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Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood

Report Author: 
Paul Taylor, Mark Hugo Lopez, Jeffrey Passel and Seth Motel
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the U.S. have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children, according to estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center.

The analysis finds that 35 percent of unauthorized adult immigrants have resided in the U.S. for 15 years or more; 28 percent for 10 to 14 years; 22 percent for 5 to 9 years; and 15percent for fewer than five years.

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

Up for Grabs: The Gains and Prospects of First- and Second-generation Young Adults

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Youth and young adults from immigrant families today represent one in four people in the United States between the ages of 16 and 26 — up from one in five just 15 years ago. This population will assume a greater role as the US workforce ages, and how it fares in the classroom and in the workplace is of signal importance not just for these individuals but for the vibrancy of the overall US economy and local communities.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigration and American Jobs

Report Author: 
Madeline Zavodn
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

 

Immigration and American Jobs (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Other

Immigrant Founders and Key Personnel in America's 50 Top Venture-funded Companies

Report Author: 
Stuart Anderson
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

Immigrant Founders and Key Personnel in America's 50 Top Venture-funded Companies (click to view)

Immigrants are increasingly important in driving growth and innovation in America, as evidenced by the role played by foreign-born founders and key personnel in the nation's breakthrough companies. 

Source Organization: 
Other

Migration and Occupational Health: Understanding the risks

Report Author: 
Marc B. Schenker
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct

Migration and Occupational Health: Understanding the risks (click to view)

Adapted from an article that appeared in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, this article by Marc B. Schenker summarizes available data on fatal and non-fatal injuries suffered by immigrant workers in the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy Challenges in the South Asian Community: Conference (October 9, 2010) summary report and recommendations

Report Author: 
Aparna S. Kalbag, Nita Ray Chaudhuri, Geetha Ghai, Naveen Mehrotra, Jigna Rao and Sunanda Gaur
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jun

Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy Challenges in the South Asian Community (click to view)

This report summarizes all plenary and workshop sessions from a conference on "Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy Challenges in the South Asian Community."

Source Organization: 
Other

Shattered Families: The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System

Report Author: 
Seth Freed Wessler et al
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Immigration policies and laws are based on the assumption that families will, and should, be united whether or not parents are deported. Similarly, child welfare policy aims to reunify families whenever possible. In practice, however, family separation can last for extended periods.  

In 2011, the United States deported a record-breaking 397,000 people and detained nearly that many. In the first six months of 2011, the federal government removed more than 46,000 mothers and fathers of U.S.-citizen children. 

Source Organization: 
Other

Assimilation Tomorrow: How America's Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030

Report Author: 
Dowell Myers and John Pitkin
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

 

Many questions remain about newcomers with the rise in immigration and new immigrant destinations: Will they learn English? Are they locked in poverty? What are their prospects for success in America? Will today's immigrants fully integrate to become tomorrow's Americans?  

Source Organization: 
Other

The Foreign-born with Science and Engineering Degrees: 2010

Report Author: 
Christine Gambino and Thomas Gryn
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Knowledge and application of science, engineering and technology play an increasingly crucial role in the growth and stability of the U.S. economy. Over the past 10 years, growth in science and engineering (S&E) jobs was three times greater than that of other types of jobs and is expected to continue to grow at a faster rate than other jobs. 

This brief discusses patterns of science and engineering educational attainment within the foreign-born population using data from the 2010 American Community Survey.

Source Organization: 
U.S. Census, Department of Commerce
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