Latin American immigrants

Hispanic Businesses and Entrepreneurs Drive Growth in the New Economy

Report Author: 
Geoscape and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Sep

Hispanic Businesses and Entrepreneurs Drive Growth in the New Econom by Geoscape, a demographics data company, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, offers findings on the growth and impact of Hispanic entrepreneurs and the businesses they create through rigorous analysis of public data resources such as Census data as well as proprietary data resources and economic modeling from Geoscape. It projects there will be nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. in 2013, up from nearly 1.7 million in 2002.

Source Organization: 
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

Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants

Report Author: 
New York Immigration Coalition, Empire Justice Center and NYS Health Foundation
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants contains a set of recommendations on how New York can maximize the inclusion of immigrants in health care reform. The authors also devote special attention to immigrants left out of federal reform. The paper is divided into five major sections: eligibility of non-citizens to participate in New York's Health Benefit Exchange; documentation and verification requirements; marketing and outreach to immigrant communities; community input and monitoring; and maintaining safety net services for the residual uninsured population.

Source Organization: 
Other

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care

Report Author: 
Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

First developed by OMH in 2000, the national CLAS Standards have been widely circulated and implemented. In 2010, OMH launched a project to update the Standards to reflect growth in the field of cultural competency and increasing diversity in the nation. The new Standards emerged out of an extensive consultation process with stakeholders and experts, many of whom recommended clarification as to the Standards' intention, terminology and implementation strategies.

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Other

Legalization of Undocumented Immigrants Can Reduce Crime

Report Author: 
Scott Ross Baker
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Sep

The author of this policy brief titled "Legalization of Undocumented Immigrants Can Reduce Crime," Scott Ross Baker, predicts a significant reduction in crime as a result of U.S. President Barack Obama's Deferred Action Program. He bases his conclusion on research showing sharp drops in crime after the implementation of the 1986 legalization program - a reduction apparently unrelated to any other possible explanatory variable.

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Other

Making Legal: The Dream Act, Birthright Citizenship and Broad-Scale Legalization

Report Author: 
Hiroshi Motomura
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

"Making Legal: The Dream Act, Birthright Citizenship and Broad-Scale Legalization" looks at the arguments for and against three types of policy initiatives to grant legal status or citizenship to persons who might otherwise be in the U.S. unlawfully:  the Dream Act, birthright citizenship, and a broad-scale legalization program. The author begins her analysis by identifying the major arguments used by the Supreme Court in its landmark 1982 decision Plyler v. Doe, which held that no state can limit a child's access to education based on immigration status.

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Other

Overcriminalizing Immigration

Report Author: 
Jennifer M. Chacon
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

"Overcriminalizing Immigration" seeks to bring immigration law into the broader conversation about overcriminalization. The author contends that state and local governments are creating "too many crimes and criminaliz(ing) things that properly should not be crimes." Immigration law is part of this pattern.

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Other

Measuring Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

Report Author: 
Jacob L. Vigdor
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

Less noticeable economic and cultural differences between the foreign-born and native-born in the U.S. suggest a level of successful immigrant integration never before seen in U.S. history.

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Other
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