The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) will host a webinar to present estimates of the US undocumented and eligible-to-naturalize populations and to demonstrate how to use its data mapping tools. With these tools, it is possible to obtain detailed profiles of immigrant populations at a national, state, and sub-state* level.
Available at data.cmsny.org, CMS’s mapping tools provide demographic information about immigrant populations including country of origin, language spoken at home, educational attainment, tenure in the United States, and poverty status. Since the launch of CMS’s Democratizing Data Initiative in 2013, CMS estimates have been broadly used by scholars, researchers, government officials, and service-providers in crafting, implementing, and evaluating programs that serve noncitizens – as well as by journalists seeking to understand immigrant communities and inform the public.
At this webinar for members of the media, Donald Kerwin, Executive Director of CMS, will provide background information on the Democratizing Data Initiative. Robert Warren, Senior Visiting Fellow of CMS, will explain the methodology behind obtaining this data and present key findings. Daniela Alulema, Director of Programs of CMS, will demonstrate how to use the data tool and moderate questions.
*Note: After a review of its data-sharing policies, CMS will again make public its sub-state level data on the US undocumented and eligible-to-naturalize populations on August 4, 2021. CMS estimates are based on the American Community Survey (ACS). A primary consideration of this project is the privacy of all ACS respondents. No individual can be identified using CMS estimates.