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Immigration Myths and Facts

Report Author: 
US Chamber of Commerce
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

In an effort to counteract misinformation about the impact of immigration on American society, the U.S. Chamber's Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Division prepared this pamphlet to "refute seven of the most common myths about immigrants coming to our country." The pamphlet "summarize[s] the facts on the relationship of immigrants to Jobs, Wages, Taxes, Population, Crime, Integration and Welfare." The Chamber's review "shows that immigrants significantly benefit the U.S. economy by creating new jobs, and complementing the skills of the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Eight Policies to Boost the Economic Contribution of Employment-based Immigration

Report Author: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Madeleine Sumptio
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jun

The authors contend "that successful economic-stream immigration systems are transparent and flexible, create predictable outcomes and remain open to constant adaptation and experimentation." In order for immigration to be a "powerful tool for supporting a country's economic growth and prosperity,"  the following policies should be implemented:

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community

Report Author: 
National League of Cities' Center for Research and Innovation
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community 

This report provides short descriptions of model police outreach programs to immigrant populations in 17 U.S. cities of diverse size and location including contacts for additional information.

Source Organization: 
National League of Cities

Reviving the Middle Class Dream in New York City

Report Author: 
Jonathan Bowles, Joel Kotkin and David Giles
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Feb

This major report by the Center for an Urban Future concludes that New York's longstanding legacy as a place that both sustained a large middle class and elevated countless people from poorer backgrounds into the middle class is now in serious jeopardy.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Between Hope and Hard Times: New York's Working Families in Economic Distress

Report Author: 
David J. Fischer, Tara Colton, Neil S. Kleiman and Karen Schimke
Original Date of Publication: 
2004 Nov

In this first-of-its-kind report, the Center for an Urban Future and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy explore the conditions and policy responses to low-income working families in the Empire State.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Lost in Translation

Report Author: 
Tara Colton
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Nov

This new report finds that while immigrants have become a growing part of the workforce in nearly every corner of New York State, the state-run English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program has not come close to keeping pace with the demand, creating a skills gap that could hurt the state's economic competitiveness.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Central New York's New Workforce

Report Author: 
Tara Colton
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

This survey of Central New York businesses finds that 40 percent employ workers with limited English proficiency. As immigrants comprise a rising share of the population and workforce throughout the region, upgrading their language skills will be key for local businesses and the area’s future economic growth.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Staten Island: Then and Now

Report Author: 
Laurel Tumarkin and Jonathan Bowles
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

Between 1990 and 2010, no other New York state borough changed as much as Staten Island. This report shows just how the borough has been transformed, partly by the influx of foreign-born persons, with more than 80 graphs and charts detailing trends in demographics, the economy, development, commuting and education.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future
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