Texas

The Evolving and Diversifying Nature of Migration to the U.S.-Mexican Border

Report Author: 
Jessica Bolter
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Due to historically low levels of Mexican migration in recent years, unauthorized migrants through the southern border are now more likely to come from Central American countries, such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, as well as from countries in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa. This article argues that policy changes are necessary given the growing diversity of arrivals.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

Report Author: 
Pia M. Orrenius & Madeline Zavodny
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

For anyone wanting a lesson in some of the contradictions apparent in U.S. immigration law, this article is a good starting point. Examples of these contradictions include:  trying to limit illegal immigration through strict border control while tolerating lax interior enforcement.

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Other

The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million

Report Author: 
Robert Warren & Donald Kerwin
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

The 2,000 Mile Wall in Search of a Purpose: Since 2007 Visa Overstays have Outnumbered Undocumented Border Crossers by a Half Million

Not only are "visa overstays," i.e. people who entered on valid visas but remained beyond their period of authorized stay, a growing portion of the undocumented population (42 percent of the total undocumented population in 2014), they now constitute the majority of all new undocumented people, e.g.

Source Organization: 
Other

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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Source Organization: 
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?

Source Organization: 
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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