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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 One in Six Adults in California Immigrant Families Reported Avoiding Public Benefits in 2019 Urban Institute Report Policy Review
2020 COVID-19 in ICE Jails and Prisons Freedom for Immigrants Report, Other Detention
2020 NRL November Webinar with Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, Clarity Campaigns and The Movement Cooperative: Immigration Modeling Survey Clarity Campaigns, Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, The Movement Cooperative Slide Deck, Video Voter Survey
2020 NRL July Webinar with California Immigrant Policy Center: More than Words: Broadening Support with Creative Communications California Immigrant Policy Center Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2020 Amid Confusion over the Public Charge Rule, Immigrant Families Continued Avoiding Public Benefits in 2019 Urban Institute Report Policy Review
2020 The Day That ICE Came: How Worksite Raids Are Once Again Harming Children and Families CLASP Report Enforcement
2020 Immigration and Covid-19 New American Economy Report, Other Policy Review
2020 NRL September Narrative Research Lab Webinar with National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Local Foundations, Immigrants, and Refugee Populations National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Slide Deck, Video Field Resource
2020 Care in Action Poll Heroes Act Poll Change Research Report Voter Survey
2020 Family Separation Is Not Over: How the Trump Administration Continues to Separate Children from Their Parents to Serve Its Political Ends. Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights Report, Survey Detention

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