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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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Adult Education and Workforce Training

Civic Participation

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Immigrant Employment and Labor Issues

Intergroup Relations

Law Enforcement

Refugee and Asylee Policy

State-Specific Studies

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

August 15, 2018
How Trump Radicalized ICE
Franklin Foer, The Atlantic Magazine
August 14, 2018
Family Separation Isn't New: U.S. immigration policy has traumatized migrant children and parents for nearly a century
Natalie Escobar, The Atlantic
August 13, 2018
Stephen Miller is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I'm His Uncle.
David S. Glosser, Politico
August 10, 2018
Trump's New War on Immigrants
Masha Gessen, The New Yorker
August 6, 2018
Anti-immigration, like pro-immigration, is a legitimate political position
Yuval Noah Harari, The Economist
August 2, 2018
Neil Sedaka's 1975 song revived for anti-immigrant era
Robert Morrison, The Conversation
August 1, 2018
Why baby boomers need immigrants to fund their retirement
Alexia Fernandez Campbell, Vox
July 31, 2018
Forget the wall already, it's time for the U.S. to have open borders
Jeffrey Miron, USA Today
July 27, 2018
Trump's Immigration Trap
Christopher R. Hill, Project Syndicate
J uly 24, 2018
Watch What Happens When You Push Away Skilled Immigrants
Noah Smith, Bloomberg
July 20, 2018
Those who deny birthright citizenship get the Constitution wrong
Elizabeth Wydra, The Washington Post
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July 14, 2018
We Need to Offer More than Asylum
Roberto Suro, The New York Times
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July 11, 2018
How cities help immigrants feel at home: 4 charts
Ernesto Castaneda, The Conversation


Young Children in Refugee Families and Early Childhood Programs: Ways to Mitigate the Effects of Trauma, Migration Policy Institute, Webinar, August 29, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT

15th International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, September 20-121, 2018

15th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Migration Policy Institute and others, Washington, DC, October 1, 2018

Citizenship in an Era of Record Migration and Growing Nationalism, Center for Migration Studies of New York, New York, NY, October 9, 2018

 International Metropolis Conference,  Metropolis Project, Sydney, Australia, Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2018

Global Initiatives in Refugee and Migrant Education, Refugee and Migrant Education Network, Bronx, NY, November 15-17, 2018

 New American Dreams:  National Immigrant Integration Conference 2018, National Partnership for New Americans, Arlington, VA, Dec. 9-11, 2018

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