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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
2021 NRL January Webinar with the Immigration Strategic Messaging Project: Messaging Strategies to Build and Bolster Pro-immigrant Support Immigration Strategic Messaging Project Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2021 How Ice Detention Facilities Block Communication Innovation Law Lab, Gulf Coast Immigration Collaborative, Mexican Migration Field Research Program, University of California San Diego Report Enforcement
2021 NRL February Webinar with American Friends Service Committee: Messaging to End Detention and Deportation American Friends Service Committee Slide Deck, Video Messaging Strategy
2021 The Department of Homeland Security's "Protected Areas" Memorandum National Immigration Law Center Factsheet Enforcement
2021 NRL March Webinar with the Goodwin Simon Strategic Research and the Comm/Unity Network: Immigrants and the Criminal-legal System Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, the Comm/Unity Network Slide Deck, Video Other
2021 NRL April Webinar with The American Immigration Council and Nichole Argo: What Immigration Issues Do Americans Hold Sacred? The American Immigration Council Slide Deck, Video Public Opinion
2021 How We Talk about Migration: The Link Between Migration Narratives, Policy, and Power Migration Policy Institute Report Messaging Strategy
2021 Threads of Texas Segmentation Study More in Common Report Public Opinion
2021 NRL May Webinar with More in Common: Threads of Texas Segmentation and Messaging Study More in Common Slide Deck, Video Public Opinion
2021 NRL June Webinar with The Opportunity Agenda: Regional Discourse Analysis Findings in Relation to Other Original Research The Opportunity Agenda Slide Deck, Video Media Analysis

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.