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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 U.S. Hispanic Population Surpassed 60 Million in 2019, but Growth has Slowed Pew Research Center Other Other
2020 Influencing Young Americans to Act: Special COVID-19 Research Report Cause and Social Influence Initiative Report Public Opinion
2020 How Border Apprehensions, ICE Arrests and Deportations have Changed under Trump Pew Research Center Other Enforcement
2020 COVID-19 and the Remaking of U.S. Immigration Policy? Empirically Evaluating the Myth of Immigration and Disease US Immigration Policy Center Report Policy Review
2020 More Pro-Immigrant Polling: Overwhelming Pro-DACA and Pro-TPS Support Across Party Lines America's Voice Survey Voter Survey
2020 YouGov and HuffPost Immigration Opinion Poll YouGov, Huffington Post Survey Public Opinion
2020 How the Trump Administration’s Failed Immigration Strategy Fueled by Xenophobic Ideology Created a Financial Crisis at USCIS America's Voice Other Policy Review
2020 Estimates of the Lawful Permanent Resident Population in the United States Department of Homeland Security Report Policy Review
2020 State Driver’s License Databases: Breaking Down Data Sharing and Recommendations for Data Privacy Just Futures Law Report Enforcement
2020 Landscape Study: Assessing COVID-19 Communications and Narrative Potential on Immigrant Rights Unbound Philanthropy Slide Deck, Other Messaging Strategy

Have a media interview? Writing an opinion piece? We can help.

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