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Government

Census 2010 U.S. Census Bureau's statistical reports on U.S. residents and citizens, including ethnic and immigrant information.

Census 2000 U.S. Census Bureau's statistical reports on U.S. residents and citizens, including ethnic and immigrant information.

Immigration and U.S. History Overview of immigration to the U.S. from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services The federal agency that "oversees lawful immigration" to the United States, including visa, naturalization, and asylum petitions.

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News

Yahoo! News on Immigration Compendium of news related to immigration laws, policies, and events that is updated daily.

Findlaw's Legal News Updates about immigration-related law, cases, and legislation.

Feet in 2 Worlds Site of news, analysis, and news-commentary by journalists who describe themselves as having immigrant roots. Feet in 2 Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School.

USCIS News The official compendium of news from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, focusing on the agency's own activities and policies.

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Laws and Legislation

About.com Immigration Issues Links to articles on topics such as Immigration and Politics, Immigration Basics, Green Cards, and Citizenship.

History of Migration and Immigration Laws A list with brief descriptions of immigration-related laws and legislation, sponsored by the American Comparative Literature Association.

The Legal Information Institute Cornell University Law School's searchable database of all federal U.S. laws, including Supreme Court decisions and the U.S. Code.

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Immigration and History

Center for the Study of the First Americans A research and education center at Texas A&M University focusing on the first immigrants to North America.

Historical and Current Issues of Immigration Constitutional Rights Foundation's links to sources of information about immigration history.

Immigration and Ethnic History Society Founded in 1965, this nonprofit organization promotes the study of immigration to the United States and Canada.

Immigration History Research Center An interdisciplinary research center at the University of Minnesota.

The Living Mosaic Compendium of links to sources about different immigrant groups to the U.S., created by teachers and students for Oracle Education Foundation.

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Major Immigrant Groups to the U.S.

(arranged alphabetically)

African The University of Washington's African American History project, featuring many links to web resources.

Arab A history from the Arab American National Museum in Michigan.

Armenian The U.S. Department of State's profile of Armenia.

Asian A general list of links created by educators, including the Filipino, Indian, Japanese/Okinawan, and Chinese resources.

Chinese The Library of Congress' history of Chinese immigration and the Chinese in the United States.

English A British site that traces the early migrations of people from England to the New World.

German An overview of German-American history and culture from the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Greek A historical summary of Greek immigration to the U.S. from the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Hispanic The Pew Hispanic Center's statistics and surveys that demonstrate migration trends of the Hispanic/Latino population.

Iranian A list of various Iranian American organizations, including business associations, professional associations, and civic & political groups.

Irish A link to the "Archives of Irish America" at New York University.

Italian A link to "The Story of Italian Immigration" hosted by the American Immigration Law Foundation.

Japanese A chronology of Japanese American history from the Japanese American Network, a partnership of Japanese American heritage organizations.

Jewish An overview of Jewish immigration history hosted by the American Immigration Law Foundation.

Korean An overview of Korean American history sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

Swedish The Swedish Emigrant Institute's short history of immigration from Sweden to America.

Vietnamese Web site of the Vietnamese American Heritage Project of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program.

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Advocacy Organizations

(arranged alphabetically)

Center for Immigration Studies A non-profit think tank that promotes a policy of limiting all immigration to the United States.

Federation for American Immigration Reform A non-profit organization that seeks to reform U.S. policies in order to increase border security and stop unauthorized immigration.

FreedomWorks An organization headed by Republican former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey with a strong emphasis on border security and guest-worker programs to address immigration issues.

Immigration Advocates Network A network of immigrant-rights organizations specifically serving low-income immigrant communities.

Immigration Impact The blog of the American Immigration Council, an organization that seeks to educate the American public about the contributions and human rights of immigrants today.

Minuteman Project A non-profit organization that opposes unauthorized immigration and coordinates civilian patrols of the U.S.-Mexico border, using the motto “Operating within the law to support enforcement of the law.”

National Council of La Raza A national Hispanic civil rights advocacy organization that promotes comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

National Immigration Forum A lobby group and civil rights organization that advocates for immigrants and refugees to the U.S.

National Immigration Law Center A policy analysis and litigation organization that seeks to protect and promote the rights of low-income immigrants and their families.

No More Deaths A non-profit organization that coordinates the delivery of food, water, clothing, and medical care to people crossing the border from Mexico into the United States, using the motto “Humanitarian aid is never a crime.”

NumbersUSA A lobby group and activist organization that seeks to limit the population of the U.S., mainly through stemming immigration.

The Stein Report A blog by the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform that promotes reducing immigration to the United States.

 

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