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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 Surveillance During COVID19: Five Ways Governments and Companies Are Using the Health Crisis to Expand Surveillance Just Futures Law Report Enforcement
2020 NRL March Webinar with Global Strategy Group: Immigration and the 2020 Elections Global Strategy Group Slide Deck, Video Voter Survey
2020 New Battleground Poll: Relentless Efforts to Deport Dreamers Jeopardizes Vote for President Trump Immigration Hub, FWD.US Slide Deck, Summary Voter Survey
2020 Democracy for President : A Guide to How Americans Can Strengthen Democracy During a Divisive Election More in Common Report Voter Survey
2020 Influencing Young Americans to Act: Special COVID-19 Research Report Cause and Social Influence Initiative Report Public Opinion
2020 NRL April Webinar with Immigration Hub: Messaging and Creative Content to Persuade Voters Immigration Hub Slide Deck, Video Voter Survey
2020 What Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Organizations Need in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum Slide Deck, Summary Other
2020 : Modeling COVID-19 and impacts on U.S. Immigration and Enforcement (ICE) Detention Facilities Government Accountability Project Report Policy Review
2020 NRL May Webinar with Detention Watch Network and Goodwin Simon Strategic Research: A Messaging Guide for Ending Immigrant Detention Detention Watch Network, Goodwin Simon Strategic Research Slide Deck, Video Detention
2020 A Legacy Of Injustice: The U.S. Criminalization Of Migration National Immigrant Justice Center Report, Summary Enforcement

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