and 900 SIV’s (Special Immigrant Visa) from 34 countries in 30 communities in 26 dioceses. 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
For almost 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been a champion for migrants and refugees from around the globe.  
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
Offers advocacy, education, refugee resettlement, and other specialized services to at risk and vulnerable populations, such as victims of trafficking and unaccompanied minors. 

International Organizations

European Council on Refugees and Exiles
Pan-European alliance of 90 NGOs protecting and advancing the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons. 

Migration & Immigration (ELDIS.org)
Access to resources in global development research for policy and practice.

Forced Migration Online (FMO) 
Collection of free resources relating to refugees and forced migration. FMO is designed for use by students, academics, practitioners, policy makers, the media, forced migrants or anyone else interested in the field of forced migration. The site has not been updated since October 2017.

Human Rights WatchMigration
investigates rights violations arising when countries try to contain or divert the migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers at or within their borders, by placing adults and children in overcrowded and filthy detention centers, sometimes indefinitely.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Responds to some of the world's worst crises, delivering aid that saves lives while paving the way for long-term recovery.

OECD iLibrary: Immigration (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Resources on immigration/emmigration. Content is available to all users to read online by clicking the READ icon (Read icon image).<

OECD iLibrary: Refugees (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Resources on refugees/refugee resettlement. Content is available to all users to read online by clicking the READ icon (Read icon image).

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