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From Anecdotes to Evidence: Setting the Record Straight on Immigrants and Crime

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Sep

 

A brief report. Anti-immigrant activists and politicians are fond of relying upon anecdotes to support their oft-repeated claim that immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, are dangerous criminals. While these kinds of arguments are emotionally powerful, they are intellectually dishonest. Numerous studies by independent researchers and government commissions over the past 100 years have consistently found that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than the native-born.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Record-Breaking Number of Immigrants Seek Integration, U.S. Citizenship

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Sep

A fact sheet. Citizenship Day is a day to recognize and celebrate all of the immigrants who have chosen to integrate fully and become U.S. citizens. While some fear that demographic shifts threaten American identity, research and experience have shown that today's immigrants integrate into American society just like generations of immigrants before them. Citizenship Day is a time to celebrate the many immigrants who have taken a step toward full integration and participation in U.S. civic life.

 

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Fewer Job Openings Equals Fewer Immigrants:Undocumented Immigration Slows Along With the U.S. Economy

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Oct

 

According to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States did not increase between 2007 and 2008, and may actually have fallen. These findings should come as no surprise given the current state of the economy.

 

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Keeping Migrants Here: Recent Research Shows Unintended Consequences of U.S. Border Enforcement

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

 

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Citizenship by the Numbers

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Sep

Citizenship Day (September 17) is an appropriate time to take stock of the growing number of U.S. citizens who are immigrants to this country—or who are the children of immigrants. Roughly one-in-seventeen U.S. citizens are foreign-born, and tens of millions of native-born U.S. citizens have immigrant parents. This demographic reality has important political ramifications. A rising share of the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

American Roots in the Immigrant Experience

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Oct

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data on the Latino population of the United States that underscores the extent to which the immigrant experience is embedded in the social (and political) fabric of the United States. The political significance of these statistics is apparent in the most recent IPC Fact Check.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Current Population Survey Releases Data on 2008 Foreign-born Population

The U.S. Census has released new data on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2007 and 2008 from the Current Population Survey. This is National-level tabulations on this population group showing a wide range of characteristics including education, marital status, employment status, occupation and industry, earnings and poverty, and household type and tenure. Unique to this data set are tables that show the foreign-born population by these characteristics crossed by generation status (i.e., first, second or third).

Immigration and the Macroeconomy

Report Author: 
Federico S. Mandelman and Andrei Zlate
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Nov

We analyze the dynamics of labor migration and the insurance role of remittances in a twocountry,real business cycle framework. Emigration increases with the expected stream of future wagegains but is dampened by the sunk cost reflecting border enforcement. During booms in the destinationeconomy, the scarcity of established immigrants lessens capital accumulation, labor productivity, and thenative wage. The welfare gain from the inflow of unskilled labor increases with the complementarity

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Source Organization: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Growth in the Foreign-Born Workforce and Employment of the Native Born

Report Author: 
Rakesh Kochhar
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

Rapid increases in the foreign-born population at the state level are not associated with negative effects on the employment of native-born workers, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center that examines data during the boom years of the 1990s and the downturn and recovery since 2000.

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center
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