Team 6: ICE Breaker

Project Title: ICE Breaker

Project Authors & Collaborators: Alvaro Gomez, Erik Hoy, Megan MacDonald, Bill Buff

Project Description: Project utilizes visualizations to picture how much money private organizations make by detaining illegal immigrants.

Project In Process

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Team MSU Denver: Myths and Misconceptions Around Immigration

Project Title: Myths and Misconceptions Around Immigration

Project Description Understanding the truth behind the immigration process and procedure and the people it impacts most.

Project Authors: Lisa Ortiz, Shara Merrill, and Lena Ortiz

Data Sources https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/09/27/key-facts-about-refugees-to-the-u-s/ https://uscis.gov https://cwoutcomes.acf.hhs.gov/cwodatasite/pdf/colorado.html . https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/us-citizen-children-impacted-immigration-enforcement https://itep.org/wp-content/uploads/immigration2017.pdf https://www.westword.com/news/denver-and-colorado-safest-cities-rankings-2019-11492463 https://www.npr.org/2019/01/16/686056668/for-seventh-consecutive-year-visa-overstays-exceeded-illegal-border-crossings https://uscis.gov https://uscis.gov https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/immigration-wait-times-quotas-have-doubled-green-card-backlogs-are-long

Team Three: Mythbusters: Using Current Data to Dispel Common Myths Regarding Immigration

Project Title Mythbusters: Using Current Data to Dispel Common Myths Regarding Immigration

Project Authors: James Roan, Peyton Howell, Kendall Nudelman, Sarah Groose, Dylan Pine, Garret Sugarbaker, Bella Borbonus, Liangyin Yu

Project Description Our team of students from various backgrounds participated in the 2019 Colorado Migrahack at the University of Denver with the goal of dispelling myths regarding immigration in Colorado. We hope to create a reference for immigration information and provide other students with the tools to spark conversation and change.

Data Sources American Immigration Council. “Immigrants in Colorado.” American Immigration Council, American Immigration Council, 9 May 2018, http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/immigrants-colorado. Colorado, State of. “State Demographics Data – CO.” Migrationpolicy.org, 1 Aug. 2019, http://www.migrationpolicy.org/data/state-profiles/state/demographics/CO. DeSilver, Drew. “No U.S. Industry Employs Mostly Immigrant Workers.” Pew Research Center, Pew Research Center, 16 Mar. 2017, http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/16/immigrants-dont-make-up-a-majority-of-workers-in-any-u-s-industry/. Hindi, Saja. “Colorado Ranked among the Highest in the Country in Employment Measures for Refugees, Immigrants.” The Denver Post, The Denver Post, 16 Sept. 2019, http://www.denverpost.com/2019/09/16/colorado-immigrants-refugees-employment-2019-report/. Ruiz, Neil G., and John Gramlich. “4 Paths Highly Educated Immigrants Take to Study and Work in the U.S.” Pew Research Center, Pew Research Center, 1 Feb. 2019, http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/02/01/4-paths-highly-educated-immigrants-take-to-study-and-work-in-the-u-s/. Svaldi, Aldo. “How Immigrants Are Vital to the Colorado and U.S. Economy.” The Denver Post, The Denver Post, 13 Mar. 2017, http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/11/immigrants-us-colorado-economy/. Teaching Tolerance Staff. “Ten Myths About Immigration.” Teaching Tolerance, 2011, http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2011/ten-myths-about-immigration. Vasan, Thamanna. “Immigrant Workers Critical to Colorado Economy.” Coloradofiscal.org, Colorado Fiscal Institute, 29 Apr. 2015, http://www.coloradofiscal.org/cfi-report-immigrant-workers-critical-to-colorado-economy/.

Team Temporary Workers: What Visa Workers in Colorado are Doing

Project Title: What Visa Workers in Colorado are Doing

Project Authors & Collaborators: Jesse Acevedo, Saja Hindi, Hector Beltran, Carlos Jimenez, Jiang Zhan, Isabella Ashton, Sophie Duyos, Sage Andersohn, Amy Kelley, Benjamin Lee

Project Description: Our focus has been on understanding the geographical location of immigrant visas (H1-B, H2-A, H2-B) in Colorado and the economic impact of migrant workers.

