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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 Sort descending File Type Issue Area
2019 Children at the Crosshairs of Immigration Enforcement: A Snapshot of the Impact in San Diego County AFSC Report Detention
2018 California Voters’ Views of Immigrants and Immigration ALG Research Slide Deck, Survey Voter Survey
2018 IRC October Webinar with ALG Research and California Immigrant Policy Center ALG Research, California Immigrant Policy Center Video Public Opinion
2018 Immigration Strategic Messaging Project ALG Research, CIPC Toplines, Slide Deck Voter Survey
2019 Changing Patterns of Interior Immigration Enforcement in the United States, 2016 - 2018 American Immigration Council Report Enforcement
2020 Policies Affecting Asylum Seekers at the Border: The Migrant Protection Protocols, the Asylum Transit, and Metering American Immigration Council Factsheet Policy Review
2019 Prison By Any Other Name: A Report on South Florida Detention Facilities Americans for Immigrant Justice, Southern Poverty Law Center Report Detention
2019 Snapshot: Immigrant Health in the United States APIAHF Factsheet Detention, Enforcement
2019 Growing Partisan Divides on Immigration Policy APNORC Summary Public Opinion
Race and Class Project ASO Communications, Brilliant Corners, Lake Research Partners Slide Deck, Other Public Opinion

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