IMPALA, short for International Migration Policy and Law Analysis, is a cross-country multi-institutional initiative to compile the current and historical immigration policies and laws of all countries in the world in a manner that makes it easy to compare specific aspects of these laws, thus facilitating comparative immigration research. The research team includes people at Harvard University (US), the London School of Economics (UK), the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), the University of Sydney (Australia), and the University of Luxembourg.

References to IMPALA elsewhere:

  • In his blog post for Open Borders titled If I Had a Million Dollars…, Nathan Smith referred to IMPALA as one possible step towards his hope for more transparent data on immigration policy and law.

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