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Why are non-citizens being driven out of the U.S. military, and how is the military being shortchanged in the process? New MPI policy brief addresses these questions.
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Stanford paper defends the right to "economic" migration on the part of former subjects of colonial empires
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Despite the plenary power doctrine, Stanford paper argues that equal protection and due process arguments should be used to challenge the white nationalist features of U.S. immigration law and policy
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MPI paper examines two models for the management of "merit-based" immigration systems: demand-driven (relying on employer work offers) and point-based
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Report from the Fiscal Policy Institute estimates the fiscal impact of allowing undocumented residents in New York State to obtain driver's licenses and sees benefits for the entire community from such legislation
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Legal scholar argues that Americans have always shown an aversion to the consolidation of police powers and that the Secure Communities program flies in the face of that tradition
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Paper argues that the totality of Trump administration policies towards Latino immigrants constitutes a new "repatriation" campaign similar to the expulsions that occurred during the Great Depression and the fifties
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CLASP report documents the "devastating" impact of Trump administration deportation policies on the cognitive and emotional development of children in immigrant-headed families
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New America analyzes the motivational dynamics behind decisions to naturalize and offers recommendations to local, state and federal governments on creative ways to promote naturalization
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Paper examines why America's "racialized immigration history" enables Mexicans to benefit disproportinally from state programs designed to integrate immigrants, such as California's AB60 legislation providing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants
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Niskanen Center report examines the impact of the OPT program on local economies and urges reforms to enable talented STEM graduates to stay permanently in the U.S. (The OPT program allows international students to remain in the U.S. for a temporary period after graduation to gain practical work experience)
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National Foundation for American Policy study finds that localities with larger numbers of OPT program participants tend to thrive economically
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IZA study based on the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, a new database of 7,400 high-tech firms, shows that immigrant-owned businesses - in 15 of 16 measures - are more innovative than native-owned businesses
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Peterson Institute study highlights the changing demographic characteristics of the U.S. Hispanic population and argues that these changes will promote economic growth and prosperity for the entire country
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Paper exposes illegal and harmful practices in housing detainees with disabilities at one of the largest immigrant detention facilities in the U.S.
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NYU paper highlights state- and local-level strategies to protect children's access to health and human services in an era of harsh immigration policy and heightened immigration enforcement
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Paper examines the Trump administration's effort to revoke citizenship for over 700,000 immigrants and sees it as part of a broader effort to discourage immigration to the U.S.
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MPI report argues that credential attainment for immigrant-origin adults must be a major focus of the nation's workforce development system
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MPI publishes a state-level demographic analysis of the growing population of immigrant-origin adults in the U.S.
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Can immigrant professionals help reduce teacher shortages in the U.S.?  WES report highlights model programs working to achieve that goal
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"Integration Futures Working Group" in the European Union seeks to break new ground in conceptualizing immigrant integration -- questions the prevailing view of integration as a "two-way process"
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Pew analyzes the backgrounds of 68 lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives (13 percent of the total membership) who are immigrants or the children of immigrants
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Paper documents a sharp decline in apprehensions of people crossing the southern border illegally, despite a 110 percent increase in the number of Border Patrol agents since 2000
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AILA report indicates that processing times for immigration benefits under the Trump administration have reached "crisis levels"
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Study laments the "administrative chaos" surrounding the Trump administration's handling of immigrant children
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Rutgers report urges the U.S. to play a more active role in helping countries of first asylum, like Jordan, provide help to Syrian refugees
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MPI Europe proposes a broad immigration-related policy agenda designed to combat the growth of extremist, far-right political movements
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MPI shines a light on demographic changes within the U.S. immigrant population, specifically growth in the number of immigrants from "new origin countries"
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MPI publishes a portrait of Caribbean immigrants in the U.S.
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MPI report documents the impressive economic achievements of immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa
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National Forum publishes a series of fact sheets highlighting immigrant contributions to major industries in the U.S.
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Scholar argues that immigrants should be covered in governmentr-funded health insurance programs in order to improve the efficiency of the healthcare system and protect the health of the entire population
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MPI report suggests that the proposed "public charge" rule -- had it been in effect in recent years -- would have blocked the immigration of large numbers of women, children, older adults and low-skilled workers
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USC study examines the propensity of different sub-groups within the immigrant population to naturalize and cautions that a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective
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MPI report examines how millions of Venezuelans have been granted safe haven in Latin American countries
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National Conference of State Legislatures publishes its annual report on immigration-relaated laws and resolutions passed at the state level in 2018
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Through a survey of deportees in Mexico, researchers document the "harsh consequences" of U.S. deportation policies on individuals and family members left behind in the U.S.
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MPI report urges resettlement organizations to employ "two-generation strategies" as a way to facilitate the long-term integration of refugees and their families
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Urban Institute publication discusses best practices in developing effective partnerships between refugee service organizations and for-profit corporations in order to help refugees successfully integrate into host societies
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Stanford study finds that the halt in refugee admissions in 2017 did not have any discernible effect on county-level crime rates
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What does the research say on immigrant use of public benefits?  Bipartisan Policy Center analyzes studies that have appeared on this subject.
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National Academies publishes proceedings of workshop on "Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health"
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MPI report looks at policy franeworks for the compulsory return and reintegration of migrants
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Study suggests that the "new immigration federalism" gives state governments some control over which types of immigrants to attract to their states
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Strauss Center report analyzes the impact of "metering" on asylum seekers and border communities in Mexico
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Study finds no evidence that intensified immigration enforcement reduces crime rates or improves the economic fortunes of U.S.-born workers
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MPI study recommends the use of "behavioral insights" to improve immigrant integration programs and outcomes
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AIC issues report on "the landscape of immigration detention in the United States," looking at number of detainees, type and location of detention facilities, average length of detention, transfers during detention, and grievances of detainees
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Pew Research Center analyzes the size, composition, and characteristics of the undocumented population in the U.S. and finds a substantial reduction in overall numbers since 2007
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MPI analyzes the crisis in the U.S. asylum system and makes recommendations to reduce the backlog in processing current cases and to achieve timely review of future applications
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Survey finds that attitudes amongHispanic adults have grown more negative, with half saying that their situation has worsened over the last year
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NBER research paper suggests that Chinese and Indian STEM PhDs, faced with delays in processing their applications for permanent residence because of quota backlogs, are returning home in significant numbers
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Report reveals how tech companies are "playing an increasingly central role in facilitating the expansion and acceleration of arrests, detentions, and deportations" in the United States and singles out Amazon and Palantir for special opprobrium
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Seeking to "drain the poison" from the immigration debate, the New Center releases a bipartisan proposal for immigration reform that "avoids the extreme views of right and left," builds on research findings, and reflects the "pragmatic" views of most Americans
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Stanford Immigration Policy Lab publishes an analysis of evidence-based research on policies and programs to promote refugee integration in the U.S., Canada, and Europe
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How is immigration changing the way Americans see themselves in racial terms? Russell Sage Foundation devotes an entire journal issue to this question
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By surveying and analyzing the core beliefs of Americans, researchers identify seven "hidden tribes" of Americans, some of which show more nuanced and balanced views on immigration, suggesting the possibility of achieving future consensus on immigration reform
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How can foreign-educated teachers rebuild their careers in America?  WES produces a guide to help them clarify and achieve their career goals
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Why research findings on immigration may fail to convince -- MPI lays out the pitfalls of current effort to counter erroneous information on immigration and suggests ways to communicate more effectively on the subject
