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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
2019 Walls to Protection: The Grim Reality of Trump's Remain in Mexico" Policy US Immigration Policy Center Report Policy Review
2019 Changing Patterns of Interior Immigration Enforcement in the United States, 2016 - 2018 American Immigration Council Report Enforcement
2019 How Interior Immigration Enforcement Affects Trust in Law Enforcement US Immigration Policy Center Report Enforcement
2019 Survey of Southwest Voters About the Border, October 2019 US Immigration Policy Center Survey Voter Survey
2019 The State of Public Education for Latino Students: A Qualitative Research Project UNIDOS US Report Policy Review
2019 Public Opinion About the Border, at the Border US Immigration Policy Center Survey Public Opinion
2019 The Invisible Wall: Obstacles to Protection for Unaccompanied Migrant Children along Mexico’s Southern Border KIND Report Enforcement
2019 Ecologies of Migrant Care Project Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University Video Other
2019 Children at the Crosshairs of Immigration Enforcement: A Snapshot of the Impact in San Diego County AFSC Report Detention
2019 Immigration Detention is Dangerous for Women's Health and Rights Center for American Progress Report Detention

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