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Adademic/Research Groups
News Outlets in Arizona
Art related to border issues

Adademic/Research Groups…

BorderLinks is a bi-national non-profit organization that offers experiential educational seminars along the border focusing on the issues of global economics, militarization, immigration, and popular resistance to oppression and violence. With these topics occupying the spotlight in public and political debate, it is more important than ever that US citizens witness a reality affected by our policies and lifestyles.

Mexican Migration Project (MMP) at Princeton
An ongoing binational research effort that aims to study and document the process of Mexican migration to the United States.

To achieve this end, the MMP:

-Gathers and maintains high quality social and demographic data on the lives and characteristics of documented and undocumented Mexican migrants to the United States.

-Makes the collected data available to the public for research and educational purposes, while maintaining the confidentiality of our respondents.

Pew Hispanic Center
Chronicling Latinos’ diverse experiences in a changing America

Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the entire nation. The Center does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. It 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.

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Immigration Policy Program
…The Economic Impacts of Immigrants in Arizona (PDF)
University of Arizona
The Udall Center Immigration Policy Program works at the intersection
of academic research and public policy to illuminate the complexities of
immigration policy in a global economy. The program’s primary activities
include research, publications, and educational forums. Focusing on how
to think, rather than what to think, about immigration’s various impacts,
the program seeks to provide credible data and sound analyses on the
economic, fiscal, and social impacts of immigration. The program thereby
seeks to foster better understanding of the tradeoffs involved in this
difficult issue.

Justice for Immigrants
In June 2004, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration and The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC. (CLINIC) Board of Directors resolved to make comprehensive immigration reform, with special emphasis on legalization, a major public policy priority within the Church. Many other national Catholic institutions have also made legalization a policy priority.

As part of the Church’s response, a diverse group of Catholic organizations with national networks have decided to join the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants: A Journey of Hope campaign designed to unite and mobilize a growing network of Catholic institutions, individuals, and other persons of good faith in support of a broad legalization program and comprehensive immigration reform. Its goal will be to maximize the Church’s influence on this issue, consistent with the immigration reform principles enunciated in the bishops’ pastoral letter.

News Outlets in Arizona…

Arizona Daily Star
The Tucson Citizen

Arizona Republic


Making a Case for Open Immigration
By Wayne Cornelius
From The Vail Trail, April 4, 2007
…Download PDF

Cops, Coyotes and the Politics of Stupidity
By Luis Alberto Urrea
From The Washington Post, Sunday, May 27, 2007
…Download PDF

Migrating Truth, Immigration rhetoric plays fast with the facts
By Tim Vanderpool
From The Tucson Weekly, June 28, 2007
…Download PDF

Art related to border issues…

From The Other Side, A film by Chantal Akerman
Boderxing, Heath Bunting
Border Film Project
Floating Territories, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski
inSite 05 Many excellent projects both online and on location.
Jenny Polak: Especially of interest is ICE raids tracking on Google Maps
Low Drone
CECUT Project, by Krzysztof Wodiczko

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