Education

Measuring Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

Report Author: 
Jacob L. Vigdor
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

Less noticeable economic and cultural differences between the foreign-born and native-born in the U.S. suggest a level of successful immigrant integration never before seen in U.S. history.

Source Organization: 
Other

Immigration in the United States: New Economic, Social, Political Landscapes with Legislative Reform on the Horizon

Report Author: 
Faye Hipsman and Doris Meissner
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

This article provides a sweeping portrait of U.S. immigration history,  with special attention to post-1965 developments, as well as a succinct but comprehensive overview of the U.S. immigration system. Topics covered include: family and employment-based immigration, refugee admissions, temporary visitors, unauthorized immigrants, immigration enforcement, citizenship, and immigrant integration. The authors also probe today's economic, social and political issues as they relate to proposed comprehensive immigration reform. In looking at U.S.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Conundrum of an Immigrant: Assimilation versus Cultural Preservation

Report Author: 
Joanna Diane Caytas
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

Noting that "the discourse about the cost and benefits of cultural diversity is intense" both in Europe and North America, this paper reviews the different approaches to diversity, including the traditional model of assimilation, multiculturalism in all its variations, hybrid models,  and structuralism. The author also examines the role of religion in identity formation, as well as the effects of intermarriage.

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Other

Thinking Regionally to Compete Globally: Leveraging Migration and Human Capital in the U.S., Mexico and Central America

Report Author: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Doris Meissner and Eleanor Sohnen
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 May

This is the final report of the Regional Migration Study Group, convened by the Migration Policy Institute and the Wilson Center. Scholars and public officials from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala participated in the project. The report depicts regional migration less as a problem to be managed and more as a resource to be developed to enhance the competitiveness of North America in the global economy.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

2013 Immigration and Workforce Study

Report Author: 
National Small Business Association
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

2013 Immigration and Workforce Study (click to view)

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Other

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.  

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center
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