Selected Resources

Snapshot: Global Migration

New York Times interactive graphic on global migration. It's from 2007, but still a great way to visualize worldwide migration patterns and remittance flows.

Immigration Explorer Interactive Map

From the New York Times series, "Remade in America: the Newest Immigrants and their Impact," March 2009.  Select a foreign-born group to see where they settled across the United States, from 1880-2000. The map shows both percent and number of foreign born, by county.
This is an astonishing mapping of immigration to the US!  Check it out--for example, you can easily see that there are about the same number of people of Mexican origin in Cook County, Illinlois (the Chicago area) as in all of Arizona.

NPR Map of Immigration Global Hot Spots 2009

From National Public Radio, 2009. Map shows brief info on several global hot-spots.
Time Magazine. The money that immigrant workers send home — more than $240 billion in 2007 — plays a large role in the economies of developing nations. Here's an interactive map of the inflow and outflow of remittances worldwide, as a percentage of GDP.

Diversity in the Classroom--impact of immigrants on US school population

From the New York Times series, "Remade in America: the Newest Immigrants and their Impact," March 2009.  Amazing to see how the school populations have changed between 1987 and 2006--you can look at the data by state, county, and even school district, as well as for the nation as a whole.
"Immigration’s impact is often first seen in the classroom. The increasing diversity of the nation’s education system is the most detailed measure of where immigrants have settled in recent years. View demographic changes in more than 17,000 school districts across the nation — including your own."

Pew Research Center



Unauthorized Immigrant Population Trends for States, Birth Countries and Regions

Explore U.S. unauthorized immigrant population trends for states of residence, as well as for international regions and largest countries of birth, based on Pew Research Center estimates. In 2012, an estimated 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007 and unchanged since 2009. December 11, 2015

Low Drone: The Transnational Hopper

Check out this amazing spoof of border security technology. Filmmaker Alex Rivera created an online drone that you can 'drive', based on a lowrider car...!!!