Community Resources/Links

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS processes all immigrant and non-immigrant benefits provided to visitors of the United States, including:
  • Family-based petitions -- facilitating the process for close relatives to immigrate, gain permanent residency, work, etc.;
  • Employment-based petitions -- facilitating the process for current and prospective employees to immigrate or stay in the U.S. temporarily;
  • Asylum and Refugee processing -- adjudicating asylum and the processing of refugees;
  • Naturalization – approving citizenship of eligible persons who wish to become U.S. citizens;
  • Special status programs – adjudicating eligibility for U.S. immigration status as a form of humanitarian aid to foreign nationals; and,
  • Document issuance and renewal – including verification of eligibility, production and issuance of immigration documents
USCIS also provides statistics on legal immigrants, refugees, asylees, temporary admissions, naturalization, and enforcement.

Multicultural Germany Project
The Multicultural Germany Project would like to foster cross-disciplinary research that addresses Germany's changing cultural identity in the era of mass migration and globalization. A companion resource to Germany in Transit: Nation and Migration, 1955-2005, the Multicultural Germany Project provides updates to the book's chronology and bibliographies; it also seeks to enrich the print publication with web-specific content.

National Immigration Forum
The Forum advocates and builds support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and are fair and supportive to newcomers in the United States. The website also provides information on how to connect with a network of organizations working on timely integration issues such as citizenship, civic participation, education, etc.; offers information on new immigrant states and highlights what some local governments are doing to address the changing demographics in their states; offers resources on leadership development programs and fundraising information for community based organizations working with immigrants and refugees. 

Asia Monitor Resource Center
Asia Monitor Resource Center is an independent NGO focusing on labor concerns in Asia and the Pacific. The Center provides trade unions, pro-labor groups, related NGOs, academics, researchers, and professionals on labor issues with information, publications, documentation, internships, and conducts research and training for trade unions.

Forced Migration Review
Provides a forum for the regular exchange of practical experience, information, and ideas between researchers, refugees, and internally displaced people, and those who work with them. It is published three times a year in English, Spanish, and Arabic by the Refugee Studies Centre/University of Oxford in association with the Global IDP Project/Norwegian Refugee Council.

This source provides, under H-Ethnic Resource Links" a host of primary and secondary sources, arranged by source and theme.  It provides links to such sites as the Bureau of the Census, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the National Archives and Record Administration.

University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center (IHRC)
One of the largest collections on immigration and refugee life in North America.

Immigration Workshop - Berkeley, CA 94720