European immigrants

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

Conundrum of an Immigrant: Assimilation versus Cultural Preservation

Report Author: 
Joanna Diane Caytas
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

Noting that "the discourse about the cost and benefits of cultural diversity is intense" both in Europe and North America, this paper reviews the different approaches to diversity, including the traditional model of assimilation, multiculturalism in all its variations, hybrid models,  and structuralism. The author also examines the role of religion in identity formation, as well as the effects of intermarriage.

Source Organization: 
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.  

Source Organization: 
Other

The Hidden American Immigration Consensus

Report Author: 
Jens Hainmueller and Daniel J. Hopkins
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Aug

"The Hidden American Immigration Consensus: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes Toward Immigrants" (click to view)

A large literature has examined the factors that influence immigration attitudes. Yet prior tests have considered only a few immigrant attributes at a time limiting their capacity to test several hypotheses simultaneously.

Source Organization: 
Other

Help Wanted: The Role of Foreign Workers in the Innovation Economy

Report Author: 
Partnership for a New American Economy, Information Technology Industry Council and U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Nov

Help Wanted: The Role of Foreign Workers in the Innovation Economy (click to view)

Source Organization: 
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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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