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Immigration Data Matters: How to Find the Most Accurate Resources

  • Other Immigration
  • Advocacy

With immigration increasingly visible in the news and the political space in the United States and internationally, getting access to accurate, high-quality data is essential for publics and policymakers to understand immigration’s demographic effects and impacts on the economy, education and labor systems, and the communities in which immigrants and their families live and work. Join the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Population Reference Bureau (PRB) for the release of an updated version of the popular Immigration Data Matters guide, which directs users to more than 220 international and U.S. data sources, and explains how to navigate sometimes complex datasets issued by government statistical agencies, international organizations, and reputable research organizations. This handy online guide includes data sources covering everything from the size of foreign-born population stocks and flows to citizenship applications, children in immigrant families, refugee admissions, migrant deaths, international student enrollment, global remittance flows, enforcement activities, and much more. At a time of proliferating data sources on immigration and immigrants, the presenters will discuss where some of the most user-friendly data can be accessed, including MPI’s own Migration Data Hub. They will share their insights on how to avoid common pitfalls in using existing immigration data and will highlight relevant data sources available from international organizations and national governments, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

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