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Government Information

Information from United States Government Agencies

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman
Provides recommendations for resolving individual and employer problems with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
GovSites: Immigration
Links to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Immigration | The White House
President Obama's plan to create an immigration system for the twenty-first century.
Immigration Data
Find definitions of immigration terms as well as tables of estimates and projections for the foreign born populations based on the U.S.Census.
Immigration Statistics
Immigration Statistics including the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics which is a compendium of tables that provide data on foreign nationals who were granted lawful residence, on a temporary or permanent basis. Either applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized.
Mapping Immigration
Legal Permanent Residents (PDF format maps). "Legal permanent residents (LPRs) are foreign nationals who have been granted the right to reside permanently in the United States. LPRs are often referred to as simply "immigrants", but they are also known as "permanent resident aliens" and "green card holders."
myUSCIS Case Status Search
If you have an application receipt number, you can check the status of your case online.
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (UCIS)
Includes: Fingerprints, Electronic Filing, Paperwork Reduction Act, Employment Based Forms, Family Based Forms, Green Card Based Forms, Humanitarian Benefits Based Forms, Citizenship and Naturalization Based Forms.

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News, Opinion, and Debate

Center for Immigration Studies
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization founded in 1985. It is the Center's mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest.
Google News: Immigration
Multiple news / media sources.
Immigration and State Immigration Laws
From the National Council of State Legislatures.
Immigration: News, Analysis, and Opinion
From Politico.
Immigration Policy Center
From the American Immigration Council.
Migration Policy Institute
"The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide."
New York Times - Immigration and Refugees
"News about immigration and refugees, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times."
On Immigration Policy, Wider Partisan Divide Over Border Fence Than Path to Legal Status
"As immigration emerges as a key issue in the presidential campaign, there is little common ground between Republicans and Democrats in views of several immigration policy proposals. But partisan disagreements are much more pronounced on some issues than others." Study from Pew Research Center (Oct. 8, 2015). See also this PDF link to full report and their earlier report (published in June 2015): Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants.
Public Agenda: Immigration
Public Agenda, a nonpartisan group, has links to discussion guides, fact files, resources, and more.

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Immigration: Introduction
"an introduction to the study of immigration to the United States" from the Library of Congress.
Immigration to the United States, 1790 - 1930
from Harvard University Library
Immigration: Legal History
"a compilation of federal immigration and naturalization statutes in the United States provides an overview of the legislative history of immigration to the United States." From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: U.S. Immigration
from the Internet History Sourcebooks Project at Fordham University.

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