Web Resources for Immigration
Summer Institute, 2004

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The History Channel.com Ellis Island Interactive Site


As you move through this online exhibit, you'll exhibit, you'll experience Ellis Island as one of the over 12 million people who landed here, seeking to pass through this gateway to a life where hope replaced fear.

Ellis Island Records


Ellis Island Records create links to millions of immigrant ancestors from all over the world. Use this website to learn about Ellis Island records, Ellis Island immigrants museum and archive information, and tips for using immigration records for genealogy research.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


This section provides information to introduce you to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  It also provides information about various administrative and management functions and responsibilities now within the DHS that were once in the former Immigration and Naturalization Service.



Modern History Sourcebook:  U.S. Immigration

The Internet History Sourcebooks are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Digital History's Landmark Events in Immigration


A chronology of landmark events in U.S. immigration history.  From the Digital History project.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform
FAIR is a membership organization devoted to immigration reform. FAIR seeks to improve border security, to stop illegal immigration, and to promote immigration levels consistent with the national interest —more traditional rates of about 300,000 a year.

Interpreting the Irish Famine 1846-1850


An overview of the Irish potato famine of the mid 1800s.  Created by a student at the University of Virginia in 1996.  It does contain links to primary documents, including newspaper articles, photographs, and diaries.

Education World Immigration Lesson Plans


A series of lesson plans and teaching ideas for teaching immigration from Education World.  Geared toward social studies and language arts

Center for Immigration Studies


A non-partisan, non-profit think tank on immigration. It is the Center's mission to expand the base of public knowledge and understanding of the need for an immigration policy that gives first concern to the broad national interest. The Center is animated by a pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted.

Discovery School.com


The DiscoverySchool.com’s lesson plan page on U.S. Immigration for grades 6-8.  The page includes several online and print resources as well as extensions.