Research

Characteristics of the South American Born in the United States

Report Author: 
David Dixon and Julia Gelatt
Date of Publication: 
2006 May

Characteristics of the South American Born in the United States (click to view)

The South American-born make up a small proportion of both the overall foreign-born population and the Latin American-born population in the United States. However, the number of immigrants born in South America has grown rapidly over the past 30 years.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Revitalization

Report Author: 
Ramon Borges-Mendez, Michael Liu and Paul Watanabe
Date of Publication: 
2005 Dec

The major objective of these studies was to assess the impact that immigrant entrepreneurs have on the three neighborhoods. The immigrant entrepreneurs we encountered contribute to the economy and quality of life of the neighborhoods they serve in a number of ways.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

The Economic Impact of the Mexico-California Relationship

Report Author: 
Jeronimo Cortina, Rodolfo de la Garza, Sandra Bejarano and Andrew Wainer
Date of Publication: 
2005 Aug
Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

Lessons from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

Report Author: 
Betsy Cooper and Kevin O’Neil
Date of Publication: 
2005 Aug

Lessons from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (click to view)

The 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) was the first legislative attempt to address comprehensively unauthorized immigration. The bill included sanctions against employers for the hiring of undocumented migrants, more robust border enforcement and an expansive legalization program that was unprecedented. 

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics

Report Author: 
Jeffrey S. Passel
Date of Publication: 
2005 Jun
Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

Characteristics of the European Born in the United States

Report Author: 
David Dixon
Date of Publication: 
2005 Feb
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The Foreign-born Hmong in the United States

Report Author: 
Jennifer Yau
Date of Publication: 
2005 Jan

The Foreign-born Hmong in the United States (click to view)

The summer of 2004 marked the beginning of the latest refugee wave from the US Cold War involvement in Indochina. More than 15,000 Hmong refugees from Laos, who have spent years in Thailand, were being resettled in the U.S.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Between Hope and Hard Times: New York's Working Families in Economic Distress

Report Author: 
David J. Fischer, Tara Colton, Neil S. Kleiman and Karen Schimke
Date of Publication: 
2004 Nov

In this first-of-its-kind report, the Center for an Urban Future and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy explore the conditions and policy responses to low-income working families in the Empire State.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Dominican Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Elizabeth Grieco
Date of Publication: 
2004 Oct
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The Foreign-born from Canada in the United States

Report Author: 
Betsy Cooper and Elizabeth Grieco
Date of Publication: 
2004 Aug
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

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