Talking Immigration Issues: Three Studies

Communications Research


This report was written by Loren Siegel of Loren Siegel Consulting with guidance from Julie Rowe, Eleni Delimpaltadaki Janis, and Juhu Thukral of The Opportunity Agenda. This report is based on research conducted by First Research, Lake Research Partners, and Anat Shenker-Osorio of ASO Communications. The research conducted by Lake Research Partners was managed and funded primarily by the California Immigrant Policy Center with assistance and guidance from The Opportunity Agenda and others. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, with support and guidance from The Opportunity Agenda, helped to fund and shape the research conducted by First Research. The Opportunity Agenda commissioned the research conducted by Anat Shenker-Osorio. This report was designed and produced by Christopher Moore of The Opportunity Agenda.

The Opportunity Agenda’s Immigrant Opportunity initiative is funded with project support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Four Freedoms Fund, U.S. Human Rights Fund, Oak Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, and the Ford Foundation, with general operating support from Open Society Foundations. The statements made and views expressed are those of The Opportunity Agenda.

About The Opportunity Agenda

The Opportunity Agenda was founded in 2004 with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America. Focused on moving hearts, minds, and policy over time, the organization works with social justice groups, leaders, and movements to advance solutions that expand opportunity for everyone. Through active partnerships, The Opportunity Agenda synthesizes and translates research on barriers to opportunity and corresponding solutions; uses communications and media to understand and influence public opinion; and identifies and advocates for policies that improve people’s lives. To learn more about The Opportunity Agenda, go to our website at