Research

Talking Jobs: Lesson's from ENB's 2016 ESOL Student Employment Survey

Report Author: 
English for New Bostonians
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Oct

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are a critical investment in immigrants' success in America. The study Talking Jobs: Lessons from ENB's 2016 ESOL Student Employment Survey from English for New Bostonians examines a survey of 1,463 adult students in 39 MA ESOL programs. Survey respondents are primarily involved in four main employment sectors: accommodation and food services, retail trade, healthcare and social assistance and other services such as facilities support.

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From Struggle to Resilience: The Economic Impact of Refugees in America

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jun

This study provides insight into a small and often misunderstood segment of the foreign-born population. While much of the political rhetoric describes what refugees cost the United States in the first eight months of their stay—the short period when they receive government resettlement assistance—this report clearly demonstrates the strong upward trajectory experienced by many refugee families in the country long term.

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Providing driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants in California improves traffic safety

Report Author: 
Hans Luedersa, Jens Hainmuellera and Duncan Lawrence
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Nov

This paper presents an analysis of the impact of a law passed in California (AB60) providing driver's licenses to unauthorized immigrants.

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Providing Immigrants A Springboard into the Workforce

Report Author: 
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

Portland Community College (PCC), in Portland, Oregon, is a state leader in developing and implementing integrated education and training programs. The college’s innovative Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Career Pathways program offers nonnative English speakers, immigrants, GED students, and developmental education students an accelerated path to build their academic, language, and job skills concurrently. Students take a contextualized academic skill-building support course in tandem with their college classes to earn a Career Pathways credential, usually in just 6 to 9 months.

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National Interests and Common Ground in the US Immigration Debate: How to Legalize the US Immigration System and Permanently Reduce Its Undocumented Population

Report Author: 
Donald Kerwin, Robert Warren
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jul

The conventional wisdom holds that the only point of consensus in the fractious US immigration debate is that the system is broken. Yet, the US public has consistently expressed a desire for a legal and orderly immigration system that serves compelling national interests. This paper describes how to create such a system.

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Beyond Economics: Fears of Cultural Displacement Pushed the White Working Class to Trump

Report Author: 
Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Rachel Lienesch, Robert P. Jones, Ph.D
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 May

The white working class voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by a margin of roughly two to one. To illuminate the characteristics, attitudes and experiences that were most significant in predicting white working-class voters' support for Trump, researchers at the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) tested a variety of demographic, cultural and economic factors before and after the election that may have influenced these voters.

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Practicing Cultural Humility

Report Author: 
Sidney Shaw
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Dec

This paper endorses a revision to the Multicultural Counseling Competencies (MCCs) model, which has been a foundational document in the counseling profession for several decades. The chief flaw in the model, according to Shaw, is the "self-assessment bias" of the counselor, who typically overrates his/her abilities in relating to clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Although the insights of MCC remain valid, they need to be supplemented with what the author calls Multicultural Orientation (MCO).

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The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in North Carolina: Perspectives from Immigrants and Community-Based Organizations

Report Author: 
Hannah Gill and Sara Peña
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides work authorization and a two-year reprieve for some young, undocumented immigrants, affects both the individual granted the reprieve and the broader economy. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in North Carolina: Perspectives from Immigrants and Community-Based Organizations examines the impact of the program in the state with the highest application rate for the first two years of DACA’s existence.

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Collaborations with Libraries Offer New Learning Opportunities for Immigrants

Report Author: 
The Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative, World Education
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

This factsheet summarizes the key lessons learned from the "Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative" of World Education, funded by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) of the Department of Education.It focuses on projects involving public library systems and adult education programs. The factsheet describes three communities that implemented model projects illustrative of each type of collaboration.

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Workforce Collaborations Build a System of Supports for Immigrants

Report Author: 
The Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative, World Education
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Jan

This factsheet summarizes the key lessons learned from the "Networks for Integrating New Americans Initiative" of World Education, funded by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) of the Department of Education. It focuses on projects involving workforce development agencies and adult education programs. The factsheet describes three communities that implemented model projects illustrative of each type of collaboration.

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