Immigration Information Resources
U.S. immigration and immigrant information can be easily accessed from the online resources below. Partners of The ILC Public Education Institute such as Migration Policy Institute and Pew Research Center have developed interactive, detailed and extensive tools for users to source information by state, country of origin, characteristic and type. These include interactive maps, detailed tables, fast facts and more.
Fifty-one state-by-state innovation and entrepreneurship fact sheets prepared by the American Immigration Council in Washington, D.C. highlight the role immigrant entrpreneurs play in a state's economy and the initiatives that welcome them.
The Center for Migration Studies began the Democratizing Data Initiative to make demographic data on immigrants more widely available to a variety of users. Estimates include naturalization-eligible and undocumented immigrant population data at national, state and sub-state levels. Information is presented through interactive data tools, tables, charts and publications.
Migration Policy Institute's Immigration Data Hub showscases the most current national and state-level demographic, social and economic facts about immigrants to the U.S. Track historical immigration trends, see which global cities have the largest immigrant populations and learn more about refugee and asylum patterns.
Migration Policy Institute's online journal provides authoritative data and analysis of global trends. Easily accessible are frequently requested statistics on immigration as well as profiles of more than 70 countries.
These profile sheets on select U.S. cities disseminate local data regarding the economic and social characteristics of immigrant populations. Local Immigrant Profiles neatly visualize and summarize vital statistics on immigrants such as age, educational attainment and economic prosperity for 12 cities across the United States. Besides seeing data on the contributions of immigrants, you can also request the Institute for Immigration Research for a fact sheet on your own city.
Interactive maps from New American Economy provide immigrant data on the U.S. state, district and city geographic levels. Topics covered for each geographic level include demographics, workforce, voting power, home ownership, taxes and spending power, and entrepreneurship. The map also features a search option where users can enter an adderss, district, city or lawmaker's name to locate data specified by those areas.
IMPRINT’s interactive maps showcase the most current state-level programs, services, demographics and legislation relevant to the professional integration of foreign-trained immigrants and refugees in the United States. They were produced in support of policymakers, practitioners and advocates working to help immigrants and refugees transition into careers that match their skills and experience.
Pew Research Center, one of the most reputable immigration research institutions in the United States, offers the datasets from each of its surveys available to the researchers free-of-charge. There are also searchable maps, survey questions and election results.
The IssueLab, as a service of the Foundation Center, collects immigration-related publications from more than 400 organizations into a searchable archive. Topics include programming and strategies to provide services for immigrants, migrants, and refugees, advocacy and public policy work to protect and promote migrant rights, and more.