Caribbean immigrants

Who's Where in the United States

Report Author: 
Migration Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct

Who's Where in the United States (click to view)

This Migration Information Source data tool has information on the foreign born by region or continent of origin, and state or region of destination. Just select the countyr of origin and the state, then click submit to get the specific Census data you need.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Economic Integration of Immigrants in the United States: Long- and Short-Term Perspectives

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jul

This paper describes the occupational niches and contributions of diverse groups of immigrants and their children within the U.S. economy. The author emphasizes the impact of the global economic crisis on the economic prospects of immigrants. 

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Still an Hourglass? Immigrant workers in Middle-skilled Jobs (Report in Brief)

Report Author: 
Randy Capps, Michael Fix and Serena Yi-Ying Lin
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

This report casts doubt on  the depiction of the immigrant workforce as an hourglass noting that almost a quarter of immigrants in 2006 were working in "middle skill" jobs compared to 29% of native-born Americans. Middle-skilled jobs are defined as "jobs that require more than a high school but less than a four-year college degree and that typically pay a family-sustaining wage ($30,000 annually per worker). In three of four specific occupations analyzed in the report (healthcare, IT and hospitality) the percent of immigrants actually exceeded that of native workers.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Overcoming the Barriers Faced by Immigrants: A briefing report

Report Author: 
New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Overcoming the Barriers Faced by Immigrants (click to view report)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Immigration Policy and Less-skilled Workers in the United States: Reflections on Future Directors for Reform

Report Author: 
Harry J. Holzer
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

This study by economist Harry J. Holzer, former Chief Economist for the US Department of Labor, reviews findings from the research literature on the benefits and costs of low-skilled immigration. His point of departure is the well-publicized debate between economists David Card of the University of California and George Borjas of Harvard, who have differed over the extent to which immigrant workers compete with native-born workers.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends 2010

Report Author: 
Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Feb

This statistical analysis of the undocumented population updates previous annual reports published by the Pew Research Center. At 11.2 million in 2010, Pew's estimate of the national total of undocumented immigrants remains largely unchanged from 2009. During the previous two years (2007-2009), however, the number had declined from a high of 12 million in 2007. At the same time, the 2010 numbers show significant variations among the states. The decline in unauthorized numbers was especially great in New York and Florida, while increases occurred in Texas and Louisiana.

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center
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