Migration & Culture     Spring 2004    Prof Koptiuch    Arizona State University West    Phoenix, Arizona

Im/migrant Agency “Brief”

DUE: February 4, 2004

Write up a “brief,” a synopsis, a concise statement about your assigned im/migrant agency or organization addressing the points below.  Supply supporting statements or evidence from your research (based on internet, newspaper, scholarly journals, books, etc).

Learning Objective: Identify key perspectives and about immigration issues and concerns held by these agencies in order to assist us in evaluating their partisan positions taken, data and reports issued, analyses of immigrant policy, etc. Such perspectives may be implicit or explicit.

Goal: Compile a resource list on our course web site to serve as a reference guide for the class and for others concerned with im/migration issues. Each student will contribute at least one brief annotation based on their research into an im/migrant agency and contribute to collective class research.

Answer the following based on your research into your assigned agency (leave blank if no info).

A. Where is home base (city/state/country)?
B. What is key constituency or audience?
C. What are the agency’s main activities?
D. Mission statement? Key goals?
E. What are key im/migration issues of concern to this agency?
F. What is the most common basis for statements issued, agency’s research, press releases, etc.?
G. Is the agency noticeably pro or con immigration?
H. Any publications? (what types, titles)
I. Names of key spokespersons/officers
J. Give at least one citation of this group in a news report. (use a citation index to research this)
K. Other issues of interest?
L. Web site? Give URL

Caution: Please do not simply copy and paste the agency’s own words without proper citation. Instead, give your own synopsis based on your research.  Try to stick to one page maximum annotation—Be Brief!  Use the lettered points above to structure your annotation—this will help us to keep the annotations as parallel and brief as possible for ease of putting them on the web.


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