Education

Second-Generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants

Report Author: 
Pew Research Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Second-Generation Americans: A Portrait of the Adult Children of Immigrants analyzes U.S. Census Bureau data to show that the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants are substantially better off than immigrants themselves. On key measures of socioeconomic attainment such as income, homeownership, economic success and educational attainment, these children of immigrants outpace their parents to levels comparable with native-born Americans.  

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

An Immigration Stimulus: The Economic Benefits of a Legalization Program for Unauthorized Immigrants

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

A central point of contention in the legislative debate over immigration reform is whether or not to create a pathway to legal status for all or most of the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.  

IPC Immigration Stimulus

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Economic Progress via Legalization: Lessons from the Last Legalization Program

Report Author: 
Rob Paral and Associates with Madura Wijewardena and Walter Ewing (IPC)
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Nov

Economic Progress via Legalization

Economic Progress via Legalization: Lessons from the Last Legalization Program looks at the economic outcomes for beneficiaries of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986.  

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Legalize Who?: A Portrait of the 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

In Congress' immigration debate, the central question is typically what to do about the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living and working in the United States (2012). The media often portrays this population as barely literate young men who pour over the southern border and live solitary lives rather than providing a nuanced understanding of who the 11 million really are: adults and children, mothers and fathers, homeowners and churchgoers who are invested in their communities.  

Report File: 
Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

The Economic Impact of the Mexico-California Relationship

Report Author: 
Jeronimo Cortina, Rodolfo de la Garza, Sandra Bejarano and Andrew Wainer
Original Date of Publication: 
2005 Aug

The Economic Impact of the Mexico-California Relationship (click for web version)  

Tomas Rivera - California Mexico

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia’s Economy

Report Author: 
Sara Okos, Sookyung Oh and Michael Cassidy
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Oct

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia's Economy

Immigrants in Virginia are well educated, more prosperous than their counterparts nationally and more likely to be business owners than native-born Virginians, finds this study by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.  

Source Organization: 
Other

College-Educated Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Qingqing Ji and Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

"College-Educated Immigrants in the United States" (click to view)

Contrary to a widely held view, immigrants in the United States have an expansive range of education levels with about one in three immigrants having obtained a college degree.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas: Changing Workforce and Family Demographics, Volume I

Report Author: 
Randy Capps, Kristen McCabe, Michael Fix and Ying Huang
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas: Changing Workforce and Family Demographics, Volume 1

A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas Changing Workforce and Family Demographics

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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