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Immigration - Oregon Resources
Organizations & Policy Groups
Migration Policy Institute
The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. The group provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels.
Migration Policy Group
An independent non-profit European organisation dedicated to strategic thinking and acting on equality and mobility.
American Immigration Council
The Council strives to educate policy makers and the general public about the contributions of America’s immigrants. The Council employs a diverse set of strategies, including policy advocacy, litigation, research, communications, and education.
ACLU: Immigrants' Rights Project
An advocacy organization; employs targeted impact litigation, advocacy, and public outreach, including press releases, information on asylum/refugees, detention, discrimination & workplace rights. Includes select immigration cases and legislative testimony.
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
Focused on women seeking asylum. Includes information on gender-based asylum, including general background information, US and international case law, country conditions information, scholarly articles and news.
International Organization for Migration (UN)
The migration agency for the United Nations, IOM is an inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
UN High Commission for Refugees
Created in 1950, UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees around the world. Contains information on global trends and statistical yearbooks.
U.S. Laws & Court Cases
Legal Information Reference Center
NOTE: you will need to login with the name of your county of residence (ex: "clackamas"). The password is the word "oregon" in lowercase. Click on the "Immigration & Travel" icon for more information.
U.S. Government Agencies
Department of Homeland Security
Country Profiles and International Statistics
Notable resources for international and regional statistical information:
United States Census Bureau: International Data Base
Developed by the U.S. Census Bureau to provide access to accurate and timely demographic measures for populations around the world. The database includes a comprehensive set of indicators.
Detailed information on communications, economic conditions, geography, government, people, military, transportation, & transnational issues for nearly all nations. Maps provided for all nations.
Data from the United Nations. Searchable and browseable by country.
World Bank Data
Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.
Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library.