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Labor Standards Enforcement and Low-wage Immigrants: Creating an Effective Enforcement System

Report Author: 
Donald M. Kerwin with Kristen McCabe
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jul

This report analyzes the labor law enforcement records of the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations paying attention to wage and hour laws and industries with high concentrations of immigrant workers. 

The report identifies best practices in labor law enforcement and suggests closer coordination between federal and state agencies working in this area. It also presents findings from an MPI survey of state resources, priorities and initiatives in labor standards. 

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigration and Poverty in America's Suburbs

Report Author: 
Roberto Suro, Jill H. Wilson and Audrey Singer
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Aug

 

Immigration and Poverty in America's Suburbs (click to view)

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

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

Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children

Report Author: 
George J. Borjas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

The Adaptation of Migrant Children

Report Author: 
Alejandro Portes and Alejandro Rivas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

The Adaptation of Migrant Children (click to view)

The authors examine how young immigrants are adapting to life in the United States. They begin by noting the existence of two distinct pan-ethnic populations: Asian Americans, who tend to be the offspring of high-human-capital migrants, and Hispanics, many of whose parents are manual workers. 

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

The Physical and Psychological Well-Being of Immigrant Children

Report Author: 
Krista M. Perreira India J. Ornelas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

 

The Physical and Psychological Well-Being of Immigrant Children (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families

Report Author: 
Sandy Baum and Stella M. Flores
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families (click to view)

The increasing role that immigrants and their children, especially those from Latin America, are playing in American society, the authors argue, makes it essential that as many young newcomers as possible enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Immigrants in Community Colleges

Report Author: 
Robert T. Teranishi, Carola Suarez-Orozco and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Immigrants in Community Colleges (click to view)

Over the next few decades immigrant youth and children of immigrants will constitute a significant portion of the U.S. workforce. The authors argue that increasing their educational attainment, economic productivity and civic engagement should, thus, be a national priority.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

K-12 Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Youth

Report Author: 
Robert Crosnoe and Ruth N. Lopez Turley
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

K-12 Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Youth (click to view)

The children from immigrant families in the United States make up a historically diverse population, and they are demonstrating just as much diversity in their experiences in the K-12 educational system. 

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center
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