Human Services

Immigrants and the Current Economic Crisis

Report Author: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Aaron Terrazas
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jan

As the nation sinks into a recession that may be the worst since the Great Depression, the economic crisis raises fundamental questions about future immigration flows to and from the United States and how current and prospective immigrants will fare.

This report, a research product of MPI's new Labor Markets Initiative, examines how the number of immigrants has changed since the recession began; how legal and illegal immigration flows may change; and how immigrants fare in the labor market during downturns.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

DHS and Immigration: Taking Stock and Correcting Course

Report Author: 
Doris Meissner and Donald Kerwin
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Feb

Nearly six years after the federal immigration bureaucracy was dismantled and rebuilt to meet the heightened security imperatives of the post-9/11 era, the arrival of new executive branch leadership offers the singular opportunity to take stock and provide a clear-eyed assessment of the performance of the three immigration agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Report Author: 
Doris Meissner
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

Testimony of Doris Meissner, Director of MPI's US Immigration Policy Program, before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, at its hearing: "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?" April 30, 2009.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Sixth Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference

Report Author: 
Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Georgetown University Law Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

Sixth Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The Economics and Policy of Illegal Immigration in the United States

Report Author: 
Gordon H. Hanson
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Dec

Illegal immigration's overall impact on the US economy is negligible, despite clear benefits for employers and unauthorized immigrants and slightly depressed wages for low-skilled native workers. This is the finding according to Professor of Economics Gordon Hanson of the University of California, San Diego, and the Migration Policy Institute's Labor Markets Initiative.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Protection through Integration: The Mexican Government's Efforts to Aid Migrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Laureen Laglagaron
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

Immigrant integration remains largely an afterthought in U.S. immigration policy discussions and the country's integration policies remain chronically underfunded and limited in scope. Local and informal actors such as families and community-based organizations have historically taken on this responsibility.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

A Program in Flux: New Priorities and Implementation Challenges for 287(g)

Report Author: 
Cristina Rodríguez, Muzaffar Chishti, Randy Capps and Laura St. John
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Mar

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws has generated considerable controversy in public policy circles in recent years particularly with respect to the Section 287(g) program. The Obama administration is reforming the program with a new standardized memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will govern all future Section 287(g) collaborations.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children

Report Author: 
George J. Borjas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

The Physical and Psychological Well-Being of Immigrant Children

Report Author: 
Krista M. Perreira India J. Ornelas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

 

The Physical and Psychological Well-Being of Immigrant Children (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families

Report Author: 
Sandy Baum and Stella M. Flores
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families (click to view)

The increasing role that immigrants and their children, especially those from Latin America, are playing in American society, the authors argue, makes it essential that as many young newcomers as possible enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center
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