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Beyond DACA - Defying Employer Sanctions Through Civil Disobedience

Report Author: 
Bill Ong Hing
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Dec

Described as a working draft, this paper lays out the case for employers to engage in civil disobedience by continuing to employ Dreamers, i.e. recipients of DACA, if and when their employment authorization expires (either because legal challenges to the revocation of DACA fail and/or Congress fails to find a legislative solution to the problem). The author is Bill Ong Hing, Professor of Law and Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco. Hing notes that hundreds of companies have already gone on record in support of the Dreamer cause.

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Dating out is intercultural: Experience and perceived parent disapproval by ethnicity and immigrant generation

Report Author: 
Sharon Shenhav, Belinda Campos and Wendy A. Goldberg
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Apr

While differences of opinion regarding dating often leads to conflict between parents and children, romantic relationships between individuals from different cultural groups (intercultural relationships) may be particularly fraught. Older generations are typically less approving of intercultural relationships than younger individuals. These intergenerational conflicts may be exacerbated in immigrant families, as intergroup relationships may be viewed as a threat to maintaining cultural traditions and ethnic identity.

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'I'm a different kind of biracial': How black/white biracial Americans with immigrant parents negotiate race

Report Author: 
Chandra D. L. Waring and Bandana Purkayastha
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

Immigrants are racialized upon their migration to the United States based on country of origin, race, and ethnicity. There is an increase of biracial and multiracial people migrating and being born to immigrants in the United States. This study qualitatively analyzed the experiences of biracial Black-White children with at least one immigrant parent. The authors found participants struggled to define race, were aware of the societally produced racial hierarchy, and struggled to maintain peer groups because of their non-binary identity.

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Loss of face, intergenerational family conflict, and depression among Asian American and European American college students

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Loss of face, intergenerational family conflict, and depression among Asian American and European American college students Zornitsa Kalibatseva, Frederick T.L. Leong, Eun Hye Ham, Brittany K. Lannert, Yang Chen Psychology
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jun

Intergenerational conflict and loss of face, or the damage to one's social image, status, and reputation, are significantly correlated to the development of depressive symptoms among Asian-American students. Asian cultures often use shame as a sanction for breaking societal expectations that might result in loss of face. The fear of shame may discourage Asian-American immigrants from seeking help for socially unaccepted issues (e.g. mental health).

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Immigration Data Matters

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova, Andriy Shymonyak, and Michelle Mittelstadt
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Mar

This report, which researchers may want to bookmark, contains a long list of easily accessible online data sources providing a broad range of information on the foreign-born and immigration, including demographic characteristics, English proficiency, health and health care access, labor force characteristics, annual immigration admissions, undocumented immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, temporary humanitarian statuses, immigration enforcement, state-based policies, public opinion about immigration and immigrants, and much more.

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Migration Policy Institute

Deconstructing the Invisible Wall: How Policy Changes by the Trump Administration Are Slowing and Restricting Legal Immigration

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American Immigrant Lawyers Association
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Mar

This paper takes a look at Trump administration policies and procedures that are slowing the pace of legal immigration and erecting an "invisible wall" even as construction of President Trump's desired physical wall has been delayed or derailed. The authors divide the administration's actions into six broad categories. One policy change involves additional burdens created by new "extreme vetting" policies. Another arises from new restrictions on temporary skilled worker programs.

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Socioeconomic Integration of U.S. Immigrant Groups over the Long Term: The Second Generation and Beyond

Report Author: 
Brian Duncan & Stephen J. Trejo
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Mar

Large-scale immigration raises questions about the social and economic progress of new arrivals, their U.S.-born children and the third generation. Some observers suggest that the sheer size and geographic concentration of recent immigration could hinder immigrants' social and economic integration. The authors of this paper examine some of the available data on this question, as well as methodological problems associated with the data. The Current Population Survey (CPS) has nativity questions about the respondent and her/his parents that may be used to assess generational change.

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What Works: Innovative Approaches to Improving Refugee Integration

Report Author: 
Silva Mathema
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Feb

The Trump administration has proposed funding cuts to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), which will destabilize the current infrastructure for resettling and integrating refugees.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Looking Past the Label: An Analysis of the Measures Underlying ‘Sanctuary Cities'

Report Author: 
James Rice
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Jan

One important premise underlying this study is that federal immigration law is "under-enforced" and that local law enforcement may serve as a "force multiplier," so long as the mission of local law enforcement is not compromised in the process. The author also argues that the term "sanctuary city" creates more confusion than clarity, as it encompasses a variety of measures each of which should be argued on its own merits.

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Filipino Immigrants in the United States (Updated from 2010)

Report Author: 
Jie Zong & Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Mar

Numbering more than 1.9 million, Filipinos are the fourth largest foreign-born group in the U.S. Utilizing data from the US Census Bureau's 2016 American Community Survey and other federal data sources, the Migration Policy Institute provides this update to its profile of Filipino Immigrants in the United States. The profile examines the geographic distribution of Filipinos by state and key cities, demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, categories of admission to the U.S., and remittance data.

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Migration Policy Institute

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