Web Resources

This knowl­edge hub of web-based resources on migra­tion, health, and the safe­ty-net in the US, Europe, and glob­al­ly includes influ­en­tial sources of research and analy­sis, thought­ful and provoca­tive com­men­taries by advo­cates, schol­ars, and jour­nal­ists, and inno­v­a­tive uses of media to tell the sto­ries of undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants and oth­er low-income migrant work­ers. We invite you to explore these resources and to let us know about oth­ers.

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I. Migra­tion & health, includ­ing undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants & access to health care
II. Pho­to essays & doc­u­men­taries on undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants & migrant work­ers
III. News & analy­sis on immi­gra­tion reform pro­pos­als in the US
IV. Safe­ty-net health care in the US.

I. Migration and health, including undocumented immigrants and access to health care

Access Denied: A Con­ver­sa­tion on Unau­tho­rized Im/migration and Health
A blog with con­tri­bu­tions from anthro­pol­o­gy schol­ars based in the US and oth­er nations, fea­tur­ing news and com­men­taries on access to health care for undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants and oth­er migrant work­ers.

Cal­i­for­nia Immi­grant Pol­i­cy Cen­ter
More undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants live in Cal­i­for­nia than in any oth­er state.  This pub­lic pol­i­cy web­site fea­tures updates, in Eng­lish and Span­ish, about efforts to pro­mote access to health care for undoc­u­ment­ed and oth­er immi­grants in Cal­i­for­nia.

Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion
CDC guide­lines for med­ical screen­ing and treat­ment for immi­grants, migrants, and refugees.

The Curi­ous Ostrich
A blog with con­tri­bu­tions from pub­lic health pro­fes­sion­als and immi­grant rights advo­cates on the impact of immi­gra­tion pol­i­cy and prac­tices on pop­u­la­tion health.

Health Care in Nowhere­Land
Includes the archives of a 2008-10 project based at the Cen­ter for Health and Migra­tion, Danube Uni­ver­si­ty-Krems (Aus­tria) that aimed to study and improve access to health ser­vices for undoc­u­ment­ed migrants in the 27 Euro­pean Union (EU) mem­ber states.

Home Eco­nom­ics: The Invis­i­ble and Unreg­u­lat­ed World of Domes­tic Work
Data and key find­ings from an empir­i­cal sur­vey of domes­tic work­ers, con­duct­ed by the Nation­al Domes­tic Work­ers Alliance and the Cen­ter for Urban Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois, Chica­go, with atten­tion to the sit­u­a­tion of undoc­u­ment­ed work­ers.

Human Rights Watch
New reports and analy­sis on the human rights of migrants glob­al­ly.

Kaiser Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion
KFF’s resources on cov­er­age for the unin­sured include an issue brief on access to health care for undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants, with atten­tion to cur­rent immi­gra­tion reform pro­pos­als.

A hub of infor­ma­tion from 16 Euro­pean nations about access to health care for migrants and oth­er minor­i­ty pop­u­la­tions in Europe, design to help share “good prac­tices.”

Migrant Clin­i­cians Net­work
This web­site for health care pro­fes­sion­als includes an elec­tron­ic med­ical records ser­vice for use in the care of migrant work­ers who receive ser­vices from sev­er­al com­mu­ni­ty health cen­ters.

Migra­tion Dia­logue
Web­site hous­es news, analy­sis, and a vari­ety of opin­ions on dif­fer­ent aspects of migra­tion, includ­ing the impact of migra­tion on rur­al com­mu­ni­ties.

Migra­tion Pol­i­cy Insti­tute
Exten­sive research and analy­sis of poli­cies con­cern­ing migra­tion and refugees at the local, nation­al, and inter­na­tion­al lev­els. Key fea­tures of this site include the MPI Data Hub (facts, sta­tis­tics, and maps) and Migra­tion Infor­ma­tion Source (news, analy­sis, and com­men­tary).

Nation­al Immi­gra­tion Law Cen­ter
The NILC con­ducts advo­ca­cy and edu­ca­tion on behalf of low income immi­grants, includ­ing rights and pro­tec­tions con­cern­ing access to health care and pub­lic ben­e­fits. Web­site includes sum­maries of the Deferred Action for Child­hood Arrivals (DACA) pro­gram, the Afford­able Care Act (ACA), and immi­gra­tion reform pro­pos­als.

Pew Research Cen­ter: His­pan­ic Trends Project
Author­i­ta­tive source of demo­graph­ic stud­ies and oth­er social sci­ence research on the His­pan­ic pop­u­la­tion in the US and on undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants includ­ing key esti­mates of the undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grant pop­u­la­tion. In addi­tion to datasets and reports, the web­site includes a detailed descrip­tion of how its esti­mates are cal­cu­lat­ed.

