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1. Attitudes Towards Immigrants and Immigration Policy: Survey Amoung Latinos in the U.S. and Mexico (external link)
Abstract: e Pew Hispanic Center released findings from major new surveys conducted in the U.S. and Mexico on attitudes toward immigrants and immigration policy options. A survey of U.S. Latinos shows that views are not unanimous on unauthorized migrants and U.S. policy toward them. A separate survey in Mexico reveals the size of the Mexican population that is considering migration to the United States, including those inclined to come without legal status.
Resource Type: Article

2. Broad Survey of Day Laborers Finds High Levels of Injuries and Pay Violations (internal link)
Abstract: This article reports on a 2006 study, the first and broadest of it's kind, that looked at the lives and economic situations of day laborers across the U.S.
Resource Type: Article

3. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (external link)
Abstract: The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. They also develop policy options to alleviate poverty, particularly among working families.
Resource Type: Website

4. Day Labor in New York: Findings from the NYDL Survey (external link)
Abstract: This report examines data from the NY Day Laborer Syrvey. It asks and attempts to answer 6 questions: Who are day laborers? What are the earnings of Day Laborers? What do they do? Why do day labor? Who hires them? Are they abused?
Resource Type: Article

5. Deportation Statistics, 2004 and Historical (external link)
Abstract: Run by the Department of Homeland Security, this website contains 44 charts on deportations over the past century.
Resource Type: Chart

6. Foreign Born Population in the United States (external link)
Abstract: A map, by county, of the percent of foreign-born people there are in the United States
Resource Type: Map

7. Here Illigally, Working Hard Paying Taxes (internal link)
Abstract: The article reports on undocumented immigrants who are paying taxes, and works to counter the argument that these immigrants are a financial burden on the U.S.
Resource Type: Article

8. Immigration Statistics - Homeland Security Office (external link)
Abstract: This government-run site contains data, statistics, publications, and fact sheets on immigration into the US, focusing largely on legal immigration and information on immigrants who have become legal citizens.
Resource Type: Website

9. InfoShare (external link)
Abstract: The Infoshare Community Information Service is a sophisticated tool that lets planners, community activists, teachers, students, researchers, and ordinary citizens view and analyze a vast array of community and regional data. Data currently available for NYC and NY State.
Resource Type: Website

10. Is There a Nativity Gap? The Academic Performance of Immigrant Students (external link)
Abstract: A statistical analysis of the academic performance of immigrant youth which focuses on variables including ELL status, time in the country, SES, and years in public schools.
Resource Type: Article

11. Lake Snell Perry & Associates - Polling (external link)
Abstract: This Polling Firm works closely with the Democratic Party and other social service organizations. They have a number of free reports on their website of polls and surveys they have done on a variety of important topics.
Resource Type: Website

12. Mexican Born Population in the United States (external link)
Abstract: A map, by county, of the percent of Mexican-born people there are in the United States
Resource Type: Map

13. Migration Information Source (external link)
Abstract: This very informative website contains a wealth of information about migrants, immigration, and populations of countries around the world. It includes a global data center, maps, publications and reports, and much much more.
Resource Type: Website

14. National Council of La Raza: Publications about Improving Opportunities for Hispanic Americans in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This is the publications page for the National Council of La Raza. The publications are divided into topics, including: electoral politics, civil rights, community and family wealth building, education, employment, farmworkers, health, and immigration.
Resource Type: Website

15. Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (external link)
Abstract: NEDAP is a resource and advocacy center that works with community groups to promote financial justice in NYC's low income and of color communities. Website contains maps, editorials, policy and position papers, fact sheets, etc.
Resource Type: Website

16. NY State Data Center (external link)
Abstract: Census 2000 contains a wealth of information for New York State and its sub-areas. This section contains data from and information about this census.
Resource Type: Website

17. On The Corner: The First National Survey On Day Laborers in the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: This report highlights the findings in the first ever survey of day-laborers in the United States by surveying over 2,000 of the estimated 117,600 day-laborers in this country. It highlights the widespread abuses, economic struggles, and demographic information about this large but until recently ignored segment of our population.
Resource Type: Article

18. On the Corner: Day Laborers in the US (RADIO PROGRAM) (internal link)
Abstract: The first nationwide study on day laborers was completed in January 2006. Based on 2,660 interviews with workers in 20 states it reveals high levels of abuse towards the workers. Abel Valenzuela, an associate professor at UCLA and one of the studies three authors, talks about the findings.
Resource Type: Curriculum

19. Pew Hispanic Center (external link)
Abstract: This website contains immense amounts of data on Latinos in the United States, including datasets, publications, and research on demographics, immigration, education, labor, politics, and economic situation.
Resource Type: Website

20. Poverty and Race Research Action Council (external link)
Abstract: PRACC's mission is to generate, gather, and disseminate information on the relationship between race and poverty. The website contains original articles, publications for download, links to other sites, and an online copy of their monthly newsletter.
Resource Type: Website

21. Real World Math Projects (external link)
Abstract: An article from Rethinking Schools briefly highlighting 17 social-justice based math projects
Resource Type: Article

22. Remittance Data and Publications (external link)
Abstract: The Pew Hispanic Center compiles data on Latinos in the US. This page contains several reports and data remittance rates, including amounts of money being sent, companies that profit from these transactions, and where to/from this money is coming/going.
Resource Type: Website

23. Rise, Peak, and Decline: Trends in US Immigration, 1992 - 2004 (external link)
Abstract: This report provides the first detailed analysis of recent year-to-year immigration flows to the United States. It breaks down the overall increases in the foreign-born population that the United States has experienced since the early 1990s into estimates of annual flows and charts key changes in its major components, including countries of origin and legal status.
Resource Type: Article

24. Surveys on Latino Experiences and Opinions (external link)
Abstract: The Pew Hispanic Center compiles data on Latinos in the US. This page contains several surveys about the experiences of Latinos in the US, focusing on issues such as their own immigration, economic conditions, social security, and immigration policy.
Resource Type: Website

25. The New Demography of America's Schools: Immigration and the NCLB (external link)
Abstract: The demographics of US schools are changing rapidly as a result of immigration, which are occuring alongside implementation of the NCLB. This report explores how immigration is changing the profile of our student population during this era of reform.
Resource Type: Article

26. The New Neighbors: A User's Guide to Data on Immigrants in U.S. Communities (external link)
Abstract: This guidebook is designed to help local policy makers, program implementers, and advocates use U.S. Census and other data sources to identify immigrant populations in their local communities—their characteristics, their contributions, and their needs.
Resource Type: Article

27. The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: Based on the March 2005 Current Population Survey, this report examines the demographic patterns and social, economic, and political impact that this group of nearly 12 million people is having on the US

28. The Urban Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization. The website contains reports, fact sheets, and a useful search engine for exploring the vast amounts of information on their site.
Resource Type: Website

29. United Nations Statistics Division (external link)
Abstract: This website contains statistical databases and publications on demographics and social characteristics on most countries around the world. Some areas of classification include: economics, environmental and energy, poverty, migration, mortality, population, density, and urbanization.
Resource Type: Website

30. US-Mexico Migration (external link)
Abstract: This special website created by the Migration Information Center explores the history of Mexican migration to the US. It includes data, articles, and information related to the labor force, voting, immigration policy, etc.
Resource Type: Website

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