Making Sense of Immigration Data: A Conversation With TRAC

Fri, 17 February, 2023 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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For over 30 years, TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) at Syracuse University has been obtaining and publishing valuable government data sets obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation. TRAC is best known for its one-of-a-kind data on the U.S. immigration enforcement system, including asylum cases in court, the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), and immigration-related prosecutions. But how does TRAC obtain and manage over 4 billion new digital records each year? How do TRAC's quantitative reports rely on in-depth qualitative research? How can you use TRAC's data to improve scholarly research, media reporting, and public understanding?

Join us for a public talk by Dr. Austin Kocher, immigration researcher and assistant professor at TRAC, who will lift the veil on TRAC's behind-the-scenes work, with plenty of time for group discussion. Learn more about TRAC at and Kocher at

Please note that this is in-person event only. 

Corcoran & Samson Halls 725 21st Street Washington DC 20052
Room: 104

Open to everyone.

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