Research

Responding to Culture: Beyond Cultural Competence Training

Report Author: 
Rachel H. Voss-DeMeester, MPH, Kevin W. McCullough, MJ, Scott C. Cook, PhD., Mona El-Shamaa, MPH,, and Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Mar

Responding to Culture: Beyond Cultural Competence Training

While cultural competence training for health care professionals may increase awareness of cultural differences and of the need to address disparities in health outcomes, it is not enough to produce real results.

The Affordable Care Act & Mixed-Status Families: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Report Author: 
National Immigration Law Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Oct

The Affordable Care Act & Mixed-Status Families: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

National Immigration Law Center answers sixteen FAQs about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects mixed-status families in the U.S.

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience among Young Children of Immigrants

Report Author: 
Jennifer Van Hook, Nancy Landale, & Marianne Hillemeier
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jul

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience among Young Children of Immigrants

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health was written for a health policy symposium convened by MPI in January of 2013. The goal of the symposium was to frame the major policy and practice issues affecting children, birth through age 10, with immigrant parents.

Profiling the Eligible to Naturalize

Report Author: 
Manuel Pastor, Patrick Oakford & Hared Sanchez
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Nov

 

Profiling the Eligible to Naturalize  

Profiling the eligible to naturalize suggests that naturalization rates would improve substantially if fee waivers, currently available to those earning below 150 percent of the poverty level, were also available to those earning between 150 percent and 250 percent of the poverty line.  

 

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Report Author: 
Sasha Costanza-Chock
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Out of the shadows, into the streets examines the role of "media ecology" in the formation, organization, and development of the immigrant rights movement in the United States. 

Citizenship Matters: How Children of Immigrants Will Sway the Future of Politics

Report Author: 
Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Vanessa Carter & Jared Sanchez
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Jul

Citizenship Matters: How Children of Immigrants Will Sway the Future of Politics

Citizenship Matters assesses the long-term political consequences of a failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform. They argue that those who fear that a path to citizenship for the undocumented will be a path to defeat for the Republican Party are misguided in their thinking.

The Changing Face of the Nation: How Hispanic and Asian Voters Could Reshape the Electorate in Key States

Report Author: 
Partnership for a New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

The Changing Face of the Nation: How Hispanic and Asian Voters Could Reshape the Electorate in Key States

The authors of this study ask: who will replace the baby boomers in the American voting booth? As the older, largely white generation passes on, a major demographic shift will take place as 25.6 million Asian and Hispanic voters succeed them and in the process reshape future U.S. presidential elections.

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Does Immigration Increase Economic Growth?

Report Author: 
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Dec

Does Immigration Increase Economic Growth?

The author reviews the evidence on whether immigration helps or harms American workers. The consensus among economists is that increased immigration leads to higher economic growth and that immigrants complement rather than displace native-born workers.

Immigrants Working for U.S. Pharmaceuticals

Report Author: 
Shaun Michel and James Witte
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Aug

Immigrants Working for U.S. Pharmaceuticals

This paper analyzes the role of immigrants in the pharmaceutical industry and is the first in a series about the economic contributions of immigrants in key industries in the United States. In 2011, immigrants represented 13 percent of the U.S. population but accounted for 17 percent of the workforce in the pharmaceutical industry.