Caribbean immigrants

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Report Author: 
Sasha Costanza-Chock
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Out of the shadows, into the streets examines the role of "media ecology" in the formation, organization, and development of the immigrant rights movement in the United States. 

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Other

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health

Report Author: 
Tiffany L. Green
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Sep

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health challenges earlier research suggesting "superior" birth outcomes among immigrant mothers when compared to their native born counterparts. Most immigrant birth-outcome studies were based on data derived primarily from Mexican immigrant mothers.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigration in the United States: New Economic, Social, Political Landscapes with Legislative Reform on the Horizon

Report Author: 
Faye Hipsman and Doris Meissner
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

This article provides a sweeping portrait of U.S. immigration history,  with special attention to post-1965 developments, as well as a succinct but comprehensive overview of the U.S. immigration system. Topics covered include: family and employment-based immigration, refugee admissions, temporary visitors, unauthorized immigrants, immigration enforcement, citizenship, and immigrant integration. The authors also probe today's economic, social and political issues as they relate to proposed comprehensive immigration reform. In looking at U.S.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Multiplying Diversity: Family Unification and the Regional Origins of Late-Age Immigrants, 1981-2009

Report Author: 
Stacie Carr and Marta Tienda
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

This paper seeks to explain how the "seemingly benign" provisions of the 1965 Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act led to an unintended "surge of immigration from Asia" and "aggravated population aging by adding parents of U.S. citizens to the uncapped family relatives category." The authors argue that Congress made a "gross miscalculation" of the impacts of the 1965 amendments, believing that the family reunification categories would tend to favor immigrants of European background.

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Other

Second-Generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants

Report Author: 
Pew Research Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Second-Generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants analyzes U.S. Census Bureau data to show that the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants are substantially better off than immigrants themselves. On key measures of socioeconomic attainment such as income, homeownership, economic success and educational attainment, these children of immigrants outpace their parents to levels comparable with native-born Americans.  

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

Digital Diaspora: How Immigrants Are Capitalizing on Today's Technology

Report Author: 
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Nov

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians describes this report as "a first-of-its-kind portrait about mobile technology usage among immigrants." The report is based on a non-randomized sample of 118 adult immigrants in the Philadelphia area who responded to the Center's survey on cellphone use. Their responses were compared against data on general cellphone use in the U.S. as reported by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  

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Other

America’s Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth

Report Author: 
Matthew Denhart
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Mar

America’s Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth

America’s Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth paints a sweeping portrait of America's immigrants to show their value to our history, society, culture and economy. 

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Other

Immigrant Small Business Owners: A Significant and Growing Part of the Economy

Report Author: 
David Dyssegaard Kallick
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Immigrant Small Business Owners

More than one in six small business owners in the United States is an immigrant according to this report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Research Initiative.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute
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