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Research to Inform Policy and Practice   
on Migration-Related Issues
Policy-related reports, studies, and information about the challenge and promise of immigrant integration. Materials organized by collection topic.
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What do we know about the people who support Donald Trump? Gallup provides some answers challenging the conventional wisdom

Based on 87,000 interviews that the Gallup organization conducted over the last year, there is little evidence that Trump supporters have been disproportionately affected by foreign trade or immigration, compared to those who oppose him. The results also suggest that his supporters, on average, do not have lower incomes than other Americans, nor are they more likely to be unemployed. These conclusions seem to fly in the face of the conventional wisdom about Trump's base of support. Although Trump supporters tend to have unfavorable attitudes towards immigrants, "they are also the least likely to encounter an immigrant in their neighborhood...those who view Trump favorably are more likely to be found in white enclaves -- racially isolated Zip codes where the amount of diversity is lower than

NewResearchNew Public Policy Research and Reports

State-Specific Studies

Report finds that use of the Optional Practical Training program by international students has enhanced Michigan's economic competitiveness

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

lcLatest Commentary
A selection of recent OpEds from immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

September 13, 2016
Immigration is the Key to America's Greatness
Deborah Waxman, Huffington Post
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September 13,2016
The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes
Alexia Fernandez Campbell, The Atlantic
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September 13, 2016
Is Any Immigration Reform Possible in This Political Climate?
Room for Debate, The New York Times
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September 12, 216
Integration and Multiculturalism: Finding a New Metaphor
Andrew Griffith, Policy Options
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September 12, 2016
Yes, Immigration Hurts American Workers
George J. Borjas, Politico
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September 10, 2016
The 30 Million Immigrants Trump Would Turn Away
Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic
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September 6, 2016
Immigrants don't commit more crimes. Why does the myth persist?
Bianca E. Bersani & Alex R. Piquero, The Los Angeles Times
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September 6, 2016
Why Restricting Immigration Won't Improve Work Opportunities for Natives
Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact
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September 5, 2016
Could Immigration Save Middle America
Livia Gershon, JStor Daily
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September 2, 2016
The Immigrants Turned Away
Timothy Egan, The New York Times
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September 2, 2016
Trump's fuzzy math on undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes
Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post
September 1, 2016
A wall against clear thinking on immigration and policing
Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Blog

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