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CAP study shows how immigrants are "breathing fresh life into declining rural communities" by reversing population loss, spurring economic growth, and ensuring the survival of key industries and services
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MPI report analyzes the early childhood education and care needs of Minnesota's population of "super-diverse" dual language learners
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MPI report argues for an expanded model of adult English language education that takes into account the diversity of the adult immigrant population and purposefully advances the goal of immigrant integration
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Study suggests that the proposed DHS rule restricting immigration by lower-income individuals will prevent millions of hard-working immigrants, otherwise eligible for permanent residence, from regularizing their status
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Using new methodology, Yale study substantially revises upward the estimated number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
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MPI updates its profile of Houston's immigrant communities with particular attention to their changing legal service needs caused by harsh Trump administration immigration and deportation policies
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New American Economy (NAE) develops a methodology for ranking the effectiveness of America's 100 largest cities in integrating immigrants and publishes its findings
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Legal scholars propose a way to restore "moral legitimacy" to the U.S. deportation system by expanding the realm of discretion in immigration enforcement and by using a more nuanced understanding of immigrant contributions to inform the system
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National Immigration Forum reports on the "living room conversations" it convened in 21 American cities and concludes that fears related to culture, security, and the economy confuse public attitudes on immigration
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MPI study identifies innovative strategies used by state and local governments to enforce labor standards in low-wage industries with large numbers of immigrant workers
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MPI updates its "spotlight" report on Vietnamese immigrants in the United States
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OECD report calls attention to the growing population of children with a migrant background in member countries, analyzes the risk and protective factors that shape their educational outcomes and life chances, and identifies promising practices to meet their unique needs
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MPI publishes a seven-country study of early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies and programs for refugees
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In an effort to inform the public debate on immigration, the Hamilton Project -- a research arm of the Brookings Institution -- releases a report explaining "a dozen facts about immigration"
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Report from the Kaiser Family Foundation predicts that the Trump administration's proposed new public charge rule will result in a massive loss of healthcare in the U.S., with dire consequences for the entire population
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Legal scholar argues that the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 census is "both unnecessary and counterproductive"
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MPI report envisions a new form of partnership between immigrant sending and receiving countries in which receiving countries provide advanced skill training in home countries, and graduates work either at home or abroad
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National survey of 1,400 DACA and TPS recipients sheds light on their educational achievements, employment experience, and hopes for the future
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Transatlantic Council paper analyzes the history of anti-immigrant, radical right political movements and parties and suggests strategies to curb their growth and influence
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Legal scholars argue that the modern deportation system lacks "moral credibility" because laws are arbitrary in nature, do not provide proportionality in punishment, and are inconsistent with cultural norms
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CAP report recommends steps that state officials can take if federal courts uphold the legality of the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program
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National Conference of State Legislatures publishes an immigration "primer" for state policy makers
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UNICEF report urges UN member states to adopt a 6-point agenda for action to mitigate the hardships experienced by migrant and refugee children from Central America and Mexico
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Evidence from the "age of mass  migration" (1880-1924) suggests that cultural fears, not economic concerns, drove the movement to restrict immigration
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MPI publishes an essay on the history of Salvadoran migration to the United States, which discusses the circumstances of the Salvadoran community today in the wake of the revocation of temporary protected status by the Trump administration
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Oxford report reviews the social scientific literature on the economic impact of migration, and sees strong connections between immigration and prosperity in Europe and North America
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Paper questions the wisdom and constitutionality of the denaturalization campaign launched by the Trump administration
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In examining political trends over a 20-year period, CATO research brief reports that U.S. communities with the lowest immigrant educational levels tend to support the Republican Party, whereas communities with large numbers of college-educated immigrants lean toward the Democrats
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NSC provides recommendations to immigrant affairs offices on how to improve workforce policies and programs for immigrants and refugees
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MPI reports on the "patchwork of responses" to the massive exodus of Venezuelans to other countries in Latin America
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CMS report details how refugees "help to define, strengthen, and revitalize the United States"
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GCIR report suggests strategies that foundations can pursue to help refugees and asylum seekers and the embattled organizations that work with them
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Paper argues for a more inclusive immigrant rights strategy that doesn't pit one group against another
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MPI updates its profile of European immigrants in the United States, including European "diaspora groups"
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MPI convenes a meeting of experts on high-skilled immigration to prepare a "state of the field" report
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Welcoming Economies and Global Detroit release "Playbook" for communities interested in unlocking the economic potential of immigrants and refugees
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Researchers challenge the inevitability of a low-wage, exploitive "secondary" labor market and cite examples of how "lateral" involvement on the part of civic sector organizations can complement and support the "vertical" labor law enforcement efforts of government
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Paper finds that the 2013 Senate-passed immigration reform bill would produce substantially more economic benefits for the American people than the Trump-supported Raise Act of 2017
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Wharton paper calls attention to the role that immigrants play in stimulating foreign investment in the United States
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National Academies of Science Task Force raises strong objections to the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 census
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Article critiques the seldom-discussed but growing practice of granting immigrant visas to "high value" foreign investors
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Arguing that education and training can help immigrants close the "middle-skills gap," Urban Institute report highlights promising practices and effective strategies to upskill the immigrant population
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MPI produces a guide to help school systems design effective programs to serve English language Learners
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In an addendum to an earlier report, National Partnership calls attention to the growing backlog of naturalization applications and worries that it may reflect a deliberate effort on the part of the Trump administration to suppress voting in the U.S.
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Report calls attention to the impressive scientific contributions of the children of immigrants and identifies several factors accounting for their success
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Study examines the differences and similarities between immigrant and native-born entrepreneurs and the businesses they create
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National Immigration Forum releases fact sheet on the economic contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs
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Paper argues that the U.S. has a long history of exploiting immigrant labor and identifies some of the factors that permit these "vestiges of chattel slavery" to persist
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Paper challenges the journalistic consensus that there is an economic basis for anti-immigrant attitudes and finds that "racial resentment" is a much stronger predictive force
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Scholars produce summary of research on the topic of immigrants and crime, observe that there is a generally inverse relationship between the two, and describe institutional forces that push a false narrative of immigrant criminality to advance their vested interests
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Report discusses how employers have taken steps to integrate refugees into their workforces and how employers have benefitted in the process
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Colorado study attempts to quantify the positive return on investment from state expenditures to support the resettlement of refugees
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Written for a European audience, MPI report calls for an "analytical revolution," premised on the use of cost-benefit analysis, to determine the effectiveness of various approaches to the labor market integration of refugees
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Pew produces statistical portrait of immigrants in Philadelphia and notes their role in fueling the population resurgence of the city
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Study finds improvements in "happiness" levels among immigrants and native-born persons and suggests "that human migration contributes to a happier world"
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MPI publishes an analysis of the impact of the Trump administration proposal to expand the definition of "public charge" as a way of reducing the flow of immigrants to the U.S.
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Paper traces the development of language rights through the regulation-setting process
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Article suggests that the courts should extend constitutional scrutiny to immigration enforcement activities because of their negative impact on labor rights in the U.S.
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Study documents the baneful influence of for-profit prison corporations on the U.S. immigration detention system
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Vera Institute report finds no evidence that "zero tolerance" approaches actually work to deter unauthorized border crossings
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 AiC Fact Sheet reviews the H-4 visa program and suggests that the elimination of the program will discourage high-skilled immigrants from coming to the U.S.

