The American Immigration Council (formerly the American Immigration Law Foundation) was established in 1987. Its mission is to "strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how Americans think about and act towards immigration now and in the future." Its website provides material on education, law, and policy.
Founded in 2001 by Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kathleen Newland, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) grew out of the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. Its website links to MPI publications.
Founded in 1982, the National Immigration Forum advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to the United States. Its website provides links to its own publications as well as publications and reports about immigration by government agencies, other organizations, and individuals.
Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a national legal advocacy organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. Its website has information about health care and public benefits, immigration reform, immigration enforcement, workers' rights, education, and NILC litigation.
The Mexican Migration Project (MMP) was created in 1982 by an interdisciplinary team of researchers to further understanding of the process of Mexican migration to the United States. The project is a binational research effort co-directed by Jorge Durand, professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico), and Douglas S. Massey, professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University (US).
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’ impact on the nation. The Center is a project of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Founded in 1968, the Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research center that gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues.
Founded in 1948, the Rand Corporation is a nonpartisan institution that conducts policy research on health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and other topics.