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National Bureau of Economic Research, Labor Studies Program

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Labor Studies Programexternal link looks at issues of employment and compensation, including the determinants of unemployment, the effects of labor unions, and the role of fringe benefits as part of a worker's compensation. ontent

The Urban Institute, Center on Labor, Human Services and Population

The Urban Instituteexternal link has analyzed immigrants’ contributions to the labor force and the economy, tracked fast-growing immigrant communities, studied the effect of No Child Left Behind on immigrant children and English Language Learners, and surveyed foreign-born households’ health, well-being, and economic mobility. The Immigration Studies program features many publications on the various facets of immigration.

Rural Migration News

Rural Migration Newsexternal link summarizes and analyzes the most important migration-related issues affecting immigrant farm workers in California and the United States during the preceding quarter. Topics are grouped by category: Rural America, Farm Workers, Immigration, Other, and Resources.

Institute for the Study of International Migration

The Institute for the Study of International Migration [ISIM],external link founded in 1998, is part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and affiliated with the Law Center at Georgetown University. ISIM focuses on all aspects of international migration, including the causes of and potential responses to population movements, immigration and refugee law and policy, comparative migration studies, the integration of immigrants into their host societies, and the effects of international migration on social, economic, demographic, foreign policy and national security concerns.

Congressional Research Service (CRS)

CRS provides Congress with the vital, analytical support it needs to address the most complex public policy issues facing the nation. Its work incorporates program and legislative expertise, quantitative methodologies, and legal and economic analysis. Staff members Analyze issues in a nonpartisan and objective manner. The impact of all proposed policy alternatives are presented in CRS analysis, even if it means
bringing to light facts that may be contrary to established assumptions.

CRS provides Congressional Reports external linkto the public.

CRS has expertise in immigration issues and has published several reports that relate to agricultural labor and immigration reform: