Women

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

College-Educated Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Qingqing Ji and Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

"College-Educated Immigrants in the United States" (click to view)

Contrary to a widely held view, immigrants in the United States have an expansive range of education levels with about one in three immigrants having obtained a college degree.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Understanding "Canadian Exceptionalism" in Immigration and Pluralism Policy

Report Author: 
Irene Bloemraad
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jul

This paper explores why "Canada is far more open to, and optimistic about, immigration" than the United States and countries in Europe. Despite having the highest proportion of immigrants to total population of any other Western country (about 20 percent), public opinion polls suggest that Canada is a "striking outlier." As an example, about two-thirds of Canadians in 2010 said that the number of immigrants coming to Canada was "about right."

The author cites a number of reasons for these positive attitudes including:  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

South Asian Immigration in the United States: A Gendered Perspective

Report Author: 
Maneesha Kelkar
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

South Asian Immigration in the United States: A Gendered Perspective (click to view)

Writing from the perspective of Manavi, a South Asian organization dedicated to combating domestic violence, the author Maneesha Kelkar finds fault with a "male-centric immigration system in the United States" that has caused "untold misery for countless immigrant women."  

Source Organization: 
Other

The Rise of Asian Americans

Report Author: 
Pew Research Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Rise of Asian Americans

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

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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