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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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2022 NRL January Webinar with the Urban Institute, BAJI, and USC Equity Research Institute: Centering Race and Structural Racism in Immigration Policy Research Urban Institute, BAJI, USC Equity Research Institute Report, Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2022 Black Immigrants in the United States Face Hurdles, but Outcomes Vary by City Migration Policy Institute Report Other
2022 NRL February Webinar with the Metropolitan Group, National Immigration Forum, and the Migration Policy Institute:How We Talk about Migration: The Link Between Migration Narratives, Policy, and Power. The Metropolitan Group, National Immigration Forum, Migration Policy Institute Report, Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2022 NRL March Webinar with California Immigrant Policy Center and ACLU Colorado : The Ultimate Message Guide to Winning the Immigration Narrative California Immigrant Policy Center, ACLU Colorado Report, Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2022 NRL April Webinar with New York Civil Liberties Union and Lake Research Partners: Messaging Around Disentanglement of Immigration Enforcement in New York New York Civil Liberties Union , Lake Research Partners Toplines, Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2021 NRL June Webinar with The Opportunity Agenda: Regional Discourse Analysis Findings in Relation to Other Original Research The Opportunity Agenda Slide Deck, Video Media Analysis
2021 NRL September Webinar with Define American: Centering Storytellers in Immigration Advocacy Define American Video Other
2021 American Dreaming: The Roadmap to Resilience for Undocumented Storytellers Define American Report, Summary Other
2021 Messaging on Disentanglement and Immigration New York Civil Liberties Union Slide Deck, Summary, Video Enforcement
2021 NRL October Webinar with Freedom for Immigrants : Detained and Disappeared - Forced Disappearances in Immigrant Detention Freedom for Immigrants Report, Slide Deck, Video Detention

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