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A diverse collection of online resources: immigrant groups, photography archives, historical materials and current statistical data.

PBS Immigration Programs:

Becoming American - The Chinese Experience
This site relates the story of how Chinese immigrants "became American" through eyewitness accounts and personal portraits.

Searching for Asian America
A journey to discover the richness and diversity of the Asian American experience through intimate profiles of individuals and communities.

The New Americans
An Independent Lens Special that follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind to immigrate to the U.S..


Angel Island: Immigrant Journeys of Chinese-Americans
An oral history of Chinese immigrant detainees.

From Haven to Home - 350 Years of Jewish Life in America
A Library of Congress exhibition that features more than 200 items of American Judaica from the LOC and other cultural institutions.

A Nation of Immigrants: Latino Stories
A section of the web site America On The Move by the National Museum of American History.

The African-American Migration Experience
This Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture site focuses on the 13 defining migrations that formed and transformed African America.


The New York Public Library's Digital Gallery, Ellis Island
Photographs from the Collection of William Williams, Commissioner of Immigration, 1902-1913.

American Memory Collections on Immigration and American Expansion
Explore 11 photographic and print collections from the Library of Congress.


Immigration...The Changing Face of America
This Library of Congress site offers educators extensive links to primary sources from the LOC's online collections.

History, Genealogy and Education
US Citizenship and Immigration Services website contains information for those interested in immigration law or in researching family histories, or the INS.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
A Library of Congress Exhibition that illustrates the role of religious faith in the founding of the United States and in public life.


Center for Immigration Studies
This site offers research and policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.

U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics
This site has a wide range of immigration research and publications such as The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics and Profiles on Naturalized Citizens.

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
The CGRS supports women seeking asylum who are fleeing gender related harm, at both the practice and policy levels.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This site offers information for immigrants about the various services and programs offered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Sources: Immigrants on ship-Courtesy National Park Service,Series: Destination America

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