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Coming to America: Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do? (NIFI Issue Guide)

The 23-page issue guide, Coming to America: Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do? was published in January 2018 from National Issues Forums Institute and Kettering Foundation. The issue guide offers participants three options to use during deliberation on how to address current immigration to the US. The issue guide is available to download for free on NIFI’s site here and is also available in Spanish here, and there is a post-forum questionnaire for both languages. From NIFI… The immigration issue affects virtually every American, directly or indirectly, often in deeply […] (continue)

Human Migration: Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion

The Interactivity Foundation (IF) has recently published a discussion guidebook entitled “Human Migration: Policy Possibilities for Public Discussion.” The guidebook was edited by IF Fellow Ieva Notturno, who also managed the long-term project and two discussion panels that explored and developed the ideas that resulted in the six policy possibilities listed below and further outlined in the guidebook. The discussion panelists initially worked thru a series of fundamental questions and concerns about human migration, including “What could human migration mean? What are the forces that […] (continue)

Immigration in America: How Do We Fix a System in Crisis? (NIFI Issue Guide)

The 12-page issue guide from National Issues Forums Institute, Immigration in America: How Do We Fix a System in Crisis? (updated edition, 2013), outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. You […] (continue)

The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, The New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. The U.S. has […] (continue)

Admissions Decisions: Should Immigration Be Restricted? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Admissions Decisions: Should Immigration Be Restricted? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the issue guide description… Besieged by […] (continue)

Public Thinking About The New Challenges of American Immigration (NIF Report)

This report, an analysis of results from the 2003-2005 National Issues Forums, presents an examination of people’s thinking as they deliberated together in public forums using the issue discussion guide The New Challenges of American Immigration. The analysis is based on forums held in 41 states, on moderator interviews representing forums in 23 locations, analysis of an online forum, and five videotaped forums. The report is also based on the analysis of 1,073 post-forum questionnaires along with a total of 403 telephone interviews with a national probability […] (continue)

“Hawo’s Dinner Party” Video

“Hawo’s Dinner Party” is a resource to support conversations and actions around building bridges between refugees from Muslim majority countries and receiving communities in the U.S. in the lead up to the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. This 30-minute DVD will serve as a tool for service providers, grassroots community groups and employers nationwide that are helping to integrate newcomers with unique needs, often against considerable obstacles. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Contact sahar@activevoice.net to learn more. (continue)

Crossing Arizona documentary

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the “nation’s toughest bill on illegal immigration,” (NY Times, April 23, 2010), which aims to identify and deport illegal immigrants from the state. Highly controversial, the immigration issue has been a hotly-debated topic in Arizona politics in particular over the past few decades. Rarely is this debate more thoroughly examined than in the award-winning film, CROSSING ARIZONA, a critical tool in educating students to all sides of this debate. CROSSING ARIZONA, Directed by Joseph Mathew & Daniel DeVivo […] (continue)

U.S. Immigration Policy: What should we do?

The Senate and House of Representatives are considering changes to current immigration law that will fundamentally change the rules on immigration. This resource presents four policy alternatives for U.S. immigration policy within the context of long-term goals for the country. Resources to facilitate deliberation on this issue are included. Links to additional materials are also available. The materials are produced for use in high school classrooms, and are easily adapted to public discussion. (continue)

Lost and Found in America: A Reflective Story of New African Immigrants in the United States

Lost & Found in America is the story of Akobo Adele, an immigrant from Africa who, after the events of September 11, 2001, got caught up in both personal and socio-political circumstances that changed his perceptions about U.S. and transformed his relationships and well being. Lost & Found in America explores the multi-faceted circumstances of new African immigrants in the U.S. and provides unique lenses through which folks from Africa see and analyze events in the country, including how they deal with racism, expectations from home, love, romance, the African-American sub-cultures and the need to find a sense of place. (continue)

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