Caribbean immigrants

Immigrants in the New York Metro Area Economy: Detail by Country of Origin

Report Author: 
Fiscal Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

A thorough and yet easy-to-understand breakdown of metro New York's immigrant population by country of origin including their economic impact. It begains with a nationwide survey of immigrant popoulations and ecnomic impact by city.

The city-wide data sows, in order of population impact: Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, China, Jamaica, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana and British Guiana, Philippines, Haiti, El Salvador, Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, Poland, Peru, Italy, Russia and other USSR, Ukraine, Pakistan, Cuba, Bangladesh and Hong Kong.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute

The Changing Profile of Long Island's Economy: How U.S.-born workers have fared as immigration has grown

Report Author: 
Fiscal Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Nov

This report shows the big overall immigrant contribution to Long Island's economy not only stressing the diversity of immigrant jobs but also looking at whether immigrants are displacing U.S.-born workers or lowering wages.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute

Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood

Report Author: 
Paul Taylor, Mark Hugo Lopez, Jeffrey Passel and Seth Motel
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the U.S. have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children, according to estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center.

The analysis finds that 35 percent of unauthorized adult immigrants have resided in the U.S. for 15 years or more; 28 percent for 10 to 14 years; 22 percent for 5 to 9 years; and 15percent for fewer than five years.

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

Up for Grabs: The Gains and Prospects of First- and Second-generation Young Adults

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Youth and young adults from immigrant families today represent one in four people in the United States between the ages of 16 and 26 — up from one in five just 15 years ago. This population will assume a greater role as the US workforce ages, and how it fares in the classroom and in the workplace is of signal importance not just for these individuals but for the vibrancy of the overall US economy and local communities.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The Paradox of Law Enforcement in Immigrant Communities: Does tough immigration enforcement undermine public safety?

Report Author: 
David S. Kirk, Andrew V. Papachristos, Jeffrey Fagan, Tom R. Tyler
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct

The Paradox of Law Enforcement in Immigrant Communities (click to view)

Based on a telephone survey of 1,653 immigrants in New York City, stratified by neighborhood location, socio-economic characteristics and ethnicity, this study examines perceptions of the criminal justice system within immigrant communities.

Source Organization: 
Other

An Economic Snapshot of Northwestern Queens

Report Author: 
Office of the State Comptroller, New York City
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

 

An Economic Snapshot of Northwestern Queens (click to view)

New York City's tradition as a melting pot of cultures is vividly on display in the Queens neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, which have the highest concentration of immigrants in New York City.  

Source Organization: 
Other

The Foreign-born with Science and Engineering Degrees: 2010

Report Author: 
Christine Gambino and Thomas Gryn
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Knowledge and application of science, engineering and technology play an increasingly crucial role in the growth and stability of the U.S. economy. Over the past 10 years, growth in science and engineering (S&E) jobs was three times greater than that of other types of jobs and is expected to continue to grow at a faster rate than other jobs. 

This brief discusses patterns of science and engineering educational attainment within the foreign-born population using data from the 2010 American Community Survey.

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