For more than 25 years, we’ve tackled immigrants’ challenges and chronicled their lives.

Our work includes estimating immigrant populations and recording their conditions and concerns through surveys, ethnographic research, and focus groups. We assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of adult education and workforce programs.

We’ve worked with U.S. transnational migrant farmworkers and first-generation immigrants. Our findings led to Census Bureau and social program planning changes.

We’ve examined civic engagement among many immigrant groups. And we’ve worked to improve outcomes and ensure safety for refugee children, including victims of human trafficking who are in the United States without lawful immigration status or a legal guardian.

Our international work has included working with populations in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. We designed evaluations for projects aiming to prevent human trafficking and protect survivors. Our research and policy recommendations have addressed services to trafficking survivors, Roma, and others.

child trafficking in eurasia report


Work Samples

  • California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. – CRLA 2010 Census
  • La Vida De Los Migrantes
  • A Social Worker's Toolkit for Working With Immigrant Families
  • Trauma-Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Agencies Working With Immigrant Families

Meet our experts

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    Susan Gabbard
    Senior Research Associate
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    Jorge Nakamoto
    Senior Research Associate

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