This Web page will point you to a number of resources that you can draw upon in your research. Of course, you will probably find some resources of your own as well. If you are having trouble finding information on something, feel free to ask me for suggestions.

Contents of this page:

Organizations with immigration-related material:

Some tips:

The links:

Individual documents on the Web:

Elsewhere on the Web:

The Web is a treasure trove of information, but finding it can be difficult. For example, plugging in the search term "family immigration" into Google largely brings up links to law firms hoping to drum up business. Some of that information may actually be useful, but most won't be. You should definitely try this approach, but be prepared to use more advanced methods.

For our purposes, the best way to use Google is through Google Scholar, which searches in the academic journals and books (yes, the books are online). Note that you'll probably pick up a lot of material about the immigration policies and experiences of other countries, but some of this is useful too.

Individual "experts":

Always beware of that term, "experts," but the people listed here are recognized specialists in the fields listed here. If you are wondering where you can find information about some specialized topic on immigration, these people can make suggestions for you regarding articles or reports on what you are interested in.

I have NOT listed the e-mail addresses of the people listed below. The academics can be easily found on the Web. For the one or two who can't be found that way, please get the address from me.

There are many, MANY other people not on my list here who do work in immigration research. You'll see many of them cited on published papers, so this will give you leads too.

I'll list the people at UCD first. I'm sure there are many more.

People outside UCD:

Starting points:

An excellent place for all groups to begin would be Becoming an American: Immigration and Immigrant Policy, by the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (CIR). This was a congressionally-commissioned study conducted by some major people in the field (though notably, mostly not professional researchers). It leans a bit toward the restrictionist direction, but is for the most part balanced. The value of this report is that it will help each group begin its research, by pointing out the main issues and giving an overview of directions in which policy might move.

Here are some suggestions as to where each group might start: