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VALUABLE RESEARCH AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

14 Collections of Research Abstracts
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 14 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.

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LATEST
COMMENTARY

February 4, 2018
Trump's talk dehumanizes immigrants
Michael Gerson, Albany Times Union
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February 3, 2018
The Necessary Immigration Debate
Ross Douthat, The New York Times
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February 2, 2018
How Immigration Became So Controversial
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic
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January 31, 2018
We've weaponized immigration rhetoric, from chain migration to Dreamers
Leo R. Chavez, Los Angeles Times
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January 30, 2018
The myth of America's immigration problem
Ryan Cooper, The Week
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January 30, 2018
A US immigration history of white supremacy and ableism
Kristin Garrity Sekerci & Azza Altiraifi, Al Jazeera
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January 30, 2018
Trump's immigration policies are 'economic poison' that will cost taxpayers billions
James Boland & Tom Perez, CNBC
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January 29, 2018
The East Germans of the 21st Century
David Brooks, The New York Times
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January 29, 2018
Our system of family-based immigration works for America
Judy Chu & Linda Sanchez, The Hill
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January 23, 2018
Spanish use is steady or dropping in US despite high Latino immigration
Phillip M. Carter, The Conversation
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January 15, 2018
Know-Nothings for the 21st Century
Paul Krugman, The New York Times
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January 13, 2018
Curbing immigration means curbing job creation
John Arensmeyer, The Hill
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January 8, 2018
Trump's crackdown on legal immigration is huring America
Anastasia Tonello, Fox News
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January 8, 2018
A Counterproductive Approach to a Broken Immigration System
Michael Shifter & Ben Raderstorg, The New York Times
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January 2, 2018
Here's What To Expect On Immigration In 2018
Stuart Anderson, Forbes
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January 2, 2018
On immigration, Trump is positioned to do what Obama and Bush couldn't
Ali Noorani, USA Today
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December 21, 2017
Trump's "soft" ethnic cleansing: Immigrants as human garbage
Chauncey Devega, Salon
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December 14, 2017
Congress must act on the 'dreamers'
Tim Cook & Charles Koch, The Washington Post
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December 7, 2017
The Dream Act could bring the rule of law back to immigration policy
Hiroshi Motomura, Los Angeles Times
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December 6, 2017
The fraudulent case for 'Kate's wall'
Steve Chapmen, Chicago Tribune
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December 3, 2017
A Guide For Future Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Stuart Anderson, Forbes
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November 24, 2017
Immigration reform won't stop ISIS
Robert A. Pape, The Boston Globe 
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November 22, 2017
DACA recipients saw their mental health improve. Now, advocates fear its end will have the opposite effect
Tiziana Rinaldi, PRI
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November 11, 2017
Trump immigrant rhetoric relies on statistical outliers
Abigail R. Hall & Michael Coon, Mercury News
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November 8, 2017
The Alt-right's favorite academic
Shikha Dalmia, The Week
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October 31, 2017
When policy is cut off from reality: Donald Trump's immigration problem
Elaine Kamarck & Christine Stenglein, Brookings
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October 31, 2017
Professor's paper parses facts used to problematize immigration
Jennifer L. Williams, William & Mary News Release
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October 18, 2017
T
he four fallacies of the Trump-Cotton-Perdue immigration reform plan
Tamar Jacoby, New York Daily News
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October 15, 2017
We can't be complicit in persecution of immigrant communities
Cesar Vargas, The Hill
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October 12, 2017
White Nationalism Is Destroying the West
Sasha Polakow-Suransky, The New York Times
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October 5, 2017
How Immigration Foiled Hillary
Thomas B. Edsall, The New York Times
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October 5, 2017
Immigration reform is still possible and conservatives can lead the way
Ali Noorani, The Hill
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SPEAKING OF
IMMIGRANT POLICY

"White nationalism is in many ways a mirror image of radical Islamism. Both share a nostalgic obsession with a purist form of identity: for one, a medieval Islamic state; for the other, a white nation unpolluted by immigrant blood. If the influence of white nationalists continues to grow, they will eventually seek to trample the rights of immigrants and minorities and dismiss courts and constitutions as anti-democratic because they don't reflect the supposed preferences of 'the people.' Their rise threatens to transform countries that we once thought of as icons of liberalism into democracies only in name."

Sashan Polakow-Suransky, "White Nationalism is Destroying the West, The New York Times, Oct. 12, 2017.
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LATEST STUDIES
AND REPORTS

IOM publishes its 9th World Migration Report containing key information on global migration, as well as expert analysis of emerging issues in the field
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Transatlantic Council paper articulates "guiding principles" for successful partnerships among immigrant sending, transit, and receiving countries to manage migration flows
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Report from the Bipartisan Policy Center finds that robust levels of immigration will be crucial to prevent depletion of the Social Security Trust Fund
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Report explores how to frame the advantages of bilingualism to counter arguments based on the "zero sum game cultural model"
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Report from the National Foundation for American Policy provides an overview of the current U.S. legal immigration system and challenges some of the myths advanced by immigration restrictionists
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Urban Institute report explores the child care decisions of immigrant parents - finds low use of center-based care on the part of LEP parents
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MPI report finds little evidence that regularization of the status of DREAMers will adversely affect the job prospects of U.S.-born millennials
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MPI publishes occupational and educational profile of current DACA recipients
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Report finds problems with the way the government produces prevailing wage data for the H-1B program
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Study of early 20th century immigration finds that population diversity produces long-term economic gains
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The percentage of Fortune 500 firms founded or co-founded by immigrants or their children has risen to 43 percent, according to new analysis
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Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that the current anti-immigrant political climate is creating "toxic stress" on immigrant family life, leading to a wide range of harmful outcomes for adults and children
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Paper finds evidence that service in the military during World War I facilitated the "assimilation" of southern and eastern European immigrants
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MPI report seeks to explain the high levels of public support for immigration in Canada and to describe the main features of Canada's approach to immigrant admission and integration
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Report calls attention to the important role of immigrants in the military and suggests reforms to increase immigrant recruitment and retention
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Report highlights the role of immigrants in stimulating economic growth and creating jobs for U.S.-born workers in the Great Lakes region
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Paper argues that the use of the criminal code to prioritize individuals for deportation is not a neutral method, but rather reflects manipulation of the criminal code to exclude people racially
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Vera Institute publishes an evaluation of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, which provides legal representation to immigrants in deportation proceedings
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Report urges extension ot Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans in the U.S.
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MPI publishes profile of the Cuban immigrant community in the United States
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The National Academies publishes proceedings of a workshop devoted to improving health communication with immigrant and refugee populations
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Urban Institute report looks at ways to diversify the teaching profession to align more closely with changing student demographics in American schools
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Paper questions the legality and wisdom of using information provided to the government, e.g. information on DACA applications, to deport immigrants -- gains will be minimal but the damage will be extensive and "permanent"
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MPI estimates the impact of five different bills introduced in Congress to legalize the DREAMer population
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Pew publishes statistical analysis of the incoming U.S. refugee population from 2002 to 2017 and notes a sharp drop in the U.S. share of global refugee resettlement
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