American Immigrant Policy Portal
April, 2021

Research to Inform Policy, Practice, and Advocacy on
Migration-Related Issues

Policy-related reports, studies, and information about the challenge and promise of immigrant integration. Materials organized by collection topic.
Click on headlines for abstracts and links.
New Public Policy Research and Reports

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Employment and Labor Issues

Intergroup Relations

Law Enforcement

Refugee and Asylee Issues

Global Perspectives


Featuring a selection of recent Op-eds from
Immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

May, 2021
America Never Wanted the Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses
Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic

April 16, 2021
Immigration is a defining asset of the United States. Here's how to restore confidence in our system
George W. Bush, The Washington Post

April 14, 2021
The Sensible Border Fix Protectionists Will Hate
Noah Smith, Bloomberg Opinion

April 14, 2021
What Tom Friedman misses about our current immigration challenges
Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

April 13, 2021
We Need a High Wall With a Big Gate on the Southern Border
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times

April 12, 2021
Huge Trump-era and pandemic immigrant visa backlog poses challenge for Biden
Bob Ortega, CNN Investigates

April 5, 2021
The border can't be our only concern. The U.S. needs an immigrant integration policy
Francisco Lara-Garcia, Los Angeles Times

April 9, 2021
New Immigration Policy Is Opening Doors for Mixed-Status Families
Sasha Abramsky, The Nation

April 7, 2021
Immigration bill would help keep STEM grad students in U.S. -- but must include more majors
Christopher L. Eisgruber & Robert J. Jones, ROI-NJ

April 6, 2021
'Fixing' the immigration crisis: The decisive point
Geoffrey S. Corn & Alyssa N. Shallenberger, The Hill

April 5, 2021
Why American farms need immigration reform
Danilo Zak, The Hill

March 18, 2021
Immigration is Not a "Crisis"
Pedro Gerson, Slate

March 16, 2021
When Americans recall their roots, they open up to immigration
Claire L. Adida & Adreline Lo, The Conversation

March 2, 2021
Immigration: What We've Done, What We Must Do
Allison Brownell Tirres, Public Books

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