National

The Economic Benefits of Immigrant Authorization in California

Report Author: 
Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Jennifer Tran and Rhonda Ortiz
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

The Economic Benefits of Immigrant Authorization in California (click to view)

The Economic Benefits of Immigrant Authorization in California measures the benefits that would accrue to the state and the nation if the currently unauthorized Latino workforce in California were legalized.  

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

Back to the Future: The Impact of Legalization Then and Now

Report Author: 
Sherrie A. Kossoudji
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

While there are many facets to an intelligent immigration reform package, one thing is clear: legalization for undocumented immigrants helps all Americans. Most economists recognize that legalization has worked in the past. After a significant percentage of the undocumented population legalized under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), information on IRCA applicants was used to assess the legislation's impact.  

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Economic Progress via Legalization: Lessons from the Last Legalization Program

Report Author: 
Rob Paral and Associates with Madura Wijewardena and Walter Ewing (IPC)
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Nov

Economic Progress via Legalization

Economic Progress via Legalization: Lessons from the Last Legalization Program looks at the economic outcomes for beneficiaries of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986.  

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Legalize Who?: A Portrait of the 11 Million Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

In Congress' immigration debate, the central question is typically what to do about the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living and working in the United States (2012). The media often portrays this population as barely literate young men who pour over the southern border and live solitary lives rather than providing a nuanced understanding of who the 11 million really are: adults and children, mothers and fathers, homeowners and churchgoers who are invested in their communities.  

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Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Border Security: Moving Beyond Past Benchmarks

Report Author: 
Greg Chen and Su Kim
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

Border Security: Moving Beyond Past Benchmarks (click to view)

Despite the continued calls to use more resources to reach "operational control" of the border, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) finds that the border security benchmarks of the past immigration reform bills have been met or exceeded.  

Source Organization: 
Other

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia’s Economy

Report Author: 
Sara Okos, Sookyung Oh and Michael Cassidy
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Oct

Critical Assets: The State of Immigrants in Virginia's Economy

Immigrants in Virginia are well educated, more prosperous than their counterparts nationally and more likely to be business owners than native-born Virginians, finds this study by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.  

Source Organization: 
Other

U.S. Government, Heal Thyself: Immigration Restrictions and America's Growing Health Care Needs

Report Author: 
Stuart Anderson
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Nov

"U.S. Government, Heal Thyself: Immigration Restrictions and America's Growing Health Care Needs" (click to view)

This policy brief argues that the growing demand for health care services today and in the future necessitates a more efficient and adaptive immigration system to allow for foreign-born medical personnel to fill gaps in the U.S. health care delivery system.

Source Organization: 
Other

The Hidden American Immigration Consensus

Report Author: 
Jens Hainmueller and Daniel J. Hopkins
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Aug

"The Hidden American Immigration Consensus: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes Toward Immigrants" (click to view)

A large literature has examined the factors that influence immigration attitudes. Yet prior tests have considered only a few immigrant attributes at a time limiting their capacity to test several hypotheses simultaneously.

Source Organization: 
Other

Cities and Immigration: Local Policies for Immigrant-Friendly Cities

Report Author: 
Pablo Mitnik, Jessica Halpern-Finnerty and Matt Vidal
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Apr
Source Organization: 
Other

The 287(g) Program: A Flawed and Obsolete Method of Immigration Enforcement

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Nov

This fact sheet by the Immigration Policy Center provides an overview of how the 287(g) program works, as well as arguments raised by its critics.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

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