Below are links to databases and electronic resources that support the study of international immigration and related areas of research.
Databases that offer multidisciplinary coverage of immigration literature from scholarly and non-scholarly sources.
SPECIALIZED RESEARCH RESOURCES
Related Research Resources
Databases that offer the opportunity to understand and contemplate the implications of immigration through the eyes of people who may be most impacted by those decisions.
DATA AND STATISTICS
United Nations International Migration Flows -- contains annual data on the flows of international migrants as recorded by the countries of destination. The data presents both inflows and outflows according to the place of birth, citizenship or place of previous /next residence both for foreign born and native born individuals. Data available from 45 countries from 1980 to the present in Excel.
World Bank Migration and Remittances Data -- the site includes fact books that provides a snapshot of migration and remittances for all countries, regions and income groups of the world, annual remittances data, bilateral migration matrix, and some downloadable datasets. Also available are briefs, informal papers that highlight emerging trends or topical issues and describe the development implications of current migration and remittances issues. Also available from the World Bank is the World Bank Global Bilateral Migration Database which provides global matrices of bilateral migrant stocks spanning the period 1960-2000, disaggregated by gender and based primarily on the foreign-born concept.
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics -- a compendium of tables compiled by the US Department of Homeland Security from 1997 to the current year that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and returns. Tables are released as they become available.
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