Civil Rights

BREAKING THE BARRIERS: The Promise of Citizenship for Los Angeles County

Report Author: 
Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Jared Sanchez, and Rhonda Ortiz
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 May

BREAKING THE BARRIERS: The Promise of Citizenship for Los Angeles County

Naturalization brings economic and civic benefits, and Los Angeles County is in a unique position to realize those gains with nearly one-tenth of the nation’s eligible-to-naturalize adults.

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

How For-profit Companies Are Driving Immigrant Detention Policies

Report Author: 
Sharita Gruberg
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Dec

How For-profit Companies Are Driving Immigrant Detention Policies

Since 2005, revenues for the two biggest for-profit prison companies (Corrections Corporation of America and Geo Group, Inc.) have doubled.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

The US Eligible-to-Naturalize Population: Detailed Social and Economic Characteristics

Report Author: 
Robert Warren & Donald Kerwin
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Oct

The US Eligible-to-Naturalize Population: Detailed Social and Economic Characteristics

Naturalization is crucial to fully integrating immigrants into U.S. society, yet from 2006 to 2009 only 69 percent of immigrants who were eligible to be naturalized had done so.

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Other

Immigrants and African Americans

Report Author: 
Mary C. Waters, Philip Kasinitz, and Asad L. Asad
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Jun

Immigrants and African Americans

The report examines how recent immigration to the United States has affected African Americans. The authors reviewed the research on the growing diversity within the black population, driven largely by the presence of black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa.

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Other

Residential Segregation: A Transatlantic Analysis

Report Author: 
John Iceland
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Residential Segregation: A Transatlantic Analysis

The Transatlantic Council commissioned research for this paper in connection with its 11th plenary meeting in November of 2013.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Policing Wage Theft in the Day Labor Market

Report Author: 
Stephen Lee
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Nov

Policing Wage Theft in the Day Labor Market

In recent years, workers' right advocates have pushed for the criminalization of wage theft, i.e. the nonpayment of wages for work already performed. They have convinced a number of state and local governments to pass laws imposing hefty fines and the possibility of imprisonment for engaging in it.

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Other

Protecting Minority Voters: Our Work is Not Done

Report Author: 
Tova Wang
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Protecting Minority Voters: Our Work is Not Done

After conducting 25 regional or state-based hearings to gauge the extent of voting rights violations in states and communities, the NCVR compiled Protecting Minority Voters: Our work is not done to share its findings.

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Other

Children Fleeing Central America: Stories from the Front Lines in Florida

Report Author: 
Cheryl Little
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Aug

Children Fleeing Central America: Stories from the Front Lines in Florida

Since 2009, thousands of unaccompanied children in the "Northern Triangle" - Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador - have fled their homes in search of a better life in the United States.

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Other

"You Don't Have Rights Here" US Border Screening and Returns of Central Americans to Risk of Serious Harm

Report Author: 
Clara Long
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

"You Don't Have Rights Here" US Border Screening and Returns of Central Americans to Risk of Serious Harm

For this report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) collected data from more than 683,000 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehensions between 2011 and 2012 and interviewed 35 Central American migrants in 2014 who had recently been deported to Honduras or who were in US detention.  

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Other
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