Texas

The Contributions of New Americans in Texas

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

The Contributions of New Americans in Texas

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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Other

Stronger Together: Immigrants, Refugees, and the Future of Texas

Report Author: 
Michael Kavate, Aryah Somers Landsberger, Daranee Petsod
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 May

Stronger Together: Immigrants, Refugees, and the Future of Texas

What role can foundations play in supporting the integration of immigrants? And why is immigrant integration an important goal, not only for foundations with a mission to serve immigrants but also for foundations with broader giving priorities, such as those working in the education, health, and civic participation areas?

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Other

How For-profit Companies Are Driving Immigrant Detention Policies

Report Author: 
Sharita Gruberg
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Dec

How For-profit Companies Are Driving Immigrant Detention Policies

Since 2005, revenues for the two biggest for-profit prison companies (Corrections Corporation of America and Geo Group, Inc.) have doubled.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Creating Conditions to Support Healthy People: State Policies that Affect the Health of Undocumented Immigrants and their Families

Report Author: 
Michael A. Rodríguez, Maria-Elena Young, & Steven P. Wallace
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

Creating Conditions to Support Healthy People: State Policies that Affect the Health of Undocumented Immigrants and their Families

Creating Conditions to Support Healthy People attempts to rank states according to their record in promoting the health of undocumented immigrants.

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Other

Share of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers in Production, Construction Jobs Falls Since 2007: In States, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Construction are Top Industries

Report Author: 
JEFFREY S. PASSEL AND D’VERA COHN
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Mar

Share of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers in Production, Construction Jobs Falls Since 2007

Analyzing data from the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey, Share of Unauthorized Immigrant Workers in Production examines the unauthorized immigrant workforce by occupation and industry, with particular attention to changes since the Great Recession o

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

This paper serves as a short primer on the H-1B visa program and relies on data and analyses from sources such as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and The Brookings Institution to "debunk the most prevalent myths" about the program.  

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Other

Migrant Labour in the United States: Working Beneath the Floor for Free Labour?

Report Author: 
Maria Linda Ontiveros
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Migrant Labour in the United States: Working Beneath the Floor for Free Labour?

Migrant Labour in the United States: Working Beneath the Floor for Free Labour argues that the treatment of migrant labor in the United States violates prohibitions against slavery and involuntary servitude found in the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Policing Wage Theft in the Day Labor Market

Report Author: 
Stephen Lee
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Nov

Policing Wage Theft in the Day Labor Market

In recent years, workers' right advocates have pushed for the criminalization of wage theft, i.e. the nonpayment of wages for work already performed. They have convinced a number of state and local governments to pass laws imposing hefty fines and the possibility of imprisonment for engaging in it.

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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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