Women

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

Lessons from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

Report Author: 
Betsy Cooper and Kevin O’Neil
Original Date of Publication: 
2005 Aug

Lessons from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas and Cristina Batog
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

Unlike most of the foreign-born from Asia, those from Vietnam came to the United States mainly as refugees and asylum seekers from the mid-1970s onward. Today, the U.S. is home to about 1.1 million Vietnamese immigrants, making them the fifth-largest immigrant group.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Characteristics of the South American Born in the United States

Report Author: 
David Dixon and Julia Gelatt
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 May

Characteristics of the South American Born in the United States (click to view)

The South American-born make up a small proportion of both the overall foreign-born population and the Latin American-born population in the United States. However, the number of immigrants born in South America has grown rapidly over the past 30 years.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Filipino Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Apr

Filipino Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

The 1.7 million Filipino immigrants in the United States made them the country's second-largest immigrant group in 2008 after Mexican immigrants.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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