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CSII report urges asset-building funders and immigrant integration funders to achieve greater alignment in their grant-making approaches
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Study documents the crucial role played by immigrants in the fashion industry
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Comparative study of family migration across nine countries, including Australia, Canada, and the U.S., finds that family migration is "at the heart of many immigration systems"
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Legal scholar reviews the history of prosecutorial discretion in immigration matters and concludes that the Trump administration's argument that DACA is an example of "executive overreach" is baseless and ahistorical
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Paper decries the "fragmented" and "diffuse" nature of immigration governance in the U.S. and calls for stronger leadership and coordination of all immigration-related functions within the federal government
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Despite a no-holds-barred deportation policy, resisistance from local authorities, according to MPI report, is limiting the effectiveness of the Trump approach to immigration enforcement
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Paper finds that Trump's decision to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border "seems to be primarily driven by political and public relations concerns"
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Paper traces the influence of corporate interests in expanding immigrant detention in the U.S. and in "distorting democracy" through the greater political power exercised by communities with detention facilities
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ACLU study finds that immigration enforcement activities at courthouses is "freezing out justice" in the U.S., leading to a decline in cooperation from immigrant victims and difficulties in investigating crimes
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Pew study of the immigration information stream on Twitter after Trump's election finds little evidence of the dissemination of "fake news"
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Using Silicon Valley as a research site, MPI study shows how "assimilation" plays out as a "two-way street," with adaptations made both by immigrants and native-born Americans, both of whom work together over time to create a "new sense of normal"
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According to National Academy of Sciences study, Trump's 2016 victory arose from "status threat," not the plight of displaced, white working class workers
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CATO study shows sharp declines in the number of Muslim immigrants, refugees, and visitors allowed into the U.S. since the Trump "travel ban" went into effect
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Pew report finds that sub-Saharan African immigrants have educational levels that surpass those of the U.S.-born population
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MPI report examines the extent and consequences of "super-diversity" among the growing number of young children who are dual language learners (now almost one-third of all children under the age of 9)
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Legal scholar advances the concept of migration as "foot voting" with the potential to bring "vast benefits" to the world if promoted by governments
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Open Door Collective argues for the importance of adult education as a strategy for reducing poverty among immigrants and other Americans
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Report finds that immigrants in detention are deprived of adequate health care
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Study suggests that the approximately 800,000 immigrants from travel ban-affected countries already living in the U.S. are making impressive contributions to American society
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MPI publishes report on the operation of the H-1B visa program and notes that the Trump administration may soon announce reforms that "may negatively affect businesses that use H-1B legitimately"
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Scholar calls for greater reliance on social science expertise in immigration policy-making and laments the absence of the "administrative state" in federal departments charged with implementing immigration policy
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Report finds that a Trump-favored immigration proposal may have unintended consequences, e.t. reducing Catholic immigration by 54 percent, as well as the number of employment-based visas for high-skilled immigrants by 18 percent
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Urban Institute summarizes recent research on refugee integration into American society and identifies research gaps that should be addressed in the future
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World Education Services reports positive results for a pilot project to provide alternative forms of academic certification for Syrian refugees
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Study examines the historical precedents and ethical justification for sanctuary provided by houses of worship for undocumented immigrants
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According to CATO study, Texas arrest and conviction records show that undocumented immigrants commit crimes at substantially lower rates than native-born Americans
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Harvard Law Review article finds that the lack of any guidance from the Trump administration on the legitimate exercise of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law cases has been "devastating" to immigrant communities
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MPI publishes demographic profile of the Dominican immigrant community in the U.S.
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Legal scholar makes the case for civil disobedience by employers, i.e. continuing to employ Dreamers, if and when the federal government ends work authorization for DACA recipients
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Study finds that foreign students on F-1 visas, the majority of whom are studying in high-demand STEM fields, are almost entirely lost to local economies, i.e. not working locallly five years after graduation
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Researchers find that deportations substantially increase the likelihood that U.S.-born children of undocumented parents will live in single-parent families or be sent to live with friends or other relatives in the U.S.
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MPI paper predicts "demographic convergence" and multi-directional migration flows in the six countries that make up the North American "migration corridor"
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In response to the growing climate crisis, which may lead to the disappearance of some island nations, paper argues for limitations on a government's right to exclude people from its territory
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MPI and Population Reference Bureau publish a detailed compilation of national and international data sources on immigration
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AILA report shows how the Trump administration is cutting back on legal immigration by constructing "an invisible wall"
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NBER study examines the educational and economic progress of the children and grandchildren of recent immigrants
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CAP report identifies model refugee resettlement programs and recommends steps to maintain the resettlement infrastructure in the current anti-refugee political climate
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Paper calls for scrapping the term "sanctuary city" as it has no clear meaning, and lumps together a wide range of policies, some of which may enhance local policing and some which may not
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Penn State study documents human rights violations in for-profit immigrant detention facilities in the State of Georgia
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MPI updates its profile of the Filipino community in the U.S.
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MPI examines implementation of the SEAL professional development model in 100 California schools with "superdiverse" classrooms
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MPI report details how early childhood educators are using home language to improve English language acquisition in "superdiverse" classrooms
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Bipartisan Policy Center laments the decline in international student enrollment in U.S. colleges and Universities
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MPI paper questions the assumption that targeted development assistance will reduce the pressure to migrate
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MPI paper examines the scarcity of legal migration pathways for low-skilled workers and recommends approaches to solve the problem
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CMS study reports that the undocumented population in the U.S.fell by nearly 1 million from 2010 to 2016
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Pew study finds that Hispanic identity fades over time -- a development that may change "the nation's own sense of its diversity"
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NAE study highlights the economic impact of immigrants in San Diego, California
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Transatlantic Council paper assesses how policy changes wrought by the Trump administration will slow the long-term integration of immigrants and refugees and how states will become "major actors" in the immigration and integration policy arenas
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Triangle Center releases its annual report on acts of violence committed by Muslim extremists in the U.S.
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NBER paper finds that the DACA program has brought about significant educational and employment gains for participants
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Paper faults the U.S. refugee resettlement program for its focus on early employment and its lack of attention to the broader goal of refugee integration
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WES publishes E-Guide for foreign-trained nurses interested in reestablishing their careers in the U.S.
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AIC report finds that foreign-trained doctors fill a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system
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McKinsey study finds that ethnic and gender diversity in corporate management correlates with above average business performance
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Legal scholar suggest that cities and the federal government have increasingly divergent views of citizenship in the modern world
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Weaving together conclusions from a number of recent studies, JMHS paper makes recommendations for provisions to be included in the Global Compact on Refugees, scheduled to be developed by the U.N. this year
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JMHS study casts doubt on the accuracy of estimates from the Department of Homeland Security on the size of the "visa overstay" population in the U.S. (Actual numbers almost half of what was reported)
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NCSL article reviews available data on immigrant economic and civic integration and describes the evolving state role in addressing immigration issues
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Study examines how events associated with the "war on crime" and mass incarceration in the eighties and nineties led to the criminalization of immigration
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Article discusses "what we know and need to know" about access to legal representation for immigrants facing deportation
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Harvard Business Review study explores the role played by immigrant executives in U.S. corporations
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Passaage of Dream Act legislation by Congress would increase U.S. GDP by $7.6 billion, according to JMHS study
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AILA paper provides an overview of the U.S. family-based immigration system and questions whether reductions proposed by the Trump Administration are warranted
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Urban Institute report sees dire consequences for the Social Security Trust Fund if Congress passes restrictionist immigration legislation
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New American Economy report details the positive economic impact of Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States
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MPI updates its profile of Middle Eastern and North African immigrants in the United States
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Report analyzes Illinois' innovative approach to gathering data on English language learners under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
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MPI report outlines steps that can be taken to diversify the workforce in the field of early childhood development
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 MPI report details lessons learned by members of the "Learning Network for Newcomer Youth Success," who shared insights into effective educational models for serving unaccompanied minors and immigrant and refugee youth with interruped formal schooling
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Chicago Council report compares immigrant skills and education with the training requirements for specific jobs and points out the mismatches that might be addressed through innovative workforce development policies and programs
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CLASP report highlights the role that adult education and workforce development programs could play in enabling Dreamers to qualify for legalization
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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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Report from Chicago Council calls attention to severe labor shortages within the Midwest hospitality industry and urges passage of immigration reform to replenish labor supply

Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency publishes profiles of local Latino communities

Paper argues that sanctuary policies are complementary to the immigration justice system, filling a vacuum created by the removal of immigration courts from any role in adjudicating deportations and contesting against the Trump Administration's "one-size-fits-all" approach

Law professors find that sanctuary policies are grounded in sound legal principles and reflect responsible stewardship of local resources

Paper challenges the wisdom and efficiency of a crime-based deportation policy

Through an analysis of 287(g) programs in Frederick County (MD), researchers find a decline in overall arrests, suggesting a reluctance on the part of the Hispanic community members to interact with the police

MPI undertakes a review of educational policies and strategies to better serve children with parents speaking a language other than English at home

Report seeks to gauge the attitudes, motivation, and self-identity of the "white working class"

With a record number of citizenship applications, USCIS processing times have reached one year or more, according to new report from the Partnership for New Americans

Female migrants face increased risk of gender-based violence, according to new report from the Migration Policy Institute 

MPI analyzes the occupational and educational trajectory of the "immediately eligible" DACA population and foresees dire consequences if a legislative solution isn't found to their situation 

Paper sets forth principles and procedures to guide the negotiation of the UN Global Compact for Migration in 2018

Report from MPI Europe examines the nature and potential of private sponsorship programs to leverage additional resources for refugee resettlement

Report documents widespread violations of due process in the treatment of deportees from the U.S. 

Report finds serious flaws in the point-based immigration system proposed by Trump allies in Congress 

Study suggests that "sanctuary" movements are creating a new reality on the ground challenging the hegemony of the federal government in immigration enforcement matters 

ProPublica report sheds light on the scope and brutality of hate crimes committed against the Sikh community in the United States

According to MPI report, the Philippine government increasingly looks to its overseas emigrant population as a resource for development 

Paper calls attention to misconceptions about the immigrant right to work in the United States

The American Political Science Association (Section on Migration and Citizenship) publishes themed newsletter on municipal approaches to immigrant integration

 Chicago Council report finds that immigrants have played a vital role in improving the economic prospects of Midwestern cities 

MPI paper finds that heavy-handed efforts to instill common values among immigrants and/or to ban incompatible cultural practices can backfire and produce the opposite of what was originally intended

OECD immigration yearbook reviews migration trends in 2016 - notes a 7 percent increase in permanent migration flows over the previous year

Report details how Sweden has revamped its asylum and refugee policies in response to the influx of more than 160,000 asylum-seekers in 2015 

Report finds that contradictory state and local immigration enforcement goals "should come as no surprise" in a federalist system like that of the U.S.

