Immigration and Migration

Interactive Websites


The New York Times Interactive Map of Immigrant Settlement Patterns: This interactive map allows you to select a foreign-born group and trace how they settled across the United States.


Social Explorer

Social Explorer: Social Explorer provides easy access to census demographics about the United States from 1940 to 2000. The free public edition offers a collection of interactive demographic maps of census data that can be viewed, queried, and manipulated.

Migration Mapping: A website dedicated to exploring the relationship between migration and media. 

Lesson Plans

The New Americans
Exiled Home

The New Americans: The New Americans Web site offers online educational resources to supplement the documentary mini-series, which explores the immigrant experience through the personal stories of immigrants to the United States.


Pathways to America: Teaching About Immigration Changes: A lesson plan developed by the New York Times where students examine the myriad issues surrounding an immigration overhaul, including border security, the economic impact of foreign-born workers, and paths to citizenship for those who have entered illegally.


Migration and Human Rights: The Ethics of Alterity and the Inclusion of the Other: In this lesson, students analyze reasons for limitations to migration. Considering a novel, a poem and theoretical texts, students will interpret fears of host countries and investigate the issue of migration from a philosophical and legal human rights perspective.


Teaching Guide for the book Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence. In Exiled Home, Susan Bibler Coutin recounts the experiences of Salvadoran children who migrated with their families to the United States during the 1980–1992 civil war. 


Migration Matters: a German nonprofit initiative offering access to information about migration in the form of accessible lessons. 

Literature Review

Bhabha, Jacqueline. “Arendt’s Children: Do Today’s Migrant Children have a right to have rights?.” Human Rights Quarterly 31.2 (2009): 410-451.


Bloom, Tendayi, and Rayah Feldman. “Migration and citizenship: rights and exclusions.” Migration and Social Protection. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2011. 36-60.


Cole, David. (2003) “Are Foreign Nationals Entitled to the Same Constitutional Rights As Citizens?” Jefferson Law Review. 25:  367-388 . (Full text available)


Coutin, Susan Bibler. “Cultural logics of belonging and movement: Transnationalism, naturalization, and US immigration politics.” American ethnologist (2003): 508-526.


De León, Jason. The land of open graves: Living and dying on the migrant trail. Vol. 36. Univ of California Press, 2015.


De León, Jason. “The efficacy and impact of the alien transfer exit programme: Migrant perspectives from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.”International Migration 51.2 (2013): 10-23. (Full text available)


Follis, Karolina S. “Responsibility, emergency, blame: reporting on migrant deaths on the Mediterranean in the Council of Europe.” Journal of Human Rights 14.1 (2015): 41-62.


Georgiou, Myria and Rafal Zaborowski. "Media coverage of the 'refugee crisis': A cross-European perspective" A Report for the Council of Europe. 


Golash-Boza, Tanya Maria. Immigration nation: Raids, detentions, and deportations in post-9/11 America. Routledge, 2015.


Gutiérrez, David G. “Migration, emergent ethnicity, and the” third space”: The shifting politics of nationalism in greater Mexico.” The Journal of American History 86.2 (1999): 481-517. (Full Text Available)


Ngai, Mae M. 2004. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. Princeton: Princeton University Press.


Ngai, May. (2015) “This Is How Immigration Reform Happened 50 Years Ago. It Can Happen Again.” The Nation. October 2, 2015. (Full text available)