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Migration and Immigration

Information sources related to immigrants, refugees, and asylees


  • Urban Institute Program on Immigrants and Immigration
    • The Urban Institute’s research on immigrants and immigration spans four interconnected domains: federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy; refugees and global migration; immigrant children, families, and communities; and the immigrant workforce.
  • Migration Policy Institute
    • The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute seeks to improve immigration and integration policies through authoritative research and analysis, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions.
  • US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
    • The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) was established in 1911 "To protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life."
  • Immigration Policy 1783-2010 Dataset (available through Open ICPSR)
    • Measures the restrictiveness of immigration policy for low-skill immigration in the 19 listed countries from the 19th century through to today. The measure is comparable across countries and across time. In addition, the sub-measures used to create the immigration policy variables are included as well.
  • Immigration Policies in Comparison
    • The aim of the Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) project is o provide a set of sophisticated quantitative indices to measure immigration policies in all OECD countries and for the time period 1980-2010. By means of this new dataset the causes and effects of immigration policies will be studied more systematically.
  • IMPALA database (International Migration Policy And Law Analysis)
    • The International Migration Policy And Law Analysis (IMPALA) Database is a cross-national, cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary project on comparative immigration policy. The database, which can be used for both qualitative and quantitative research across a range of disciplines, improves existing databases on policy and captures trends in immigration selection policy, naturalization policy, illegal immigration policy and bilateral agreements across 20 OECD countries, across time.

  • Migrant Integration Policy Index
    • The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a unique tool which measures policies to integrate migrants in all EU Member States, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. 167 policy indicators have been developed to create a rich, multi-dimensional picture of migrants’ opportunities to participate in society. The index is a useful tool to evaluate and compare what governments are doing to promote the integration of migrants in all the countries analysed.

  •  Migrant Policy Group
    • For over 20 years, MPG has steadily coordinated EU-wide networks with diverse stakeholders, providing it with extensive knowledge and networks to coordinate EU-wide activities on integration, migration and anti-discrimination.