Research

The Immigration Act of 1990: Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

Report Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti & Stephen Yale-Loehr
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

The Immigration Act of 1990:  Unfinished Business a Quarter-Century Later

It has been more than a quarter century since the U.S. immigration system was last overhauled. The 1990 Immigration Act aimed to tilt the visa allocation system more toward answering the demands of the U.S. economy. Much of this paper is dedicated to reviewing changes made by the 1990 Immigration Act and assessing their effects.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Stronger Together: Immigrants, Refugees, and the Future of Texas

Report Author: 
Michael Kavate, Aryah Somers Landsberger, Daranee Petsod
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 May

Stronger Together: Immigrants, Refugees, and the Future of Texas

What role can foundations play in supporting the integration of immigrants? And why is immigrant integration an important goal, not only for foundations with a mission to serve immigrants but also for foundations with broader giving priorities, such as those working in the education, health, and civic participation areas?

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Other

Welcome to Akron: How Immigrants and Refugees are Contributing to Akron's Economic Growth

Report Author: 
Partnership for a New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Mar

Welcome to Akron: How Immigrants and Refugees are Contributing to Akron's Economic Growth

Welcome to Akron: How Immigrants and Refugees are Contributing to Akron's Economic Growth by the Partnership for a New American Economy argues that Akron's immigrants and refugees are "critical" to the city's future economic success.

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Other

Deportation without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families

Report Author: 
Lori A. Nessel & Farrin R. Anello
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jun

Deportation without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families

Deportation without Representation: The Access-to-Justice Crisis Facing New Jersey's Immigrant Families argues for an expansion of access to free and low-cost legal services for low- income New Jersey residents who are facing deportation proceedings.

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Source Organization: 
Seton Hall University School of Law

The Contributions of New Americans

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Aug

The Contributions of New Americans

As part of its "Reasons for Reform" campaign, the Partnership has produced 51 reports on the "Contributions of New Americans" in each of the states and the District of Columbia. Each report begins with a demographic overview, followed by a description of the role played by immigrant entrepreneurs in stimulating the local economy.

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Other

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety About Immigration

Report Author: 
Demetrios Papademetriou & Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety About Immigration

Papademetriou & Banulescu-Bogdan begin with the assumption that anxiety about immigration is not inevitable and that governments can take action to reduce it. They note that anxiety around immigration is a complex phenomenon and that it cannot be attributed to any single factor.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Workshop Summary

Report Author: 
Joe Alper
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jul

Integrating Health Literacy, Cultural Competence, and Language Access Services: Workshop Summary

This "roundtable" discussion focused on important lessons, practical strategies, and opportunities for creating greater integration of health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services in the healthcare system.

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Other

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty

Report Author: 
Peter L. Markowitz
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Feb

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty

Prosecutorial Discretion Power at its Zenith: The Power to Protect Liberty asserts that "there are clear dangers in allowing a president to wield excessive prosecutorial discretion power."

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Other

How Americans View Immigrants, and What They Want from Immigration Reform: Findings from the 2015 American Values Atlas

Report Author: 
Robert P. Jones, Daniel Cox, Betsy Cooper, & Richard Lienesch
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Mar

How Americans View Immigrants, and What They Want from Immigration Reform: Findings from the 2015 American Values Atlas

The Public Religion Research Institute's 2015 American Values Atlas is based on interviews, conducted with a random sample of 42,000 American adults. The large sample size allows for analysis at the state and metropolitan level.

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Other

Strangers as Neighbors Toolkit: One Parish One Community - A Guide for Engaging United States Catholic Congregations in Difficult Dialogues

Report Author: 
Jocelyn M. Boryczka & David Gudelunas
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Jan

Strangers as Neighbors Toolkit: One Parish One Community - A Guide for Engaging United States Catholic Congregations in Difficult Dialogues

The discussion of immigration reform within a faith-based framework can be a contentious issue because of the principle of the separation of Church and state.

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Other