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VALUABLE RESEARCH
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19 Collections of
Migration-Related
Research Abstracts and Links
Available for Your Quick Reference 
 

 
 
 
      Learn about evidence-based policies and strategies to address human need, build strong communities, boost economic growth, promote immigrant integration, and preserve the American dream

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      How does global migration impact local communities? What are the key challenges and opportunities?  In an era of highly-charged debate on immigration, often based on fear and misinformation, what light can the research community shed on these questions?

      This site provides digests of important research dealing with policy options and model practices designed to promote immigrant integration, intergroup understanding, economic revitalization, and organizational success.

      More than 1,500 abstracts (with links to the full studies) have been grouped into 19 topical collections listed on the navigation bar. The Portal also provides links to events, commentary, and selected media coverage of interest to our readers. See below for latest additions.

 

 

LATEST
COMMENTARY

 

April 21, 2022
Biden launches historic Ukrainian parole program, giving the American people an unprecedented opportunity to "Unite For Ukraine"
Matthew La Corte, Niskanen Center
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April 12, 2022
Senators say they're interested in bipartisan immigration plan; here are some suggestions
Nolan Rappaport, The Hill
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April 11, 2022
Bill to reduce massive green card backlog introduced in Congress
Arun Kumar, The American Bazaar
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April 9, 2022
Disagreement and Delay: How Infighting Over the Border Divided the White House
Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Michael D. Shear & Eileen Sullivan, The New York Times
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April 9, 2022
The 'Trump effect' on immigration is waning. Will a surge of foreign workers help tame inflation?
Chris Matthews
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April 8, 2022
America's labor shortage is actually an immigrant shortage
Irina Ivanova
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April 7, 2022
The Title 42 Fight Is Proof Congress Would Rather Turn to Lawlessness Than Actually Make Policy
Jack Holmes, Esquire
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April 7, 2022
Senators to restart bipartisan immigration reform talks
Jordain Carney, The Hill
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April 1, 2022
What Both Sides Get Wrong About Title 42
Sam Peak, Politico
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March 31, 2022
Let's Support Ukrainian Refugees, But Not Ignore the Plight of Others
Idean Salehyan, Niskanen Center
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March 31, 2022
New Census Data Highlights Important Role of Immigration in Countering US Population Decline
Andrew Lim, Immigration Impact
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March 30, 2022
A call for NJ government to speak the languages of its residents
Colleen O'Dea, NJ Spotlight News
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March 29, 2022
U.S. immigration agency moves to cut 9.5 million-case backlog and speed up processing
Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News
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March 28, 2022
Learning From the Best: What the World's Most Successful Immigrant Integration Countries Can Teach the U.S.
Joshua Rodriguez, Niskanen Center
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March 24, 2022
Biden Administration Prepares Sweeping Changes to Asylum System
Eileen Sullivan, The New York Times
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March 21, 2022
A Broken System: How the U Visa Program Is Endangering Those It Was Meant to Protect
Joshua Rodriguez, Niskanen Center
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March 20, 2022
Now is the time to rebuild America's refugee resettlement program
Christopher Richardson, The Hill
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March 16, 2022
How We Can Confront the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Despite Our Flawed Immigration System
Matthew La Corte, Niskanen Center
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March 8, 2022
We Should Welcome Ukrainian Refugees. And Russians, Too
Ilya Somin, The New York Times
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March 7, 2022
The Decline in U.S. Net Migration
Tara Watson, The Econofact Network
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March 4, 2022
How U.S. Visa Delays Are Taking a Costly Toll on Frustrated Workers
Allison McNeely, Bloomberg
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March 3, 2022
Exclusive: Koch groups launch ad campaign to promote immigration reform
Rafael Bernal, The Hill
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February 25, 2022
Systemic racism is rooted in immigration laws - it can no longer be ignored
Kevin R. Johnson & Karla McKanders, The Hill
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February 24, 2022
President Biden, tear down those walls and let immigrants take jobs in high demand
Dany Bahar, Brookings Blog
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February 24, 2022
Black immigrants are more likely to be denied US citizenship than White immigrants, study finds
Giselle Rhoden & Nicole Chavez, CNN
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February 15, 2022
Immigrant Labor Holds the Key to Whether Americans Can Age at Home
Joshua Rodriguez, Niskanen Center Commentary
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February 15, 2022
Grassroots groups 'dismayed by lack of leadership' from Hispanic Caucus on Immigration
Rafael Bernal, The Hill
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February 1, 2022
Congress, not Biden, should be held accountable for immigration reform
Kevin R. Johnson, The Hill
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February 16, 2022
Immigrants could help the US labor shortage -- if the government would let them
Nicole Narea, Vox
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February 10, 2022
GOP bill highlights Republican rift on immigration
Rafael Bernal & Mike Lillis, The Hill
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February 9, 2022
Immigration agency reverses Trump-era changes to its mission statement
Rafael Bernal, The Hill
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February 8, 2022
GOP bill would legalize migrants in exchange for border security, E-Verify
Julian Resendiz, Border Report
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February 7, 2022
Time to press pause on decades of immigration trench warfare
C. Steward Verdery, Jr., The Hill
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February 5, 2022
Amid Slowdown, Immigration Is Driving U.S. Population Growth
Miriam Jordan & Robert Gebeloff, The New York Times
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February 3, 2022
Refugees in U.S. struggle to find long-term work
Julie Greco, Cornell Chronicle
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SPEAKING OF
IMMIGRANT POLICY

