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Monday, December 08, 2008

State Responses to Immigration Database

The Migration Policy Institute has launched State Responses
to Immigration:A Database of All State Legislation.

The database contains all bills and resolutions related to immigrants
or immigration that were considered by state legislators across the
nation. At present, the database contains all immigration-related
legislation for 2007. Data for 2008 and historic 2001-2006 data
will be added in the coming months.

The site offers a useful discussion of the database methodology which
will assist researchers to understand how MPI identified, excluded,
and classified immigration measures within the database.