Friday, July 21, 2006

TRAC Immigration

InSite recently wrote about the TRAC Immigration Project website from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The TRAC Immigration Project is a "...new multi-year effort to systematically go after very detailed information from the government, check it for accuracy and completeness and then make it available in an understandable way to the American people, Congress, immigration groups and others." From Insite:
The Immigration Project is the latest in the TRAC series of reliable, non-partisan websites focusing on specific government activities. Supported by the JEHT Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Syracuse University, this new project provides researchers, legislators, and the public with a wide range of information on immigration matters, based primarily on available government data. The site is divided into four segments. TRAC-authored publications are included in "Reports and Bulletins" and provide clearly written explanatory articles, supplemented with graphics. Data, charts and graphs detailing many different aspects of immigration in the United States are available in "Facts and Figures." Relevant government reports from sources such as the Congressional Research Service, federal agencies, and the Government Accountability Office are included in "Government Studies." The "Glossary" defines many immigration terms and acronyms. Though not keyword searchable, the site is neatly organized and easy to navigate. Email updates are available.