American Immigrant Policy Portal
April, 2022

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

Reports, studies, and information about immigration policy
and the challenge and promise of immigrant integration

Materials organized by collection topic.
Click on headlines for abstracts and links to original research.
Recent Public Policy Research and Reports

Civic Participation

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Employment and Labor Issues

Immigrant Communities

Intergroup Relations

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

Global Perspectives


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

April 21, 2022
Biden launches historic Ukrainian parole program, giving the American people an unprecedented opportunity to "Unite For Ukraine"
Matthew La Corte, Niskanen Center

April 12, 2022
Senators say they're interested in bipartisan immigration plan; here are some suggestions
Nolan Rappaport, The Hill

April 11, 2022
Bill to reduce massive green card backlog introduced in Congress
Arun Kumar, The American Bazaar

April 9, 2022
Disagreement and Delay: How Infighting Over the Border Divided the White House
Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Michael D. Shear & Eileen Sullivan, The New York Times

April 9, 2022
The 'Trump effect' on immigration is waning. Will a surge of foreign workers help tame inflation?
Chris Matthews

April 8, 2022
America's labor shortage is actually an immigrant shortage
Irina Ivanova, CBS News

April 7, 2022
The Title 42 Fight Is Proof Congress Would Rather Turn to Lawlessness Than Actually Make Policy
Jack Holmes, Esquire

April 7, 2022
Senators to restart bipartisan immigration reform talks
Jordain Carney, The Hill

April 1, 2022
What Both Sides Get Wrong About Title 42
Sam Peak, Politico

March 31, 2022
Let's Support Ukrainian Refugees, But Not Ignore the Plight of Others
Idean Salehyan, Niskanen Center

March 31, 2022
New Census Data Highlights Important Role of Immigration in Countering US Population Decline
Andrew Lim, Immigration Impact

March 30, 2022
A call for NJ government to speak the languages of its residents
Colleen O'Dea, NJ Spotlight News

March 29, 2022
U.S. immigration agency moves to cut 9.5 million-case backlog and speed up processing
Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News

March 28, 2022
Learning From the Best: What the World's Most Successful Immigrant Integration Countries Can Teach the U.S.
Joshua Rodriguez, Niskanen Center

March 24, 2022
Biden Administration Prepares Sweeping Changes to Asylum System
Eileen Sullivan, The New York Times

March 21, 2022
A Broken System: How the U Visa Program Is Endangering Those It Was Meant to Protect
Joshua Rodriguez, Niskanen Center

March 20, 2022
Now is the time to rebuild America's refugee resettlement program
Christopher Richardson, The Hill

Our Mission

"'Closing the Knowledge to Action Gap"

As the United States struggles to build an immigration system for the 21st century, the Portal enables advocates and policy-makers to use evidence-based research to guide their work.

Our goal is to preserve and disseminate the findings of leading researchers who are seeking answers to questions critical to the future of the country.

To date, our team of volunteers has produced over 2,000 research summaries grouped into multiple topical collections.

These summaries, as well as links to original research, are available at the Portal website and at the website of the Public Education Institute of the Immigrant Learning Center.

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