Research

Immigration Myths and Facts

Report Author: 
US Chamber of Commerce
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

In an effort to counteract misinformation about the impact of immigration on American society, the U.S. Chamber's Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Division prepared this pamphlet to "refute seven of the most common myths about immigrants coming to our country." The pamphlet "summarize[s] the facts on the relationship of immigrants to Jobs, Wages, Taxes, Population, Crime, Integration and Welfare." The Chamber's review "shows that immigrants significantly benefit the U.S. economy by creating new jobs, and complementing the skills of the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Eight Policies to Boost the Economic Contribution of Employment-based Immigration

Report Author: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Madeleine Sumptio
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jun

The authors contend "that successful economic-stream immigration systems are transparent and flexible, create predictable outcomes and remain open to constant adaptation and experimentation." In order for immigration to be a "powerful tool for supporting a country's economic growth and prosperity,"  the following policies should be implemented:

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community

Report Author: 
National League of Cities' Center for Research and Innovation
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community 

This report provides short descriptions of model police outreach programs to immigrant populations in 17 U.S. cities of diverse size and location including contacts for additional information.

Source Organization: 
National League of Cities

A Thousand Cuts

Report Author: 
David Jason Fischer and John Twomey
Original Date of Publication: 
2007 Feb

This report by the Center and New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, Inc. (NYATEP) finds that now, more than ever, New York needs a strong workforce development system--but declining funds and uncoordinated programs are obstacles to progress.

Report File: 
Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Reviving the Middle Class Dream in New York City

Report Author: 
Jonathan Bowles, Joel Kotkin and David Giles
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Feb

This major report by the Center for an Urban Future concludes that New York's longstanding legacy as a place that both sustained a large middle class and elevated countless people from poorer backgrounds into the middle class is now in serious jeopardy.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Closing the Skills Gap

Report Author: 
David Fischer and Jeremy Reiss
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

This report, jointly published by Center for an Urban Future and the Community Service Society, finds that New York City faces a human capital crisis that could threaten the city's long-term economic competitiveness while relegating countless residents to low-wage jobs. It shows that an alarming number of New Yorkers now lack the skills and educational credentials to compete in today's economy and warns that the problem will only get worse in the years ahead. The report calls for a comprehensive campaign to develop the skills of New York's population.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

An Action Agenda for ESOL

Report Author: 
Center for an Urban Future and Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Mar

This concept paper written by the Center for an Urban Future and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy includes eight recommendations for supporting and strengthening the state's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. The action agenda, which was endorsed by an unusual coalition of the state's leading business groups, immigrant advocates, literacy providers and workforce training professionals, calls on New York policymakers to guarantee level funding for state-run ESOL programs even in this difficult fiscal environment.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future