Data resources

Below is a list of many places with some great datasets. This list is by no means exhaustive. You may also want to check the blog posts for “data.”

Data Sources / Datasets

US Census

Immigration Research Centers

There are no hard and fast lines for what a “research center” is or how it differs from our “datasets and data” page (since many datasets are actually housed at research centers. Nevertheless, we tried to add a little organization here. In addition to these centers, there are many resources that are based at various CUNY campuses.

CUNY immigration resources

There are a number of CUNY-wide initiatives and resources on immigration. Below are only some places to start.

CUNY-wide Initiatives



Hunter College

Lehman College

  • Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies
    • The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies advances social justice and human dignity in an interdisciplinary fashion through active involvement of faculty, students, and community in research and teaching.

Queens College

Queensborough Community College

Voting Rights and Non-Citizens

Guest Contributor: Ron Hayduk (Queens College, CUNY) is the author of Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the United States (Routledge, 2006) and is a co-founder of the Coalition to Expand Voting Rights.

Can you imagine how electoral dynamics in New York City would change if one million new voters were added to the rolls, particularly if those new voters were the newest New Yorkers? That question may be answered in the 2013 elections, if a bill that was recently introduced into the New York City Council passes. The Voting Rights Restoration Act (aka, Intro 410) would restore voting rights to legal noncitizen immigrants in municipal elections (mayor, comptroller, city council members, borough presidents, district attorneys, judges).  [please check the bottom of the post to see who has signed and who has not] Read more