PICUM:  Plat­form for Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion on Undoc­u­ment­ed Migrants
A net­work of grass­roots orga­ni­za­tions, focus­ing on the human rights of undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants in Europe, includ­ing rights of access to health care in the EU and con­di­tions on the ground in EU mem­ber nations. Web­site includes news bul­letins on health care and oth­er top­ics, with reports from Europe, the US, and Mex­i­co, and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions.

Rus­sell Sage Foun­da­tion: Immi­gra­tion Pro­gram
Includes reports on Foun­da­tion-fund­ed social sci­ence research on immi­gra­tion to the US, with atten­tion to the long-term prospects of con­tem­po­rary immi­grants and their chil­dren.

UCLA Cen­ter for Health Pol­i­cy
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu A lead­ing source of quan­ti­ta­tive infor­ma­tion on immi­grants’ use of health ser­vices in the US.

Urban Insti­tute Health Pol­i­cy Cen­ter
Includes search­able data­base of pub­li­ca­tions by Urban Insti­tute schol­ars on top­ics includ­ing undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants and access to health care.

World Bank: Peo­ple Move blog
http://blogs.worldbank.org/peoplemove/ World Bank stud­ies and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions on migra­tion and remit­tances, includ­ing remit­tance pat­terns between undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants in the US and oth­er coun­tries.

II. Photo essays and documentaries on undocumented immigrants and migrant workers

Bod­ies on the Bor­der” (2013)
An opin­ion doc­u­men­tary (Op-Doc) pro­duced for The New York Times by film­mak­er Marc Sil­ver, pro­fil­ing foren­sic anthro­pol­o­gist Robin Reineke, whose Miss­ing Migrant Project seeks to iden­ti­fy undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants whose bod­ies are found in the Ari­zona desert.

Cost­ly Dream” (2007)
An audio slide show by Susan Meise­las in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Human Rights Watch, on the expe­ri­ences of Indone­sian women employed as domes­tic work­ers in oth­er Asian nations.

An Immigrant’s Jour­ney” (2013)
A pho­to essay by Get­ty Images pho­tog­ra­ph­er John Moore, fol­low­ing immi­grants from Cen­tral Amer­i­ca to the US.

The Care­tak­er” (2013)
An Op-Doc pro­duced for The New York Times by film­mak­er Theo Rig­by, about an undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grant from Fiji who works as a domes­tic care­giv­er in the US.

Lost in Deten­tion” (2011)
A Front­line doc­u­men­tary about the Immi­gra­tion and Cus­toms Enforce­ment (ICE) deten­tion pro­gram.

Sin País” (With­out Coun­try) (2012)
An award-win­ning short doc­u­men­tary by Theo Rig­by about par­ents fac­ing depor­ta­tion and the prospect of sep­a­ra­tion from their cit­i­zen chil­dren.

Undoc­u­men­tary” (2012)
A web doc­u­men­tary, pro­duced by PICUM, about the expe­ri­ences of undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants in Europe, includ­ing inter­views with clin­i­cians pro­vid­ing health care in immi­grant com­mu­ni­ties.

State of Excep­tion” (2013)
See also: Undoc­u­ment­ed Migra­tion Project http://undocumentedmigrationproject.com/home/about
A video­graph­ic instal­la­tion by Richard Barnes, based on cloth­ing, water bot­tles, and oth­er arti­facts left along the US/Mexico bor­der by undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants. The arti­facts were col­lect­ed by Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan anthro­pol­o­gist Jason de Leon, who stud­ies undoc­u­ment­ed migra­tion as a “clan­des­tine social process.”

III. News and analysis on immigration reform in the US

Many of the web­sites list­ed in Sec­tion I., above, fea­ture news and analy­sis on immi­gra­tion law and pol­i­cy in the US and oth­er nations. The fol­low­ing sites offer fre­quent­ly-updat­ed cov­er­age of immi­gra­tion reform pro­pos­als in the US.

Amer­i­can Civ­il Lib­er­ties Union

Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Progress: Think Progress

Lawrence Downes, New York Times Edi­to­r­i­al Board

IV. Safety-net health care in the U.S.

These web­sites include datasets, empir­i­cal stud­ies, analy­sis, and oth­er infor­ma­tion on safe­ty-net hos­pi­tals, com­mu­ni­ty health cen­ters, and insur­ance pro­grams in the US.

Agency for Health­care Research and Qual­i­ty

America’s Essen­tial Hos­pi­tals

Cen­ter for Study­ing Health Sys­tem Change

The Com­mon­wealth Fund

Nation­al Acad­e­my for State Health Pol­i­cy

Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­ni­ty Health Cen­ters

Nation­al Health Pol­i­cy Forum

Qualis Health

Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion

Safe­ty Net Hos­pi­tals for Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Access

Safe­ty Net Med­ical Home Ini­tia­tive

Nan­cy Berlinger & Car­o­line Rath, Edi­tors
Mohi­ni Baner­jee, Rebec­ca Kaeb­nick & Nao­mi Schein­er­man, Research Assis­tants
URLs and con­tent descrip­tions cur­rent as of Sep­tem­ber 11, 2013