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Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market

The demand for bilingual workers in the U.S. increased dramatically from 2010 to 2015: online bilingual job postings increased from around 240,000 in 2010 to roughly 630,000 in 2015. This report from New American Economy investigates the growing demand for bilingual workers and what can be done to help both U.S.- and foreign-born workers access these high-demand jobs.

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Other

Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream

Report Author: 
Alex Nowrasteh and Sam Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream

Using data from the biennial General Social Survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, CATO researchers find that immigrant political opinion, especially for naturalized immigrants and later generations of immigrants, does not differ substantially from native political opinion, both in terms of political party affiliation and views on contemporary political and social issues, such as government spending on welf

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Getting Opportunities in the Hands of New Americans Striving for the American Dream

Report Author: 
National Immigration Forum
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Nov

Getting Opportunities in the Hands of New Americans Striving for the American Dream

Financial literacy and knowledge of basic legal rights could go a long way toward helping immigrants realize their full potential in the U.S for the benefit of all Americans.

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The Immigration Act of 1990: Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

Report Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti & Stephen Yale-Loehr
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

The Immigration Act of 1990:  Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

It has been more than a quarter century since the U.S. immigration system was last overhauled. The 1990 Immigration Act aimed to tilt the visa allocation system more toward answering the demands of the U.S. economy. Much of this paper is dedicated to reviewing changes made by the 1990 Immigration Act and assessing their effects.

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Migration Policy Institute

The Contributions of New Americans

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Aug

The Contributions of New Americans

As part of its "Reasons for Reform" campaign, the Partnership has produced 51 reports on the "Contributions of New Americans" in each of the states and the District of Columbia. Each report begins with a demographic overview, followed by a description of the role played by immigrant entrepreneurs in stimulating the local economy.

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Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety About Immigration

Report Author: 
Demetrios Papademetriou & Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety About Immigration

Papademetriou & Banulescu-Bogdan begin with the assumption that anxiety about immigration is not inevitable and that governments can take action to reduce it. They note that anxiety around immigration is a complex phenomenon and that it cannot be attributed to any single factor.

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Migration Policy Institute

Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Workshop Summary

Report Author: 
Joe Alper
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Workshop Summary

This "roundtable" discussion focused on important lessons, practical strategies, and opportunities for creating greater integration of health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services in the healthcare system.

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Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty

Report Author: 
Peter L. Markowitz
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Feb

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty asserts that "there are clear dangers in allowing a president to wield excessive prosecutorial discretion power."

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How Americans View Immigrants, and What They Want from Immigration Reform: Findings from the 2015 American Values Atlas

Report Author: 
Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Betsy Cooper, & Richard Lienesch
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Mar

How Americans View Immigrants, and What They Want from Immigration Reform: Findings from the 2015 American Values Atlas

The Public Religion Research Institute's 2015 American Values Atlas is based on interviews, conducted with a random sample of 42,000 American adults. The large sample size allows for analysis at the state and metropolitan level.

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