Women

Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero—and Perhaps Less

Report Author: 
Jeffrey Passel, D'Vera Cohn and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Apr

This report analyzes the magnitude and trend of migration flows between Mexico and the United States; the experiences and intentions of Mexican immigrants repatriated by U.S. immigration authorities; U.S. immigration enforcement patterns; conditions in Mexico and the U.S. that could affect immigration; and characteristics of Mexican-born immigrants in the U.S.  

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

The Myth of "Self-Deportation"

Report Author: 
Alexandra Filindra
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Apr

The concept of "self-deportation" rests on a deceptively simple premise. According to its supporters, if the federal government invests more in enforcing immigration laws and if states and localities take on additional immigration control responsibilities, the costs and risks of staying in the U.S. will increase substantially for undocumented immigrants. Faced with a high risk of being caught and imprisoned, "rational" undocumented residents will "give up and deport themselves," returning to their home countries rather than remaining in the U.S.  

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota

Report Author: 
Katherine Fennell, Anne Huart
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Mar

The Economic Impact of Immigrants in Minnesota (click to view)

Minnesota has a small (seven percent) but rapidly growing population of both documented and undocumented immigrants. In this report, information on the estimated fiscal costs and contributions of immigrants in Minnesota is summarized.

Source Organization: 
Other

Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women

Report Author: 
Susan Pearce, Elizabeth Clifford and Reena Tandon
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

When Americans picture an immigrant entrepreneur, they likely imagine a man who began the migration of his family later bringing his wife over to become a volunteer assistant in the shop. This image is straying farther and farther from reality as more women open their own enterprises. Yet the idea that immigrant women might be the owners and originators of some of our restaurants, motels, Silicon Valley hi-tech firms, local real-estate agencies or other entrepreneurial ventures has yet to become conventional wisdom.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

New York City Immigrants in the Great Recession

Report Author: 
Fiscal Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Aug

How are immigrants faring in the economic downturn? Data released by the Fiscal Policy Institute shows that immigrants, who make up nearly half of the New York City labor force, have an unemployment rate that is slightly lower than for U.S.-born workers.

First, immigration is sensitive to labor market demand so when there are fewer jobs immigration slows. Second, lacking a safety net, immigrants are more likely to work at whatever jobs they can get. U.S.-born workers may have the resources to search longer for jobs that better match their skill level.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute

Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences

Report Author: 
Nga-Wing Anjela Wong, Paul Y. Watanabe and Michael Liu
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

 

Probing the changing makeup of American college campuses, Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences offers unparalleled insight into the journeys of today’s graduate students born to immigrant entrepreneur parents.

Source Organization: 
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States: 2008

Report Author: 
Daniel Dockterman and Gabriel Velasco
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States: 2008 (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center
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