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Meeting the Need? English Language Learners and Immigrant Adult Learners in the Illinois Adult Education System

Report Author: 
Rob Paral and Associates
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

 

Meeting the Need? English Language Learners and Immigrant Adult Learners in the Illinois Adult Education System (click for full report)

This report seeks to understand the special education needs of adult English language learners (ELLs) in the state of Illinois.

Source Organization: 
Other

Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women

Report Author: 
Susan Pearce, Elizabeth Clifford and Reena Tandon
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

When Americans picture an immigrant entrepreneur, they likely imagine a man who began the migration of his family later bringing his wife over to become a volunteer assistant in the shop. This image is straying farther and farther from reality as more women open their own enterprises. Yet the idea that immigrant women might be the owners and originators of some of our restaurants, motels, Silicon Valley hi-tech firms, local real-estate agencies or other entrepreneurial ventures has yet to become conventional wisdom.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Children of Immigrants: Growing National and State Diversity

Report Author: 
Karina Fortuny and Ajay Chaudry
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct

 

Children of Immigrants: Growing National and State Diversity (click to view)

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Other

Supporting Skilled Immigrants: A Toolkit for ESL Practitioners

Report Author: 
Global Talent Bridge
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Supporting Skilled Immigrants: A Toolkit for ESL Practitioners (click to view)

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Other

Limited English Proficient Individuals in the United States: Number, Share, Growth and Lniguistic Diversity

Report Author: 
Chhandasi Pandya, Jeanne Batalova and Margue McHugh
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

The number of U.S. residents who are deemed to be Limited English Proficient (LEP) has increased substantially in recent decades consistent with the growth of the U.S. foreign-born population. With LEP individuals now representing nine percent of the U.S. population, an increasing number of states and localities must grapple with issues of communication and English language learning.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigration for Innovation: How to Attract the World's Best Talent While Ensuring America Remains the Land of Opportunity for All

Report Author: 
Marshall Fitz
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jan

 

Immigration for Innovation (click to view)

The United States is a nation of immigrant entrepreneurs. Today, immigrants who come to the U.S. to study at our universities and then go to work at our leading companies contribute directly and immediately to our global economic competitiveness.

Source Organization: 
Other

The Changing Profile of Long Island's Economy: How U.S.-born workers have fared as immigration has grown

Report Author: 
Fiscal Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Nov

This report shows the big overall immigrant contribution to Long Island's economy not only stressing the diversity of immigrant jobs but also looking at whether immigrants are displacing U.S.-born workers or lowering wages.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute

Up for Grabs: The Gains and Prospects of First- and Second-generation Young Adults

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Youth and young adults from immigrant families today represent one in four people in the United States between the ages of 16 and 26 — up from one in five just 15 years ago. This population will assume a greater role as the US workforce ages, and how it fares in the classroom and in the workplace is of signal importance not just for these individuals but for the vibrancy of the overall US economy and local communities.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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