Arizona

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.

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Other

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

Report Author: 
Karthick Ramakrishnan & Farah A. Ahmad
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

During the last decade, more immigrants came to the U.S. from Asia than from any other region of the world, including Latin America. However, as authors Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah A. Ahmad argue, data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are not easily available or presented in an accessible fashion.

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Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant Origin Children and Youth

Report Author: 
Carola Suarez-Orozco, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, & Vivian Tseng
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Feb

Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant Origin Children and Youth

Intersecting Inequalities summarizes what current research suggests are the six major risk factors confronting immigrant-origin youth: low levels of parental education and employment, poverty, recent arrival in the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Other

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

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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Source Organization: 
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

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations

Report Author: 
Neil G. Ruiz
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Aug

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations

The number of foreign students at U.S. universities has increased almost five-fold over the past decade and has simultaneously pumped billions of dollars into local economies.

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution
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