Immigration, historical and current perspectives
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- Browse the History or take a a virtual tour of a 19th Century New York tenement.
- The link for the virtual tour is located at the bottom of the web page.
- Ellis Island - - - - -
- Search for relatives by name, year, or ship manifest (passenger list).
- The Ellis Island link on the main page includes a history, timeline, , the Immigrant Experience, and a photo album.
- View an Ellis Island Manifest Ledger with 29 questions asked of Immigrants. Provided by Ellis Island Museum -
- The Triangle Fire - - - - -
- This web exhibit presents original documents and secondary sources on the Triangle Fire, 1911
- Library of Congress - - - - -
- Different options for searching this site:
- Use the selections for type of documents available on this site.
- Use the search box. Sample search terms: New York City Immigrants OR Immigrants
- Different options for searching this site:
- A Primary Source Set from the Library of Congress
- Includes a US Immigration Map dating from 1853 and a world Emigration map from 1858
- Use the search term: Immigrants
- Use the detail link or the slide show feature for an overview of the photographs.
- Includes links to primary sources, an Immigration History Timeline, and a Photo album:*
- Angel Island, California - - -
- West coast point of entry: 1910 – 1940 Try the History and the Media links.
- Share America - US Department of State Articles and Speeches related to Immigration from the White House
A look at New York City
Immigrant stories in history and the present day
- Includes immigration statistics and graphs from the early19th century through the year 2000.
- Includes an interactive tour of Ellis Island
- New York immigrant stories as told by their descendants
- Immigrant Journeys - - - -
- Stories, both old and new.
- My Immigration Story - - -
- A blog site where immigrants post their own stories.
- Three NY teens document their experience of being an immigrant.
The Issue today
- Articles from all perspectives
- Search terms: immigration | illegal immigration | undocumented immigrants
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Immigration Topic Websites
- PBS site that includes videos and some images on immigration issues around the world.
- A political action site that provides links to background immigration information as well as current developments in immigration reform.
- A political action site that includes articles on immigration history, issues, and current events.
- An intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. The site examines the causes of migration and the international issues.
- Organization that educates about refugees and advocates for immigrant issues. The site includes information about current projects that the JRS/USA supports. Includes links to articlespublished by the Vatican, Pope Benedict and the US Catholic Bishops.
- Project Vote Smart - - -
- A resource for researching the opinion and vote of current senators and representatives. Enter a name or a zip code, then search: immigration
- Official US Government site. Contains current laws, regulations, and information about acquiring green cards, visas and how to become a U.S citizenship.
- Congress.govU.S. federal legislative information: House of Representatives / U.S Senate. Search current legislation, laws (Was Thomas.gov prior to July 2017).
- Enter search term desired, immigration, illegal immigration, etc.
- Limit the search by Legislation, Congressional Record, or Committee Reports.
- Two sections: Bills & Laws. View either bills in progress or present laws.
- Migration Policy Institutean independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.
- Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United StatesFebruary 2018 Spotlight Essay
- Official datasets and resources published by the Office of Immigration Statistics
- Immigration and Citizenship Data U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Statistics from the government department that determines immigration status.
- Use the search window. Search "immigration" or "illegal immigration" or "illegal immigration facts" for latest reports.
- Immigration Reports and Statistics Center for Immigration Studies.
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