Data Sources Used: Department of Labor, USCIS, GitHub: MigraHack, New American Economy Study

EXTERNAL LINK TO PROJECT: http://dev-migrahack.pantheonsite.io/

Team Federal Overreach: $anctuary $tate? How Federal Overreach Goes Under the Radar in Colorado

Project Title $actuary $tate? How Federal Overreach Goes Under the Radar in Colorado

Project Authors: Rebecca David Hensley, Jennifer Oldham, Joseph Osley, Erika Polson, Susan Sandoz, Anna Sutterer

Project Description: The tension between Colorado’s welcoming stance toward non citizens and the federal government’s allocation of millions of dollars in contracts to companies with operations in the state who carry out its restrictive immigration policies.

Data Sources https://github.com/ColoradoMediaProject/migrahack/blob/master/employment/ice_contracts/ice_contracts_co.xlsx; https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xiiOn8vAMwavxN3KwZqkk_J–Ud75JNetFqtYRh7Hos/edit#gid=1872094201; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UHbFa91OTKj14uTUbFuZX_hc2A4HrVnY_VopyI8WklU/edit; https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13dkKZII7uyjeLWDNYM5Ov9gGL-y1LxQVidkQiXv7Hoo/edit#gid=0


Team Yonomi: Seguros Unidos

Project Title: Seguros Unidos

Project Authors & Collaborators: Lisa Ma, Maria Bogomaz, Sarah Pliske, Felix Dulys, Sammy Walker, Camille Vargas

Project Description: Through our research, we found there was insufficient data around ICE raids and arrests. We decided to build an app that would fill this data gap by plotting real time and historical data of ICE sightings, raids, and arrests. Real time data would be collected by individuals in the community (the accused, bystanders, allies, etc.) and later access the anonymized data to build new and innovative solutions. The Seguros Unidos App brings resources from across the state to the tips of your fingers. Immigrants and allies can take action as a unified front to affect change together.

Relevant URLs: https://www.afsc.org/office/denver-co
https://hapgj.org/us-2/history/
https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/
http://unecolorado.org/our-work/our-issues/
https://vox.com/2019/9/26/20870768/trump-agreement-honduras-guatemala-el-salvador-explained
https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/detention-statistics
https://www.firstuniversalist.org
https://www.fusden.org
https://www.bvuuf.org
https://columbineuuchurch.org
http://www.capitolheightspresbyterian.org
https://jeffersonunitarian.org
https://prairieuu.org
https://aclu-co.org
http://coloradoimmigrant.org
http://coloradoimmigrant.org
http://coloradoimmigrant.org
http://coloradoimmigrant.org
http://coloradoimmigrant.org
https://projectworthmore.org/about/
https://www.rmian.org
https://www.adminrelief.org/legalhelp/search?state=CO
https://www.metrodenversanctuary.org/about_us

Team 4: Fact Checking Immigration Misconceptions

Project Title: Fact Checking Immigration Misconceptions

Project Authors: Filip Graniczny, John Jones, Oscar Saenz, Ben Luppen, James Joseph

Project Description: Fact Checking Immigration Misconceptions

click here to see the standalone website for this project. It’s impressive. Seriously.

Data Sources Pew Research, Department of Homeland Security, American Immigration Council, Videvo

More Resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiujzFNgHcE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWF1NXfIUrw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTAHUHHxlk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec8P4-YGIXw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YWoLXQXfE
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/12/us-unauthorized-immigrant-population-2017/
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/17/key-findings-about-u-s-immigrants/
https://www.pewresearch.org/global/interactives/global-migrant-stocks-map/
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/16/how-americans-see-illegal-immigration-the-border-wall-and-political-compromise/
https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/immigrants-colorado
https://salud-america.org/news-media-immigrant-portrayal/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/06/27/the-news-media-usually-show-immigrants-as-dangerous-criminals-thats-changed-for-now-at-least/
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/20/business/economy/immigration-economic-impact.html?module=ArrowsNav&contentCollection=Business&action=keypress&region=FixedLeft&pgtype=Multimedia
https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states?gclid=CjwKCAjwibzsBRAMEiwA1pHZrtMZrXuHGcMhleB5keWtKi47xPbFlMXYepAuOPy0HTpcMqZ9a_YN6hoC3fAQAvD_BwE