Virginia

The Contributions of New Americans in Virginia

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Aug

The Contributions of New Americans in Virginia

New American Economy has produced 51 reports on the contributions of new Americans in each of the states and the District of Columbia including the impact of immigrant entrepreneurship on local economies and estimates of the number of jobs that might be created locally from an increase in the availability of employment-based immigrant visas.

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Source Organization: 
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

Embracing Linguistic Diversity: The Role of Teacher Leaders in Building Seattle's Pipeline of International Schools

Report Author: 
Mariana Haynes
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Oct

Embracing Linguistic Diversity: The Role of Teacher Leaders in Building Seattle's Pipeline of International Schools

This report discusses why and how the U.S. education system needs to change in order to accommodate the increasing number of linguistically diverse students in America.

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Source Organization: 
Other

An Immigration Stimulus: The Economic Benefits of a Legalization Program for Unauthorized Immigrants

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

A central point of contention in the legislative debate over immigration reform is whether or not to create a pathway to legal status for all or most of the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.  

IPC Immigration Stimulus

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia’s Economy

Report Author: 
Sara Okos, Sookyung Oh and Michael Cassidy
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Oct

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia's Economy

Immigrants in Virginia are well educated, more prosperous than their counterparts nationally and more likely to be business owners than native-born Virginians, finds this study by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.  

Source Organization: 
Other

The Impact of Immigrants in Maryland

Report Author: 
Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Feb

The Impact of Immigrants in Maryland (click to view)

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Other

Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas and Cristina Batog
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

Unlike most of the foreign-born from Asia, those from Vietnam came to the United States mainly as refugees and asylum seekers from the mid-1970s onward. Today, the U.S. is home to about 1.1 million Vietnamese immigrants, making them the fifth-largest immigrant group.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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