What have we wrought? Human Rights First examines the refugee "travel ban" at the 6-month mark

Transatlantic Council report finds that location of resettlement does not seem to impact refugee integration; rather national origin seems to be more predictive of successful economic integration 

MPI study traces the twists and turns of Cuban migration to the U.S.

University of California researchers offer suggestions on how to advance a progressive state and local immigrant integration agenda

New study of ca. 20,000 refugees resettled in the U.S. between 1990 and 2014 finds that the long-term fiscal impacts of refugee resettlement are positive

MPI report examines the pivotal role played by immigrants in the health care industry

Michigan leaders contend that Trump immigration policies threaten to undermine the state's economic recovery

DHS publishes 2016 data on visa overstays by country of origin and category of admission

JMHS study concludes that the "border enforcers" have won the argument with their liberal critics but that the enforcers' strategy has reached a "point of diminishing returns"

JMHS study finds that the decline in the undocumented population in the U.S. over the last decade had little, if anything, to do with the Great Recession

Project report from the Rockefeller Foundation urges cities around the world to treat migration as a priority area for "resilience" planning

EPI report calls for major reforms to the H-1B program to ensure an equitable job market for both foreign- and U.S.-born workers

Report from New American Economy shows strong upward mobility for refugees over time

Report highlights the contributions made by foreign-born STEM workers to the U.S. economy

MPI finds that almost 50 percent of recent immigrants are college graduates, up from 27 percent 25 years ago

Data brief finds that immigrants now represent 50 percent of New York City's senior population -- posing challenges for the senior services sector

Report documents the benefits from DACA for those immigrants whose formal schooling in the U.S. had been interrupted because of financial, legal, or motivational barriers

Consortium develops database of promising practices in immigrant education for community colleges

CMS paper argues for fundamental reform of the U.S. immigration system to prevent future growth of the undocumented population

Harvard Law Review essay finds precedents for the Trump Administration's draconian deportation policy in the policies of the prior Bush and Obama administraions

Report from the American Immigration Council questions the fairness of "fast-track removal" for individuals fleeing traumatic violence in their home countries

Report from Human Rights First finds fault with the treatment of Central American asylum seekers by CBP officers

Paper argues that the "illegal immigrant crisis" stems from a failure of law and policy, not a willful desire on the part of unauthorized immigrants to disobey the law

Providing driver's licenses to unauthorized immigrants in Calfornia improves traffic safety, according to National Academy of Sciences report

Report casts doubt on the salience of economc factors in predicting support for Trump among white working class voters

More Mexicans repatriated from the United States are intending to remain in Mexico, according to new report from the Migration Policy Institute

Report finds significant levels of PTSD and depression among Central America asylum seekers, with 70 percent meeting the criteria for asylum in the U.S.

Literature review of nearly 3,000 studies of culturally competent approaches in healthcare finds only 15 studies evaluating the effectiveness of systemic approaches to cultural competence

Calfornia Workforce Development Board suggests model practices for serving adult English language learners

Paper from the Transatlantic Council suggests principles for rebuilding migration management systems in the aftermath of world refugee crises

Niskanen Center publishes overview of refugee resettlement in the United States

Essay proposes new approach to dealing with "unconventional refugees" from Central America -- neither asylum nor deterrence, but something in-between and definitely with the goal of eventual repatriation

Polaris Project publishes a typology of human trafficking, based on more than 32,000 trafficking cases reported on U.S. hotlines

CAP publishes a new edition of its "Facts on Immigration Today"

Paper details how the Trump administration is using the "public relalations machinery" of the federal government to malign undocumented immigrants

Essay calls attention to the recurring theme of nativism in American immigration history and to the critical role played by public officials in countering it

Essay discusses how the "clash of civilizations" narrative promoted by the Trump administration has eroded support for refugee resettlement in the U.S. and what can be done to combat it

Chicago Council paper stresses the vital role played by immigrants in reversing population decline and stimulating economic activity in 46 metro areas in the Midwest

LIRS reports on a pilot project in Baltimore to make the workforce system more responsive to the needs of immigrants and refugees

Article points out the contradictions and inconsistencies in current U.S. immigration policy and calls for changes to improve the overall system

Study finds that visa overstays now account for 66 percent of all new undocumented immigrants, raising doubts over the effectiveness and return on investment of "building a wall" 

According to new study, "hostility to the Constitution" has been an accusation used by nativists throughout American history to mask their antipathy to certain groups of immigrants

CAP paper argues that the benefits of local police participation in federal immigration law enforcement are not worth the costs

CATO Institute paper finds low incarceration rates for both documented and undocumented immigrants

AIC paper reviews what local jurisdictions with "sanctuary policies" can and cannot do, without running afoul of federal law or compromising their law enforcement mission

NIF paper reviews the legal and constitutional grounds for local police to refrain from cooperating with federal immigration authorities on immigration detainers

CAP report explores the number of U.S. citizens living with undocumented family members and calls for policies to keep families together

Analyzing job postings over the last five years, NAE study finds surge in demand for bilingual workers in the U.S. economy

Study finds greater stability in the family life of foreign-born Hispanic mothers than in that of white, black, or U.S.-born Hispanic mothers

Study examines how Latino fathers interact with their partners and children, noting important distinctions between immigrant and U.S.-born fathers

According to new study, immigrant integration as a public policy goal has advanced on the local level over the last two decades, but needs to be coordinated at the federal level

CATO study finds that the political opinions of immigrants resemble those of the native-born, except on the topic of immigration itself

MPI produces a set of fact sheets on English learners in U.S. schools

MPI report calls attention to the changing ethnic composition of people seeking to cross the southern border and notes that the majority are now presenting themselves at official border crossings rather than trying to cross surreptitiously

Study questions the stereotypes of human smugglers as predators, and migrants and asylum seekers as victims

Review of recent research casts doubt on President Trump's assertions that immigrants are prone to crime

Paper finds no evidence of any "indirect" effects of immgration on crime rates in the U.S.

MPI publishes profile of the Korean immigrant population in the U.S.