"Current immigration policies are mismatched with market forces and demographic realities. These mismatches have led to serious dysfunctions in the immigration system -- from illegal migration to untenable backlogs and an overreliance on temporary visas for long-term employment situations. Sustaining the growth of the U.S. labor force and avoiding the accumulation of new unauthorized immigrant populations will require deep reforms to the U.S. immigration system, beyond those contemplated by the Biden administration's legislative proposal."

Musaffar Chishti et al, "Rethinking the U.S. Legal Immigration System: A Policy Road Map," Migration Policy Institute, 14.
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LATEST STUDIES
AND REPORTS

 

MPI report analyzes the extent to which millions oof Venezuelan refugees have been integrated into the economies of Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru, and Ecuador
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Report traces the migration of Haitians through the Americans from 2010 to the present, with special attention to their settlement in Brazil and Chile
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MPI report reviews the growing phenomenon of African migration through the Americas and suggests appropriate responses for governments in the region
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Paper argues for a complete revamping of the U.S. immigration system based on the sale of immigrant visas for $80,000
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Study examines the efforts of the Carnegie Corporation of New York to promote alliance-building on immigration policy across partisan lines
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National Immigration forum explains the genesis of, and warns of the threat posed by, the "Great Replacement Theory"
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Paper finds that demographic change, i.e. the rapid rise of the immigrant population in a particular locality, rather than the actual size of that population, causes the spread of nativist sentiment
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Paper provides a demographic profile of Ukrainian immigrants granted temporary protected status in the U.S.
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Paper finds that the current "complaint" system for exposing workplace safety violation is deeply flawed, especially for immigrant workers
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Study describes the contours of a new form of sustainable economics based on greater social equity and mutual cooperation
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Paper traces the struggle of Chinese-Americans for U.S. citizenship even after birthright citizenship was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1898
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MPI report examines the growing problem of backlogs in immigration case processing which "undermines the U.S. immigration system"
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CMS report explores the growing trend among states to provide Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) to federal tax filers using Individudal Tax Identification Numbers (ItiNs), most of whom are undocumented immigrants
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In dealing with the plight of Afghan refugees today, CMS report sees lessons to be learned from the global response to the Indochinese refugee crisis a half century ago
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MPI report critiques the current immigration detention system and sketches the outline of a redesigned system that is more humane, less costly, and more effective in ensuring compliance with the law
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DHS publishes "Annual Flow Report" for Fiscal Year 2020 showing a sharp decline in grants of legal permanent residence (LPR) and a six-fold increase in pending immigration cases
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MPI report looks at regional variations in how Black immigrants are faring in the U.S. and compares their experiences to those of U.S.-born Blacks
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Finding that the percentage of Black people who are immigrants has now reached 12%, Pew study examines their income and educational levels, legal status, home ownership, and poverty rates
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Migration Policy Institute analyzes available data on North African and Middle Eastern immigrants in the U.S.
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National Academy of Medicine proposes a new conceptual model for achieving "meaningful community engagement" in order to address the social determinants of Health
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Study from the National Foundation for American Policy chronicles the impressive achievements of immigrant Nobel Prize winners in the sciences
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National Academy study finds racial, gender, and religious disparities in approval rates of citizenship applications
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Report from Human Rights First documents thousands of kidnappings and violent attacks directed at migrants and asylum seekers, and faults the Biden administration for continuing the "illegal and deadly" policies of the Trump administration
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Study examines trends in immigration coverage over a four-year period and finds a preponderance of reporting on detention, enforcement, border issues, and asylum to the exclusion of other topics
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Paper from the Urban Institute decries the lack of attention to race and racism in immigration policy research -- a gap that obscures the experience of particular groups and hides the policies and structures that produce racialized outcomes
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CMS paper provides estimates of the number of people eligible for legal status under pending congressional bills 
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Earlier Additions to Portal Collections