Civil Rights

All Work and No Pay: Day laborers, wage theft and workplace justice in New Jersey

Report Author: 
Immigrants' Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, School of Law, Seton Hall University
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

All Work and No Pay: Day laborers, wage theft and workplace justice in New Jersey 

Source Organization: 
Seton Hall University School of Law

Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community

Report Author: 
National League of Cities' Center for Research and Innovation
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

Public Safety Programs for the Immigrant Community 

This report provides short descriptions of model police outreach programs to immigrant populations in 17 U.S. cities of diverse size and location including contacts for additional information.

Source Organization: 
National League of Cities

When They Need Help the Most: Immigration Status and Access to Public Services

Report Author: 
Miren Uriarte and Philip Granberry
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Dec

Ending unauthorized immigration is at the heart of current federal initiatives in both immigration and social policy. The intertwining of these two areas of policy is nowhere clearer than in the 1996 passage of both the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), better known as Welfare Reform, and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA). Immigration status became a key point of differentiation in access to public benefits.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie: The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation in Arizona

Report Author: 
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda and Marshall Fitz
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Mar

Our national debate over urgently needed immigration reform is now careening through the USA, and nowhere is that debate more contentious than in Arizona, where the state's legislature sought to rid the state of undocumented immigrants with passage of S.B. 1070.

Report File: 
Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Debunking the Myth of "Sanctuary Cities": Community Policing Policies Protect American Communities

Report Author: 
Lynn Tramont
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

 

There is much confusion about the term "sanctuary city." The term is often used derisively by immigration opponents to blast what are best described as community policing policies. Critics claim that these cities and states provide "sanctuary" to undocumented immigrants, but research shows that the opposite is true.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Revitalizing the Golden State: What Legalization Over Deportation Could Mean to California and Los Angeles County

Report Author: 
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda and Marshall Fitz
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

 

California is home to 10 million immigrants, more than one-quarter of the state's population. Of those, 2.7 million are undocumented, and the majority have been living in the USA for more than 10 years. California's immigrant contributions to the Golden State cannot be overstated: from Cesar Chave (labor rights leader) to Sergei Brin (Google).

Report File: 
Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Structuring and Implementing an Immigrant Legalization Program: Registration as the First Step

Report Author: 
Donald M. Kerwin and Laureen Laglagaron
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Nov

While comprehensive immigration reform may have moved to the back burner, the US Congress and ruling administration eventually are likely to revisit legalization as a serious policy option.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

More than IRCA: US Legalization Programs and the Current Policy Debate

Report Author: 
Donald M. Kerwin
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Dec

Legalization is a policy option that has been used with some regularity by governments in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Notwithstanding the commonly held perception that the United States has had only one legalization – in 1986 – legalization has been an enduring and necessary feature of US immigration law and policy since the 1920s.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States: Reflections on Future Directions for Reform

Report Author: 
Harry J. Holzer
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

While broad consensus exists regarding the benefits of highly skilled immigration, the economic role of low-skilled immigrants remains in dispute. In this assessment of the research literature, the author makes an economics-based case for significant reform of the US immigration system.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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