TopLinks: Immigration

American Civil Liberties Union: Immigrants' Rights
This is a site developed by the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization determined to uphold civil rights through the legal system. There are articles about legal cases and congressional issues with which the ACLU is involved and a library of articles about significant discriminatory topics. The site also includes news, congress, and court coverage of discriminatory practices in the U.S.

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Among the position papers found on this site is the AILA issue paper: "Restricting Immigrant Access to Driver's Licenses." The paper argues that restricting immigrants from getting driver's licenses based on immigration status will not strengthen U.S. national security. This site also includes pro-immigrant reports like “Five Immigration Myths Explained.”

Federation for American Immigration Reform
This site presents arguments for limiting immigration into the United States, including a call for a moratorium on immigration and warnings that terrorists can still exploit the immigration system. The site includes state and city data.

National Employment Law Project: Immigrants and Work
The NELP offers a variety of resources and reports in its work "promoting policies that build equality, fairness and inclusion for all those at work in America."

National Immigration Forum
The National Immigration Forum's site offers numerous resources regarding immigration policy in order to build public support to uphold “America's tradition as a nation of immigrants.” The site features up-to-date information on immigration legislation as well as in-depth information about issues such as naturalization and due process.

PBS: The New Americans
Independent film producer Steve James PBS documentary The New Americans tells the poignant stories of five groups of new immigrants, their homelands, and their new home in America. Illegal Immigration
This nonprofit organization provides information on the immigration debate. At its site you will find links to historic legislation, current legislation such as the failed McCain-Kennedy Immigration Act in 2006, and statistics with information on the economy, amnesty, and borders.

The Minuteman Project
The Minuteman Project is a volunteer-run organization committed to reducing “the menace” of illegal immigration by monitoring the U.S.-Mexico border. Its site contains numerous articles about the project since the group's inception in 2004.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement site comes under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security. The site features numerous fact sheets and introductory information on areas such as child exploitation, human trafficking, and worksite enforcement of labor standards.

"The Nation’s Cruelest Immigration Law"
This op-ed piece from The New York Times explores a 2011 law making it a criminal act to employ, house, or otherwise assist undocumented immigrants in Alabama, as well as efforts from church leaders, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Justice Department to block the legislation.

Fixing the Immigration System for America’s 21st Century Economy
This site, a part of the official White House Web site, outlines the Obama administration’s plans for immigration reform, including a video of a speech by the president, a blueprint for immigration reform, and blog posts.

Immigration Data
The U.S. Census Bureau’s compilation of data regarding immigration uses projections and estimations based on official census statistics.