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The Narrative Research Lab furthers The Opportunity Agenda's mission of advancing and strengthening connections within the immigration space, acting as a repository for research that has shaped narrative in the movement. The Lab’s digital library (below) supports this goal by enabling partners to discover effective messaging more quickly and build on each other’s research more efficiently.

Parties interested in learning more about the Narrative Research Lab, becoming a member, or submitting their research to our list are invited to sign up. Those who would like to search available research and make requests for privately-held research are welcome to use the digital library below. However, only those who have completed and returned a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding will have rights to view all of the works listed.

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Search the library using the open search and/or dropdown fields below. If your search results are not publicly available (as marked by a hyperlink), copy the resource title(s), click “Submit Library Request,” and paste resource title(s) into the form. Response time: typically 5-8 business days. Watch the digital library instructional walk-through video here

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Year Title Institution File Type Issue Area
2020 Policies Affecting Asylum Seekers at the Border: The Migrant Protection Protocols, the Asylum Transit, and Metering American Immigration Council Factsheet Policy Review
2019 Immigration in the News: An Analysis of Coverage from Four California Counties Berkeley Media Studies Report Media Analysis
2019 Prisons and Punishment: Immigration Detention in California Human Rights First Report Detention
2019 Prison By Any Other Name: A Report on South Florida Detention Facilities Americans for Immigrant Justice, Southern Poverty Law Center Report Detention
2019 IRC April Webinar with National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy National Committee for Responsible Philanthropy Video Field Resource
2019 Shattered Refuge: A U.S. Senate Investigation into the Trump Administration’s Gutting of Asylum The Office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Report Policy Review
2019 IRC September Webinar with LGBT MAP and PRRI LGBT MAP, PRRI Video Public Opinion
2019 Orders from Above: Massive Human Rights Abuses Under Trump Administration Return to Mexico Policy Human Rights First Report Policy Review
2019 Safe Roads Across the Tri-State Area: The Case for Expanding Access to Driver’s Licenses in New York and New Jersey Center for Popular Democracy, National Immigration Law Center Report Policy Review
2019 Sharing the Road: Licensing All Drivers, Regardless of Immigration Status, Boosts Safety and the Economy Monique Ching Report Policy Review

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Use our interactive Value, Problem, Solution, Action (VPSA) message building tool to create a message that will energize your base and expand your constituencies.