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Chinese Immigration in the United States

Report Author: 
Kate Hooper and Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jan

Chinese Immigration in the United States

Chinese immigrants to the U.S. tend to be more highly educated and earn higher wages than both their native-born and foreign-born counterparts. This is one of the findings of "Chinese Immigrants in the United States," a brief by the Migration Policy Institute.

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

Report Author: 
Karthick Ramakrishnan & Farah A. Ahmad
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

During the last decade, more immigrants came to the U.S. from Asia than from any other region of the world, including Latin America. However, as authors Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah A. Ahmad argue, data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are not easily available or presented in an accessible fashion.

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Reimagining the Midwest: Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership

Report Author: 
Juliana Kerr, Paul McDaniel, Melissa Guinan
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Reimagining the Midwest:  Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership

In the face of federal inaction on immigration policy, city, state and regional leaders in the Midwest are implementing measures to encourage economic growth and build stronger communities by integrating immigrants.

Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development

Report Author: 
Paul McDaniel
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Jan

Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development

Several areas of the country are seeking to attract immigrants and to foster their economic integration as part of a new strategy to spur economic growth and stem population decline.

Undocumented Immigrants' State and Local Tax Contributions

Report Author: 
Matthew Gardner, Sebastian Johnson, & Meg Wiehe
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

Undocumented Immigrants' State and Local Tax Contributions

New data on unauthorized immigrants as taxpayers demonstrate how some immigration reform policies will affect tax revenue for state and local governments.

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2015 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity: National Trends

Report Author: 
Robert W. Fairlie, Arnobio Morelix, E.J. Reedy, & Joshua Russell
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jun

2015 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity: National Trends

Immigrants now account for 28.5 percent of all new entrepreneurs in the United States and are almost twice as likely than the native-born to become entrepreneurs (0.52 percent for the foreign-born vs. 0.27 percent for the native-born).

Hispanic Immigration and US Economic Growth

Report Author: 
IHS Economics
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Feb

Hispanic Immigration and US Economic Growth   

The growth rate of the U.S. economy's labor force will decrease to around 0.6 percent per year from 2020 to 2034 as Baby Boomers continue to retire in large numbers.

Ideas that Innovate: State and Local Policies

Report Author: 
WE Global Network
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

Ideas that Innovate: State and Local Policies

An increasing number of Rust Belt communities are introducing new initiatives to capitalize on the immigrant contributions to local economic growth and prosperity.

High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

This paper serves as a short primer on the H-1B visa program and relies on data and analyses from sources such as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and The Brookings Institution to "debunk the most prevalent myths" about the program.  

Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities

Report Author: 
USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, The Center for Popular Democracy, and The National Partnership for New Americans
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities

Citizenship: A wise investment for cities represents the first stage in what will be an ongoing research effort by Cities for Citizenship (C4C), a collaborative project co-chaired by the mayors of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, to promote the naturalization of recent immigrants.

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