Florida

How are Refugees Faring: Integration at U.S. and State Levels

Report Author: 
Michael Fix, Kate Hoper, and Jie Zong
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jun

This study looks at the educational and economic outcomes of five refugee communities (Vietnamese, Cuban, Russian, Iraqi and Burmese) in four states (California, Florida, New York and Texas).  The key question is whether the location of refugee resettlement has a significant impact on refugee integration.  This has been described as “the lottery effect” – the idea that refugees’ lives are impacted by being placed in locales with very different labor markets, costs of living and social safety nets.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

From Parent to Child? Transmission of Educational Attainment Within Immigrant Families: Methodological Considerations

Report Author: 
Renee Reichl Luthra & Thomas Soehl
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Mar

From Parent to Child? Transmission of Educational Attainment Within Immigrant Families: Methodological Considerations

Children of immigrants comprise more than 20 percent of the U.S. population under the age of 18.

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Other

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergon-Shilcock & James Witte
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Oct

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

Steps to Success provides a "first-of-its-kind" analysis of the experiences of college-educated immigrants who earned their degrees abroad.  

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Other

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population is Foreign Born

Report Author: 
MONICA ANDERSON
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

A Rising Share of the U.S. Black Population is Foreign Born

Since 2000, the foreign-born black population in the U.S. has increased by 56 percent, going from more than 2.4 million to nearly 3.8 million.

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Other

Protecting Minority Voters: Our Work is Not Done

Report Author: 
Tova Wang
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Protecting Minority Voters: Our Work is Not Done

After conducting 25 regional or state-based hearings to gauge the extent of voting rights violations in states and communities, the NCVR compiled Protecting Minority Voters: Our work is not done to share its findings.

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Source Organization: 
Other

Children Fleeing Central America: Stories from the Front Lines in Florida

Report Author: 
Cheryl Little
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Aug

Children Fleeing Central America: Stories from the Front Lines in Florida

Since 2009, thousands of unaccompanied children in the "Northern Triangle" - Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador - have fled their homes in search of a better life in the United States.

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Other

Investing in English Skills: The Limited English Proficient Workforce in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Report Author: 
Jill H. Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Investing in English Skills: The Limited English Proficient Workforce in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

In this report, author Jill H. Wilson utilizes 2012 American Community Survey data to examine the Limited English Proficient (LEP) population in the U.S. and the metropolitan areas where they reside.

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Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: A Guide for Community Colleges

Report Author: 
Alexandra Lowe
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: A Guide for Community Colleges

Foreign-educated immigrants, i.e. immigrants with college degrees or credits from their home country, often lack the knowledge and resources needed to obtain a job worthy of their educational accomplishments.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future
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