Education

Understanding "Canadian Exceptionalism" in Immigration and Pluralism Policy

Report Author: 
Irene Bloemraad
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jul

This paper explores why "Canada is far more open to, and optimistic about, immigration" than the United States and countries in Europe. Despite having the highest proportion of immigrants to total population of any other Western country (about 20 percent), public opinion polls suggest that Canada is a "striking outlier." As an example, about two-thirds of Canadians in 2010 said that the number of immigrants coming to Canada was "about right."

The author cites a number of reasons for these positive attitudes including:  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

California Immigrant Integration Scorecard

Report Author: 
Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, Vanessa Carter, Justin Scoggins and Anthony Perez
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Sep

California Immigrant Integration Scorecard (click to view report)

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

Aspiring Americans: Undocumented Youth Leaders in California

Report Author: 
Veronica Terriquez and Caitlin Patler
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Aspiring Americans: Undocumented Youth Leaders in California (click to view report)

Aspiring Americans report

This research brief highlights the experiences of undocumented youth in California—many of whom disproportionally experience economic and personal hardships.

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

The Search for Skills: Demand for H-1B Immigrant Workers in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Report Author: 
Neil G. Ruiz, Jill H. Wilson and Shyamali Choudhury
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jul

The Search for Skills H1B Demand

This timely analysis of the geography of H-1B visa requests reveals that demand for H-1B workers has fluctuated with economic and political cycles over the last decade and reflects a wide range of employers’ needs for high-skilled temporary workers.  

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

The Economic Impact of Immigration on St. Louis

Report Author: 
Jack Strauss
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Economic Impact of Immigrants on St. Louis

Full report: The Economic Impact of Immigration on St. Louis (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Other

The Rise of Asian Americans

Report Author: 
Pew Research Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Rise of Asian Americans

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center
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