OMH issues a "Practical Guide" for organizations interested in implementing the enhanced CLAS Standards (Standards for Cultually and Linguistically Appropriate Services)

NYU's Brennan Center for Justice finds no basis for claims of widespread non-citizen voter fraud

MPI report showcases successful initiatives to integrate foreign-trained immigrant professionals into the job market

MPI report showcases successful initiatives to integrate foreign-trained immigrant professionals into the job market

NSC paper calls for an upskilling strategy in the service sector focusing on literacy, numeracy, and digital problem-solving

MPI paper sees cause for hope that the world community will rise to the challenge of dealing with the world refugee crisis

Article explains the U Visa's "failed promise for survivors of domestic violence" and urges reforms to restore victim autonomy

Brookings scholars make recommendations to the Trump Administration for dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis, urge continuation of the Syrian resettlement program

MPI essay examines the Obama Administration's deportation priorities and record in comparison to previous administrations

MPI publishes a demographic profile of Syrian refugees in the United States

MPI paper analyzes mutual recognition agreements negotiated by 8 nations in the ASEAN region permitting professionals trained in one country to have their qualifications recognized in another

CMS paper estimates the economic fallout from a program of mass deportations

Contrary to assertions by the Trump Administration, CAP reports finds less crime in sanctuary communities than in non-sanctuary

MPI weighs the pros and cons of allowing more international STEM students to remain in the United States

American Counseling Association calls for "cultural humility" to improve counselor effectiveness in working with clients from diverse backgrounds

World Education publishes fact sheets on collaborative projects undertaken by "The Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative"

Penn State report finds value in family literacy programs as a strategy for reducing intergenerational poverty

McKinsey study finds that the world's 247 milion migrants contibute $6.7 trillion, or 9.4 percent, to global GDP, with little evidence of adverse affects on the wages or emplyment of native-born workers

Boston Redevelopment Authority produces profiles of the 15 largest immigrant groups in Boston

New study provides insights into the gender and intergenerational characteristics of Chinese immigrant households

Report from the National Immigration Forum spotlights model programs designed to help immigrants achieve their full economic potential

Are "low-skilled" immigrants really low-skilled?  Study questions the common assumption that educational level is a reliable indicator of worker skill

MPI report provides estimates for the lost earnings and tax revenues from the underemployment of high-skilled immigrants

Study estimates the costs to specific industries of a mass deportation strategy

Boston conducts survey of adults enrolled in 39 ESOL programs

MPI publishes study of two-generation programs serving immigrant families and identifies key program design elements

MPI publishes a set of 30 state data briefs detailing the sociodemographic characteristics of immigrant families with young children

MPI analyzes the limited English proficient population in the U.S.

Study traces the historical development of "lawful presence" as an in-between category, the growth in the number of people in this category, and the denial pf public benefits to them, leading to the danger of caste-like discrimination"

Essay critiques the concept of "wrongfulness" in cross-border migration and suggests other ways to justify the regularization of undocumented immigrants

National Immigration Forum stresses the importance of immigrant skill development and training in a newly-released policy paper

National Skills Coalition releases transition paper with detailed recommendations for the new administration on workforce education and training

MPI paper examines the history of border walls and questions their usefulness in stopping unauthorized migration

Research suggests that restrictive state laws on immigration are not effective in reducing the size of the undocumented population

Paper critiques the concept of "earned legalization" or "earned citizenship" and suggests that undocumented people should be viewed as an oppressed caste in American society

Blue Ribbon Panel of migration experts proposes a new bilateral worker agreement between the United States and Mexico

National Immigration Forum publishes blueprint for a bipartisan, "market-oriented," immigration reform plan

New American Economy publishes snapshot of immigrants in Lancaster County (PA)

New York State publishes portrait of its immigrant population

New data platform will greatly increse the amount of information available about immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Why are immigrants more entrepreneurial? New research suggests that their cross-cultural experiences enable them to identify and pursue business opportunities

Paper questions the neglect of the learner's own language in teaching English

National Skills Coalition publishes Integrated Education and Training Toolkit

MPI paper reviews precedents and prospects for the free movement of people in South America

Aspen Institute paper calls for greater effort to help immigrants gain access to workforce training services and identifies key strategies to achieve this goal

What can be done to facilitate early employment for refugees and asylum seekers?  Report from the Transatlantic Council examines promising practices in Europe

Paper from the Transatlantic Council examines the feasibility of opening up regular migration channels to refugees

Report from Amnesty International faults the inaction of the United Nations General Assembly on apportioning member state responsibility for refugee relief and protection

MPI examines the role of immigrants in the military

Survey and report completed on the technology needs of immigrant rights and immigrant legal service organizations

American Immigration Council conducts first national study of the impact of legal representation on the disposition of deportation cases

Report from King County Task Force (Washington State) urges the formation of an Immigrant and Refugee Commission and associated office to promote immigrant integration

California Commission undertakes an analysis of licensing requirements for regulated professions

Welcoming America produces toolkits and other resources to build more accepting attitudes towards immigrants and refugees in local communities

MPI report exmines the funding streams for K-12 immigrant education and recommends strategies to achieve greater equity in the distribution of resources

Report points to the "outsized role" played by immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. economy

National Academies conducts a comprehensive review of the literature on the economic and fiscal impacts of immigration

CMS researcher questions accuracy of reported surge in U.S. immigrant arrivals

Allegheny County (PA) produces a "Blueprint" for immigrant integration over a 5-year period

MPI paper explores the policy and practice implications of the growing immigrant presence in Head Start programs

Study finds that participation in the DAC program "significantly reduced" the likelihood of college enrollment by DACA-eligible youth who had completed high school or earned a GED

Report finds that the DACA program reduced the likelihood of poverty among eligible immigrants by 38 percent

Study calls attention to a flaw in research showing poor health outcomes among the children and grandchildren of Mexican immigrants

Research from New American Economy stresses the role of immigrants in filig current and future shortages of health care workers in the U.S.

White paper suggests that immigrant welcome work can advance the goal of health equity

MPI publishes new data on naturalization trends in the United States

Cato examines the visa categories used by foreign-born terrorists over a 41-year period and does a cost-benefit analysis of proposals to curtail refugee, immigrant, or tourist admissions

UNHCR official offers blueprint for dealing with the world refugee crisis, including greater responsibility-sharing on the part of the world community

Essay describes how leaders in Germany and the United States are working together to promote welcoming communities

MPI examines funding mechanisms for immigrant education in Canada, France, Germany, and the United States

Committee for Immigration Reform Advocacy suggests steps that USCIS can take to improve the reach and effectiveness of the DACA Program

Report finds that use of the Optional Practical Training Program by international students has enhanced Michigan's economic competitiveness

What do we know about the people who support Donald Trump?  Gallup provides some answers that challenge the conventional wisdom

Report finds little evidence that the decrease in labor force participation by native-born Americans is the result of immigrants taking jobs and driving down wages

Report finds alarming evidence of disparities in mental health treatment for black and Hispanic children

