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New Americans: The Political and Economic Power of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State-by-State

Report Author: 
Immigrant Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jul

Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians account for large and growing shares of the U.S. economy and electorate. Overall, immigrants made up more than 12% of the U.S. population (or nearly 38 million people) in 2008, and more than 43% of them are naturalized U.S. citizens meaning they are eligible to vote. “New Americans”—immigrants and the children of immigrants—accounted for more than 8.6% (or 11.7 million people) of all registered U.S. voters in 2006.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

DREAM vs. Reality: An Analysis of Potential DREAM Act Beneficiaries

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Margie McHugh
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jul

from Migration Policy Institute and its U.S. immigration policy program

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2009

Report Author: 
Michael Hoefer, Nancy Rytina, and Bryan C. Baker
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Feb

DHS estimates that the unauthorized immigrant population living in the United States decreased to 10.8 million in January 2009 from 11.6 million in January 2008. Between 2000 and 2009, the unauthorized population grew by 27 percent. Of all unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in 2009, 63 percent entered before 2000, and 62 percent were from Mexico.

Source Organization: 
Department of Homeland Security

Essential to the Fight: Immigrants in the Military, Eight Years After 9/11

Report Author: 
Lt. Col. Margaret D. Stock
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Nov

This report highlights the critical role immigrants are playing in today's military. The report notes that without the contributions of immigrants, the military could not meet its recruiting goals and could not fill its need for foreign-language translators, interpreters and cultural experts.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Demographics: Low Skill Immigration

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

 

A policy brief that answers the questions, How many low-skilled immigrant workers are in the U.S. based on Census 2006 numbers

 

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Demographics: High Skill Immigration

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

 

A policy brief that answers the questions: How many high-skilled immigrant workers are in the U.S. based on Census 2006 data.

 

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

It's Tax Time! Immigrants and Taxes: Contributions to State and Federal Coffers

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

 

This IPC report brief finds that immigrants not only pay their own way in taxes, but play a hefty role in shoring up the teetering Social Security system, and provide a fiscal windfall to U.S. taxpayers by tending to come to the United States during their prime working years—after the costs of their education and upbringing have been borne by their home countries.

 

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

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
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