Demographics

Transatlantic Cooperation on Travelers' Data Processing: From Sorting Countries to Sorting Individuals

Report Author: 
Paul De Hert and Rocco Bellanova
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Mar

This report, the second in a joint project of MPI and the European University Institute examining US and European immigration systems, details the post-9/11 programs and agreements implemented by US and European governments to identify terrorists and serious transnational criminals through the collection and processing of increasing quantities of traveler data.

The report analyzes how governments, which once focused their screening primarily on a traveler's nationality ("sorting countries"), increasingly are examining personal characteristics ("sorting individuals").

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Source Organization: 
U.S. Census, Department of Commerce

Obstacles and Opportunities for Regional Cooperation: The US-Mexico Case

Report Author: 
Marc R. Rosenblum
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

 

US-Mexico relations on migration, dating back to the 1890s, have gone through several distinct phases: from an era of laissez faire policies to the Bracero Program, from a more unilateral US policy approach to Mexico's "policy of no policy" stance, and to the current post-9/11 enforcement focus.

This report traces the evolution of bilateral migration relations and offers some lessons for the US-Mexico relationship going forward. The history suggests that cooperation, while difficult, is not impossible and can offer benefits for both countries.

 

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Pay-to-Go Schemes and Other Noncoercive Return Programs: Is Scale Possible?

Report Author: 
Richard Black, Michael Collyer, Will Somerville
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

For decades, some immigrant-receiving countries have experimented with policies designed to encourage unauthorized immigrants to leave without the cost, legal barriers and political obstacles that result from removals or forced returns.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are they Integrating into Society?

Report Author: 
Tomas R. Jimenez
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

Sociologist Tomás Jiménez examines the integration of immigrants in the USA across five indicators: language proficiency, socioeconomic attainment, political participation, residential locale and social interaction with host communities. Jiménez finds the recent inflow of immigrants is integrating reasonably well—and learning English faster than ever before—almost entirely without the help of policy intervention.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2009

Report Author: 
Michael Hoefer, Nancy Rytina, and Bryan C. Baker
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Feb

DHS estimates that the unauthorized immigrant population living in the United States decreased to 10.8 million in January 2009 from 11.6 million in January 2008. Between 2000 and 2009, the unauthorized population grew by 27 percent. Of all unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in 2009, 63 percent entered before 2000, and 62 percent were from Mexico.

Source Organization: 
Department of Homeland Security

Essential to the Fight: Immigrants in the Military, Eight Years After 9/11

Report Author: 
Lt. Col. Margaret D. Stock
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Nov

This report highlights the critical role immigrants are playing in today's military. The report notes that without the contributions of immigrants, the military could not meet its recruiting goals and could not fill its need for foreign-language translators, interpreters and cultural experts.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Keeping Migrants Here: Recent Research Shows Unintended Consequences of U.S. Border Enforcement

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

 

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

American Roots in the Immigrant Experience

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Oct

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data on the Latino population of the United States that underscores the extent to which the immigrant experience is embedded in the social (and political) fabric of the United States. The political significance of these statistics is apparent in the most recent IPC Fact Check.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Current Population Survey Releases Data on 2008 Foreign-born Population

The U.S. Census has released new data on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2007 and 2008 from the Current Population Survey. This is National-level tabulations on this population group showing a wide range of characteristics including education, marital status, employment status, occupation and industry, earnings and poverty, and household type and tenure. Unique to this data set are tables that show the foreign-born population by these characteristics crossed by generation status (i.e., first, second or third).

Imagine all the people: Brazilian immigrants in Boston

Report Author: 
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

A profile of Brazilian immigrants in Boston

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Source Organization: 
Boston Redevelopment Authority
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