Report finds that Internet use by Latinos, especially through mobile devices, has jumped to 84 percent

MPI paper seeks to understand Canada's success as an immigrant nation

IOM publishes second volume in its "Fatal Journeys" series looking at procedures for identifying and tracing dead and missing migrants

Paper critiques the concept of the "feminization of migration" and calls for greater methodological sophistication in studying gender factors in migration

Task Force examines the workforce needs of of high-skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs in New Jersey

Paper reviews the experiences of earlier U.S. immigrant groups and finds recuring pattern of "discrimination and oppression"

Report links spike in anti-Muslim violence in 2015 and 2016 to the heated rhetoric of Donald Trump and other candidates for president

Report finds pressing need for foreign-trained, immigrant health professionals to fill personnel shortages in the U.S. healthcare industry

Report released on the first year of a demonstration project to build effective partnerships between community colleges and community-based organizations to educate and train immigrant workers

President Emeritus of the Migration Policy Institute offers candid advice to political leaders on migration policy

George Mason University produces state fact sheets on immigration

Survey research suggests that the dissemination of accurate information about immigration can help to reduce biased attitudes and change policy preferences

MPI paper on public opinion in the UK advises government officials to pay careful attention to the concerns of the "anxious middle" on immigration policy

Fairfield University develops toolkit to help Catholic churches organize parish dialogues on immigration-related issues

MPI report compares the U.S. and European experience in integrating Muslim immigrants

Immigrant casino workers in Las Vegas, according to University of California report, allege widespread labor and safety violations

Paper from the American Action Forum measures the impact on specific industries of the removal of al undocumented immigrants from the U.S.

AHRQ reviews 37,000 English language studies dealing with the provision of "culturally appropriate health care"

USC report assesses the impact of the recently announced partial fee waiver for citizenship applications

MPI report analyzes the impact and "unfinished business" from the Immigration Act of 1990

With DACA and DAPA (and perhas the Trump candidacy) as the backdrop, legal scholar seeks to understand proper limits on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion

Study finds that refugees from Bosnia, Burma, Laos, and Somalia are successfully integrating into local U.S. communities

Partnership produces reports on the contributions of new Americans to the economies of each of the states and the District of Columbia

GCIR report urges Texas grantmakers to commit resources to the goal of immigrant and refugee integration

Report analyzes the contributions that immigrants and refugees are making to the local economy in Akron (OH)

According to New Jersey study, absence of legal representation in deportation proceedings leads to harsh consequences

MPI's advice to government officials on both sides of the Atlantic:  take action to address public anxiety over immigration

National Academy holds a roundtable to discuss progress and challenges in integrating health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services into the healthcare system

Brookings and PPRI conduct far-reaching survey of American attitudes on immigration

Using innovative methodology, CSI report analyzes the "eligble-to-naturalize" population in Los Angeles County

Report from MPI Europe urges governments to open up new migration channels for refugees to address a "displacement crisis of historic proportions"

Partnership for a New American Economy publishes "snapshots" of immigrant contributions to local economies in Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, and Toledo

MPI report examines the challenges faced by refugee parents in Massachusetts in accessing high quality childcare and recommends steps to ease the problem

Immigration reform essential to the viability of the health care sector in the Midwest, according to report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Paper argues that investments in adult ESOL classes will contribute to the overall economic health of New York City and State

Paper urges a more inclusive, immigrant-focusd approach to workforce development in New York City

Study finds that immigrants started half of all billion dollar start-up companies in the United States

Study analyzes the current and potential state and local tax contributions of undocumented immigrants

2015 American Values Atlas finds that 62 percent of Americans favor a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

MPI study finds that the children of refugees in the U.S. are "in the main, integrating successfully and achieving self-sufficiency"

Paper critiques the "skills gap" thesis in workforce education and urges the reintroduction of a social justice perspective in adult education

Study examines the factors associated with occupational injury or illness among immigrant day laborers

MPI paper sees advantages to both Germany and Turkey in the increased circularity of migration between the two countries

MPI and Urban Institute study shows how families with undocumented parents will improve their economic lot and lift a burden off their citizen children through participation in the DAPA program

Article analyzes the socio-economic characteristics of immigrants likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's executive action programs

Focusing on the tragic death of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, scholar analyzes the use of coded racial narratives to advance restrictionist immigration policies

Report exposes the white nationalist roots of the immigration restriction movement in the U.S.

Pilot project explores how to increase the enrollment of refugee children in Head Start and other early childhood programs

RISE study tracks the progress made by refugees in integrating into the social, civic, and economic life of the State of Colorado

MPI report reviews initiatives to maximize the economic potential of skilled immigrants in both receiving and sending countries

AIC paper profiles promising programs to promote immigrant entrepreneurship in Chicago, Dayton, and Nashville

Paper reviews efforts to provide health insurance coverage to undocumented immigrants in California

MPI report examines the outflow of wealthy and highly skilled emigrants from China

Report finds that refugees are making significant economic contributions to the economy of central Ohio

Paper suggests that worksite immigration enforcement leads to a form of servitude outlawed by the 13th amendent to the Constitution

National Academies report draws lessons from other OECD coutries on how the U.S. can coninue to attract high skilled immigrants and remain competitive in the global economy

Stanford University report examines the state of Latino entrepreneurship in the U.S

Paper argues that it is difficult for female victims of domestic violence, who don't fit the prevailing stereotype of passive and helpless victims, to obtain asylum under U.S. law

Paper suggests tha the roots of "crimmigration" run deep in American history

New American Leaders Project analyzes imbalances in the representation of immigrants and minoritie in state legislatures

CAP report examnes the role of for-profit prison companies in influencing U.S. immigrant detention policies

MPI publishes a statistical portrait of current European immigrants to the U.S.

