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Economic Integration of Immigrants in the United States: Long- and Short-Term Perspectives

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jul

This paper describes the occupational niches and contributions of diverse groups of immigrants and their children within the U.S. economy. The author emphasizes the impact of the global economic crisis on the economic prospects of immigrants. 

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Across the Spectrum: The Wide Range of Jobs Immigrants Do

Report Author: 
David Dyssegaard Kallick
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Apr

Across the Spectrum: The Wide Range of Jobs Immigrants Do

Looking at the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, this report examines the occupational distribution of immigrants. Analyzing data from the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the researchers find that immigrants are distributed "surprisingly evenly" across various occupational categories.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

Report Author: 
Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration (click to view report)

Seeking "to provide a common ground that all participants in the policy debate (on immigration) can agree on,"  the authors provide a succinct and non-technical summary of available research on 10 key economic questions, including:

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution
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