Research

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

Korean Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Jie Zong & Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Koreans in the United States are considered to be one of the most successful immigrant groups due to their high socioeconomic standing. This report examines the demographics of the Korean immigrant population using Census, Department of Homeland Security and World Bank data. While Korean migration to the U.S. increased exponentially following the Immigration Act of 1965, which lifted previous restrictions on Asian migration, Korean immigration rates have leveled off recently due to improved economic conditions in South Korea.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Jie Zong
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Nov

A new study reveals that 25.9 million individuals in the United States were Limited English Proficient (LEP) in 2015, including roughly half of the foreign-born population of 43.3 million. In “Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States,” the Migration Policy Institute presents a profile of LEP individuals ages five and older using Census data from 1980-2015.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Unlocking Skills: Successful Initiatives for Integrating Foreign-Trained Immigrant Professionals

Report Author: 
Margie McHugh & Madeleine Morawski
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Nearly 2 million college-educated immigrants and refugees in the United States are not working in high-skill jobs despite years of education and work experience. This report examines program initiatives and policy reforms designed to reduce this waste of skill and economic potential. These innovations are drawn from the top finishers in the Migration Policy Institute's E Pluribus Unum Prize competition, which recognizes outstanding immigrant integration programs.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Building an Organizational Response to Health Disparities: A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards

Report Author: 
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Nov

Building an Organizational Response to Health Disparities: A Practical Guide to Implementing the National CLAS Standards

In 2013, the federal Office of Minority Health (OMH) issued the "enhanced" National CLAS Standards  (Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services) to guide health and health care organizations in their efforts to ensure health equity.

Source Organization: 
Other

Non-Citizens Are Not Voting. Here Are the Facts

Report Author: 
Wendy R. Weister & Douglas Keith
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Non-Citizens Are Not Voting. Here Are the Facts

According to this report from New York University's Brennan Center for Justice, an analysis of state prosecution records shows scant evidence of non-citizen voter fraud. The study identifies several reasons as to why non-citizen voting remains low, including the harsh penalties imposed by federal and state voting laws.

Source Organization: 
Other

Foundational Skills in the Service Sector: Understanding and addressing the impact of limited math, reading, and technology proficiency on workers and employers

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

Foundational Skills in the Service Sector: Understanding and addressing the impact of limited math, reading, and technology proficiency on workers and employers

"Foundational Skills in the Service Sector" reviews a recent assessment of the literacy, numeracy and digital problem-solving skills of workers in the service sector and proposes policy responses at the local, state and national level.

Source Organization: 
Other

Immigration and Public Safety

Report Author: 
Nazgol Ghandnoosh & Josh Rovner
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Immigration and Public Safety

According to the authors of this report, the impact of immigration on crime rates in the United States is a "well-examined field of study" which has produced "a rigorous body of research."  After summarizing this research, the authors conclude that President Donald Trump "has made demonstrably false claims associating immigrants with criminality." The report covers research in three areas:  immigrant crime rates compare

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Other