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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

Please direct questions to narrativeresearchlab@opportunityagenda.org.

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Year Title Institution File Type Issue Area
2020 Public Health Experts, Medical Doctors, Prison Experts, and Former ICE Officials Urge Releases from Immigration Detention Facilities to Control the Spread of COVID-19 Human Rights First Other Policy Review
2020 Navigating Coronavirus: Communicating in Crisis Navigator Research, Global Strategy Group, GBAO Report Public Opinion
2020 Talking about Health, Housing, and COVID-19: Keeping Equity at the Forefront Berkeley Media Studies Group Other Messaging Strategy
2020 Immigration Detention and COVID-19 Timeline: Administration Fails to Heed Warnings, Worsens Spread of Coronavirus Human Rights First Factsheet Policy Review
2020 Policies Affecting Asylum Seekers at the Border: The Migrant Protection Protocols, the Asylum Transit, and Metering American Immigration Council Factsheet Policy Review
2020 A Stimulus for All Americans: Voters support including All Americans in stimulus, regardless of immigration status Data for Progress Summary Public Opinion
2020 As Voting Begins, Democrats Are Upbeat About the 2020 Field, Divided in Their Preferences Pew Research Center Report, Toplines, Survey Voter Survey
2020 New Asylum Ban, Recycled Pretext: Proposed Rule Would Illegally, Unjustly Bar Many Asylum Seekers on Public Health Grounds Human Rights First Factsheet, Report Policy Review
2020 Support for Maintaining DACA Protections Hart Research Summary Voter Survey
2020 Covid-19 in Immigration Detention Monthly Analysis & Update August 2020 Freedom for Immigrants Report Detention

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