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Immigrant Policy
National Conference of State Legislatures
This section of the National Conference of State Legislatures' website gives information about immigrant policy as it relates to benefits, health, education, citizenship, asset development, immigration law and the immigration policy project. There are also featured links, news and reports related to these areas of immigration.

National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is a national support center whose mission is to protect and promote the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members. The website includes sections that have news alerts, publications, articles and resources on community education, employment issues, public benefits, immigration, and trainings. The website also provides links to other organizations including the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative.

Kids Count
Kids Count is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Kids Count tracks the status of children in the United States at the national and state levels. This website is designed to provide policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being through news articles, publications and online data.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones. The website offers information about the work of LISC as well as an online library of resources. These resources include publications, policy and funding opportunities and a calendar of events of interest to community developers.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Stats and Resources
The Stats and Resources section of the website of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) provides users with the most recent statistics on the impact of drunk driving, including information on Driving With the Influence/Driving Under the Influence laws, underage drinking and drunk driving research.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization dedicated to serving the lawmakers and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL and its website are a source of information about state issues, publications, consulting assistance, meetings and seminars.

The Finance Project
The Finance Project supports decision-making that produces and sustains positive results for children, families and communities. It also develops and distributes information and tools. In addition, it provides technical assistance for improving policies, programs and financing methods for policymakers, program developers and community leaders.

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