Research

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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The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement

Report Author: 
Danyelle Solomon, Tom Jawetz, & Sanam Malik
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement

"The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement" briefly discusses the costs that local jurisdictions may incur if, in the face of threats by the Trump administration, they adopt policies to assist the federal government in immigration enforcement.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

A Path to Public Safety: The Legal Questions around Immigration Detainers

Report Author: 
Laurence Benenson
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

A Path to Public Safety: The Legal Questions around Immigration Detainers

In recent years, there has been a heated debate on the cooperation between the federal government and local jurisdictions on immigration enforcement. Local jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement have come under attack from the Trump administration and some members of Congress.

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“Sanctuary” Policies: An Overview

Report Author: 
American Immigration Council
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

“Sanctuary” Policies: An Overview

Although there is no one definition of "sanctuary policies," they cover a variety of laws or guidelines that limit the participation of state or local governments in federal immigration law enforcement. This brief from the American Immigration Council clarifies what jurisdictions with sanctuary policies can and cannot do, without running afoul of federal law or compromising their law enforcement function.

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Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

Report Author: 
Michelangelo Landgrave and Alex Nowrasteh
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Criminal Immigrants: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

This paper uses the U.S. Census's 2014 American Community Survey data to determine incarceration rates of immigrants aged 18 to 54 compared to the native-born. The researchers use common statistical methods to estimate the number incarcerated foreign-born individuals who are undocumented immigrants.

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Keeping Families Together: Why All Americans Should Care About What Happens to Unauthorized Immigrants

Report Author: 
Silva Mathema
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Keeping Families Together: Why All Americans Should Care About What Happens to Unauthorized Immigrants

More than eight million U.S. citizens have at least one undocumented family member in their household. This report examines the effects of policies targeting undocumented immigrants on millions of American citizens. This study uses the 2010-2014 American Community Survey to estimate the number of family members of unauthorized immigrants.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Family Stability and Instability among Low-Income Hispanic Mothers with Young Children

Report Author: 
Elizabeth Karberg, Natasha Cabrera, Jay Fagan, Mindy E. Scott, and Lina Guzman
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Family Stability and Instability among Low-Income Hispanic Mothers with Young Children

Early experiences of young children in Latino families vary greatly from the experiences of children in white and black families.

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Other

Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market

The demand for bilingual workers in the U.S. increased dramatically from 2010 to 2015: online bilingual job postings increased from around 240,000 in 2010 to roughly 630,000 in 2015. This report from New American Economy investigates the growing demand for bilingual workers and what can be done to help both U.S.- and foreign-born workers access these high-demand jobs.

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Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream

Report Author: 
Alex Nowrasteh and Sam Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream

Using data from the biennial General Social Survey conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, CATO researchers find that immigrant political opinion, especially for naturalized immigrants and later generations of immigrants, does not differ substantially from native political opinion, both in terms of political party affiliation and views on contemporary political and social issues, such as government spending on welf

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