Demographics

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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Immigration Reform and the Possibility of Black-Brown Coalitions among America's Youth

Report Author: 
Jon C. Rogowski
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Sep

Young people in the U.S. — particularly young people of color — are supportive of comprehensive immigration reform according to this survey from the Chicago-based Black Youth Project. But while young people of color were generally supportive of immigration reform they often had varying ideas of how immigration is changing the country's landscape. In an online survey that was conducted in both English and Spanish among 1,500 respondents between 18 and 29, the possibilities and challenges of building Black-Brown political alliances were made clear. The study's key findings include:

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Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants

Report Author: 
New York Immigration Coalition, Empire Justice Center and NYS Health Foundation
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Maximizing Health Care Reform for New York's Immigrants contains a set of recommendations on how New York can maximize the inclusion of immigrants in health care reform. The authors also devote special attention to immigrants left out of federal reform. The paper is divided into five major sections: eligibility of non-citizens to participate in New York's Health Benefit Exchange; documentation and verification requirements; marketing and outreach to immigrant communities; community input and monitoring; and maintaining safety net services for the residual uninsured population.

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Other

Going to the Back of the Line: A Primer on Lines, Visa Categories and Wait Times

Report Author: 
Claire Bergeron
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

The concept of an immigration "line" has been a contentious point in the immigration reform debate. This brief, "Going to the Back of the Line:  A Primer on Lines, Visa Categories and Wait Times," examines the family- and employment-based immigration channels to dispel the myth of a single immigration line. The author outlines the current visa categories for family and employment and their annual caps and describes the two-step application and approval processes for legal permanent residence (LPR).

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigration in the United States: New Economic, Social, Political Landscapes with Legislative Reform on the Horizon

Report Author: 
Faye Hipsman and Doris Meissner
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Apr

This article provides a sweeping portrait of U.S. immigration history,  with special attention to post-1965 developments, as well as a succinct but comprehensive overview of the U.S. immigration system. Topics covered include: family and employment-based immigration, refugee admissions, temporary visitors, unauthorized immigrants, immigration enforcement, citizenship, and immigrant integration. The authors also probe today's economic, social and political issues as they relate to proposed comprehensive immigration reform. In looking at U.S.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Multiplying Diversity: Family Unification and the Regional Origins of Late-Age Immigrants, 1981-2009

Report Author: 
Stacie Carr and Marta Tienda
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Mar

This paper seeks to explain how the "seemingly benign" provisions of the 1965 Amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act led to an unintended "surge of immigration from Asia" and "aggravated population aging by adding parents of U.S. citizens to the uncapped family relatives category." The authors argue that Congress made a "gross miscalculation" of the impacts of the 1965 amendments, believing that the family reunification categories would tend to favor immigrants of European background.

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Other

What Makes the Family Special?

Report Author: 
Kerry Abrams
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jan

As Congress debates future immigrant admission criteria, this paper makes the case for the continuation of family-based immigration.

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Other

Thinking Regionally to Compete Globally: Leveraging Migration and Human Capital in the U.S., Mexico and Central America

Report Author: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Doris Meissner and Eleanor Sohnen
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 May

This is the final report of the Regional Migration Study Group, convened by the Migration Policy Institute and the Wilson Center. Scholars and public officials from the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala participated in the project. The report depicts regional migration less as a problem to be managed and more as a resource to be developed to enhance the competitiveness of North America in the global economy.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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