Other Resources

The Curious Ostrich Materials

Advocacy Organizations

Immigration Policy Organizations


Other Resources


The Curious Ostrich Materials

Impacto a la Salud de los centros de detención de Wells FargoWells Fargo y el sistema de detenciónWells Fargo y el sistema de detención ATRAZ
Health Impact of Wells Fargo funded Detention CentersWells Fargo and the Detention System FRONTWells Fargo and the detention system BACK

Advocacy Organizations:

CA Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Information for and projects about children who are affected by parents’ deportation

Applied Research Center

ARC is a racial justice think tank using media, research, and activism to promote solutions. Its mission is to popularize racial justice and prepare people to fight for it.


DreamActivist.org is a multicultural, migrant youth-led, social media hub for the movement to pass the DREAM Act and pursue the enactment of other forms of legislation that aim to mend the broken immigration system.

Immigration Advocates Network

IAN is a free national online network that supports legal advocates working on behalf of immigrants’ rights.  Resources available: Library, Podcasts, Calendar, Agency Watch, Listservs, Videos, Alerts, Webinars, News, Member Search.

National Immigration Forum

The National Immigration Forum is the leading immigrant advocacy organization in the country with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.  The Forum uses its communications, advocacy and policy expertise to create a vision, consensus and strategy that leads to a better, more welcoming America – one that treats all newcomers fairly.

National Immigrant Law Center

Since 1979, the National Immigration Law Center has been dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their family members. NILC is a a leading expert on immigration, public benefits, and employment laws affecting immigrants and refugees.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues.


Presente.org is a national organization that exists to amplify the political voice of Latino communities.


Immigration Policy Organizations:

Immigration Policy Center

IPC is the research arm of the American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF). IPC was established in 2003 with the mission to provide policymakers, academics, the media, and the general public with access to accurate information about the effects of immigration on the U.S. economy and society.

California Immigrant Policy Center

The California Immigrant Policy Center advances inclusive policies that build a prosperous future for all Californians using policy analysis, advocacy and capacity building to unlock the power of immigrants in California. 

Migration Policy Institute

MPI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.

Social, economic and political analysis

Center for American Progress
Progressive ideas for a strong, just and free America. 

California Public Policy Institute

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.

Pew Hispanic Research Center

Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation.



The North American Congress on Latin America offers several blogs on topics relating to Latin American politics, economics and society, including issues related to immigration, the US-Mexico border and economic issues in Latin America.

Access Denied – A Conversation on Unauthorized Im/migration and Health

This blog is a forum for dialogue about unauthorized migrants’ and immigrants’ lack of access to health care services. It includes a bibliography of scientific literature on the topic and internet resources.

Other Resources:

Lost in Detention

A piece by FRONTLINE about the immigration detention system, very powerful.

Uncover the Truth and video

A website set up to document abuses by ICE and HS in implementation of Scomm

Human Impact Partners Proposal for a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on Comprehensive Immigration Reform 

Human Impact Partners looking at the possibility of doing a HIA on Immigration reform in 2010.

Immigrant Archive Project
An initiative dedicated to preserving the life stories of America’s immigrant population by recording, in their own words, the intimate stories of immigrants of all nations.


NewsTaco (newstaco.com)
Innovative and insightful news, critique, analysis and opinion from a Latino perspective in a 24-hour world.

California Watch (californiawatch.org)
The Center for Investigative Reporting’s team of investigative reporters pursues in-depth, high-impact reporting on issues such as education, public safety, health care and the environment.

New America Media (newamericamedia.org)
NAM is dedicated to bringing the voices of the marginalized – ethnic minorities, immigrants, young people, elderly – into the national discourse. Their website includes specific coverage of Arizona, Immigration and other related topics.

The Alabama News Network (http://newamericamedia.org/news/alabama-news-network/) is an editorial exchange to share content and some of the facts and figures behind the new immigration law.

Colorlines (colorlines.com) is a daily news site offering award-winning reporting, analysis, and solutions to today’s racial justice issues.

The Nation (www.thenation.com)

New York Times (www.nytimes.com)

Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com)

Multi-American (multiamerican.scpr.org)
Immigration and cultural fusion in the new Southern California.

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