DEMOCRATIZING DATA

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Democratizing Data

CMS’s Democratizing Data Initiative makes demographic data on immigrants accessible to a wide range of users. Launched in 2013, the project provides estimates on the size and characteristics of the US unauthorized and naturalization-eligible populations at national, state and sub-state levels. The initiative offers this information through interactive data tools, tables, charts and groundbreaking reports. CMS data have been broadly used by scholars, researchers, government officials, and service-providers in crafting, implementing, and evaluating programs that serve noncitizens.

Following a review of its data-sharing policies in July 2017, CMS will no longer make available its underlying ACS data or respond to requests for sub-state level information about the US unauthorized population.