Caribbean immigrants

E-Verify: Strengths, Weaknesses and Proposals for Reform

Report Author: 
Marc R. Rosenblum
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Feb

With Congress likely to consider new mandates involving E-Verify, the currently voluntary employment eligibility verification system, this article examines the strengths and weaknesses of E-Verify, which has grown dramatically in recent years.

It also discusses proposals for reform, including adding biometric screening to the system.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Transatlantic Cooperation on Travelers' Data Processing: From Sorting Countries to Sorting Individuals

Report Author: 
Paul De Hert and Rocco Bellanova
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Mar

This report, the second in a joint project of MPI and the European University Institute examining US and European immigration systems, details the post-9/11 programs and agreements implemented by US and European governments to identify terrorists and serious transnational criminals through the collection and processing of increasing quantities of traveler data.

The report analyzes how governments, which once focused their screening primarily on a traveler's nationality ("sorting countries"), increasingly are examining personal characteristics ("sorting individuals").

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Source Organization: 
U.S. Census, Department of Commerce

Pay-to-Go Schemes and Other Noncoercive Return Programs: Is Scale Possible?

Report Author: 
Richard Black, Michael Collyer, Will Somerville
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

For decades, some immigrant-receiving countries have experimented with policies designed to encourage unauthorized immigrants to leave without the cost, legal barriers and political obstacles that result from removals or forced returns.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are they Integrating into Society?

Report Author: 
Tomas R. Jimenez
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

Sociologist Tomás Jiménez examines the integration of immigrants in the USA across five indicators: language proficiency, socioeconomic attainment, political participation, residential locale and social interaction with host communities. Jiménez finds the recent inflow of immigrants is integrating reasonably well—and learning English faster than ever before—almost entirely without the help of policy intervention.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Essential to the Fight: Immigrants in the Military, Eight Years After 9/11

Report Author: 
Lt. Col. Margaret D. Stock
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Nov

This report highlights the critical role immigrants are playing in today's military. The report notes that without the contributions of immigrants, the military could not meet its recruiting goals and could not fill its need for foreign-language translators, interpreters and cultural experts.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

It's Tax Time! Immigrants and Taxes: Contributions to State and Federal Coffers

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Apr

 

This IPC report brief finds that immigrants not only pay their own way in taxes, but play a hefty role in shoring up the teetering Social Security system, and provide a fiscal windfall to U.S. taxpayers by tending to come to the United States during their prime working years—after the costs of their education and upbringing have been borne by their home countries.

 

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

From Anecdotes to Evidence: Setting the Record Straight on Immigrants and Crime

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Sep

 

A brief report. Anti-immigrant activists and politicians are fond of relying upon anecdotes to support their oft-repeated claim that immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, are dangerous criminals. While these kinds of arguments are emotionally powerful, they are intellectually dishonest. Numerous studies by independent researchers and government commissions over the past 100 years have consistently found that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than the native-born.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Record-Breaking Number of Immigrants Seek Integration, U.S. Citizenship

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Sep

A fact sheet. Citizenship Day is a day to recognize and celebrate all of the immigrants who have chosen to integrate fully and become U.S. citizens. While some fear that demographic shifts threaten American identity, research and experience have shown that today's immigrants integrate into American society just like generations of immigrants before them. Citizenship Day is a time to celebrate the many immigrants who have taken a step toward full integration and participation in U.S. civic life.

 

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center
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