Urban Institute examines the preschool enrollment patterns of immigrant children in Silicon Valley and suggests ways to remove barriers to access

CMS report shows a continued drop in the U.S. undocumented population to 10.9 million in 2014 -- the lowest level since 2003

MPI paper recommends improvements in current procedures for measuring the effectiveness of border controls

Paper discusses major issues in immigration policy from an economic development perspective

White House Task Force on New Americans issues its one-year progress report

USC study examines the "quiet revolution" unfoldng in 63 cities with governmental bodies promoting immigrant integration

City of Auroa (CO) produces a three-year "comprehensive strategic plan" to fully engage immigrants in the civic, economic, and cultural life of the community

OneAmerica produces report on foreign-educated immigrants in Washington State

MPI paper examines the root causes of the world refugee protection crisis and calls for the development of more "comprehensive" policy solutions

Transatlantic Council paper examines the "brain drain" of educated Europeans to other countries

2015 report from the International Organization for Migration looks at the intersection of migration and urbanization

Bipartisan Policy Center report estimates the budgetary impact of various immigration reform proposals and urges an "all of the above" approach

PEW study finds that 1 million Mexicans left the U.S. over the last 5 years, reducing the Mexican population from 12.8 million to 11.7 million

IOM paper examines strategies for immigrant inclusion in U.S. Cities

Report analyzes the economic contributions and potential of African immigrants in Minnesota

Keynote address by David A. Martin puts forward the "enigma principle" in refugee protection

Transatlantic Council on Migration calls for reform of the global refugee protection system

Urban Institute report analyzes the role of employers in advancing immigrant integration

IOM surveys world public opinion on immigration

Paper argues that international human rights law fails to provide protections for undocumented immigrants

Study attempts to understand the banking and credit habits of undocumented immigrants

What explains the "healthy immigrant effect?" New study attempts to determine the role of government immigrant admission policy?

Joyce Foundation publishes an evaluation of the "Shifting Gears" program designed to help adult education students transition to post-secondary education and gain employment-related credentials

MPI publishes an analysis of the unauthorized population by country and region of birth, showing changing trends over time, distribution of specific groups by state, and participation rates in the DACA program

MPI analyzes DACA renewal statistics and suggests why some immigrants have refrained from renewing

CIRI estimates the cost of providing legal and related services to immigrants eligible for the expanded DACA and DAPA programs

The Building Integrated Communities Project of the University of North Carolina releases report on immigrant integration challenges in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, NC

USC study urges San Diego leaders to address growing social inequities, including the marginalization of immigrants, to permit the city to thrive in the 21st century

MPI report examines the nature, extent and consequences of discrimination directed at immigrant children

Study finds weak relationship between immigrant educational levels and the educational attainment of their children

IMPRINT surveys over 5,000 foreign-educated immigrant professionals in an effort to identify the factors associated with career success in the U.S.

Urban Institute conducts comprehensive review of the literature on the impact of parental deportation on the well-being of immigrant children

Urban Institute study shows that supportive parenting practices, i.e. those designed to promote children's social and cognitive development, vary by immigrants' country and region of background

Paper from the Transatlantic Council on Migration calls for new approaches in responding to the forced displacement of people

Paper makes the case for "resolute enforcement" of the nation's immigration laws in order to sustain a generous immigration policy

MPI examines the effectiveness of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program in integrating refugees

American Immigration Council publishes report on "The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States"

Welcoming America publishes 92-page "Guide to Immigrant Economic Development"

Paper assers that new forms of racism hide behind "English-only" policies and that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not provide sufficient protection for language minorities

Report from Brookings analyzes the lessons learned from the implementation of the  DACA program and how they may apply to DAPA and other future immigration reform initiatives targeting the undocumented

Scholars argue that the "California Package" of pro-immigrant state legislation creates a "de facto" form of state citizenship

Report marshals evidence to show that the life chances of citizen children are seriously jeopardized when one or more of their parents are undocumented

Pittsburgh publishes its "Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan" to improve the quality of life for both foreign-born and native-born city residents

Survey finds that Nashville business leaders see connection between Nashville's economic success and its efforts to welcome and integrate immigrants

MPI publishes demographic analysis of Middle Eastern and North African immigrants in the U.S.

Kauffman Foundation report finds that immigrants now account for 28.5 percent of all new entrepreneurs in the U.S.

MPI Report analyzes the extent to which European governments have been successful in "mainstreaming" immigrant integration

Survey reveals the extent to which library systems in the U.S. are "welcoming" to immigrants

On the 50th anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965, scholars discuss its impact on America

Paper asks whether the nation's failed experiment with Prohibition has lessons for today's immigration policy makers

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops releases nine-point plan for reform of the U.S. immigration detention system

Bipartisan Policy Center report calls for "an objective set of comprehensive, performance-based outcome measures" for determining the success or failure of immigration enforcement policies

Report suggests that legalization of undocumented immigrants will substantially increase state and local tax revenue

Cato study finds no evidence that immigrants from poor or authoritarian countries undermine the values and institutions supporting "economic freedom" in host countries

The WE Global Network publishes a compendium of successful economic development strategies utilizing immigrants

Report from NJ Policy Perspective suggests that most undocumented students in NJ need access to state financial aid to continue their education

Paper challenges popular assumptions about the origin of restrictions on social welfare benefits for undocumented immigrants

Study ranks states by their efforts to favorably influence the social determinants of health for undocumented immigrants

MPI publishes profile of the Cuban immigrant population in the U.S.

Ford Foundation-funded study profiles the undocumented college student population, describes obstacles to their educational success, and identifies policies and practices to overcome these obstacles

Pew reports that a "rising share" (now 8.7 percent) of the U.S. black population is foreign-born

Pew report finds shifts in the occupational distribution of unauthorized immigrant workers since the Great Recession of 2007

MPI produces demographic portrait of immigrants in Houston and estimates the number of people potentially in need of immigration legal services, either to naturalize or to qualify for relief through executive action

Research reveals important changes in the size and composition of the unauthorized immigrant population, including a sharp decline in Mexican arrivals since 2000 and the fact that the majority of new unauthorized arrivals are now people who overstayed visas

Report released on North Carolina's 2014 "Summit for Cities and Towns" working on immigrant integration

MPI report discusses the evolving policy of the Chinese government towards immigrants

Study finds that the deportation of all undocumented workers would reduce U.S. GDP by $1.6 trillion

Study finds that future U.S. labor force growth will depend on Hispanic immigration and the size of the Hispanic workforce

Study from the William T. Grant Foundation analyzes the state of current research on policies and practices to reduce inequality for immigrant-origin children and youth

Vera Institute produces field guide for local law enforcement agencies interested in working effectively with Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities

National Skills Coalition calls for an educational path to legalization that is compatible with the manpower needs of the American economy and that provides adequate resources for implementation

MPI analyzes the competencies of adults in the U.S. "through an immigrant lens"

Study of low-income Hispanic families suggests that nativity, I.e. whether parents are immigrants or US-born, makes an important difference

New research suggests that high fees are discouraging the working poor from applying for naturalization

Study finds that deportees will risk harsh penalties to return to families in the United States

Study questions the claim that immigration detention is "non-punitive" in nature

Paper advances a "modest proposal" for immigration reform: move up the registry date to 2009