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Multiplying Diversity: Family Unification and the Regional Origins of Late-Age Immigrants, 1981-2009

Report Author: 
Stacie Carr and Marta Tienda
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

This paper seeks to explain how the "seemingly benign" provisions of the 1965 Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act led to an unintended "surge of immigration from Asia" and "aggravated population aging by adding parents of U.S. citizens to the uncapped family relatives category." The authors argue that Congress made a "gross miscalculation" of the impacts of the 1965 amendments, believing that the family reunification categories would tend to favor immigrants of European background.

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Other

Defining American: The Dream Act, Immigration Reform and Citizenship

Report Author: 
Elizabeth Keyes
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

Although giving credit to the DREAM movement for a remarkable transformation of American attitudes on the question of whether undocumented youth should be granted citizenship, the author of this article worries that the narrative of "blamelessness" and "worthiness" may be "raising the bar" for other groups seeking to acquire or retain citizenship rights.

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Other

What Makes the Family Special?

Report Author: 
Kerry Abrams
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

As Congress debates future immigrant admission criteria, this paper makes the case for the continuation of family-based immigration.

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Other

Information on Small Populations with Significant Health Disparities: A Report on Data Collected on the Health of Asian Americans in Massachusetts

Report Author: 
Carolyn Wong, Hannah Hosotani and John Her
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Nov

Information on Small Populations with Significant Health Disparities: A Report on Data Collected on the Health of Asian Americans in Massachusetts (Download or view online)  

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts Boston

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care: A Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice

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

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care: A Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice (Download or view

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Other

The Advantages of Family Based Immigration

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

"The Advantages of Family Based Immigration" (fact check)

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

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

Back to the Future: The Impact of Legalization Then and Now

Report Author: 
Sherrie A. Kossoudji
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

While there are many facets to an intelligent immigration reform package, one thing is clear: legalization for undocumented immigrants helps all Americans. Most economists recognize that legalization has worked in the past. After a significant percentage of the undocumented population legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), information on IRCA applicants was used to assess the legislation's impact.  

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

The Economic Impact of the Mexico-California Relationship

Report Author: 
Jeronimo Cortina, Rodolfo de la Garza, Sandra Bejarano and Andrew Wainer
Original Date of Publication: 
2005 Aug

The Economic Impact of the Mexico-California Relationship (click for web version)  

Tomas Rivera - California Mexico

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California
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