Demographics

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

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.

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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

The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition

Report Author: 
Center for American Progress (CAP)
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition

"The Facts on Immigration Today: 2017 Edition" -- an update of an earlier CAP report from 2014 -- gives "the latest and most essential facts about immigrants and immigration reform in the nation today." The data cover the following broad topics: today's immigrant population, the demographics and political power of new Americans, immigrants and the econ

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Immigration a Demographic Lifeline in Midwestern Metros

Report Author: 
Rob Paral
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Immigration a Demographic Lifeline in Midwestern Metros

This paper, updating a 2014 report published by the Chicago Council, examines changing demographics in 46 metro areas in 12 Midwest states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. In these metro areas, population growth between 2000 and 2017 has been approximately half the national average.

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Other

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders

Report Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, & Jessica Bolter
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders

This paper calls attention to an organized effort on the part of the Trump administration to produce and disseminate data designed to stigmatize undocumented immigrants and to discredit those local governments providing "sanctuary" to them.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

A Portrait of Latino Fathers: Strengths and Challenges

Report Author: 
Elizabeth Karberg, Lina Guzman, Elizabeth Cook, Mindy Scott, and Natasha Cabrera
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Feb

A Portrait of Latino Fathers: Strengths and Challenges

Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth, this study examines a sample of Latino fathers ages 18 to 44 with biological children ages zero to 18.  The researchers find that Hispanic fathers possess many characteristics that are associated with higher levels of father involvement and child well-being.

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Other

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

Report Author: 
Pia M. Orrenius & Madeline Zavodny
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

Creating Cohesive, Coherent Immigration Policy

For anyone wanting a lesson in some of the contradictions apparent in U.S. immigration law, this article is a good starting point. Examples of these contradictions include:  trying to limit illegal immigration through strict border control while tolerating lax interior enforcement.

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Other
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