American Immigrant Policy Portal

August, 2022

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

Reports, studies, and information about immigration policy
and the process of creating a fair and welcoming society for all

Materials organized by collection topic.
Click on headlines for abstracts and links to original research.

Recent Public Policy Research and Reports

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Report finds that 64% of "unicorn" companies in the U.S., i.e., privately-held, start-up companies valued at $1 billion or more, were founded by immigrants or their children

(National Foundation for American Policy)

Report analyzes the characteristics and contributions of foreign-born STEM workers - now almost a quarter of all STEM workers in the U.S.

(American Immigration Council)

Employment and Labor Issues

Research highlights the importance of immigrant workers in the New York City construction industry, as well as their vulnerability to exploitation and dangerous working conditions

(Center for Migration Studies)

Human Services (Health Care)

Research uncovers the factors leading to poor health outcomes and less access to health care for immigrants in New York City

(Center for Migration Studies)

Immigrant Communities

Report provides a demographic portrait of the Afghan community in the U.S. prior to the arrival of large numbers of evacuees in 2021

(Migration Policy Institute)

Immigration Demographics

Report analyzes overstay rates of people admitted to the U.S. as

non-immigrants, e.g. tourists, students

(Dept. of Homeland Security)

Immigrant Integration (General)

New research shows that today's immigrants are integrating as quickly and successfully as those of a century ago

(Harvard Business Review)

Intergroup Relations

Study analyzes the techniques used by propagandists of the "Great Replacement Theory" to win adherents and draws lessons for building a persuasive counter-narrative to win over the "moveable middle" of the American electorate

(Define American)

Refugee and Asylee Issues

DHS reports to Congress on the status of Afghans admitted to the U.S. after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

(Dept. of Homeland Security)

State Government

Report calls attention to shortcomings in New Jersey's response to immigrant workers during the pandemic

(New Jersey Policy Perspective)


Featuring a selection of recent Op-eds from

Immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

August 19, 2022

How Immigration Could Help Lower Inflation


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August 16, 2022

After a Decade of DACA, Undocumented Young People's Fate Still Hangs in the Balance

Mariah Bohanon, INSIGHT into Diversity

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August 16, 2022

America Needs a Great Opening: Why Washington should focus on recruiting the best talent from around the world

Gregory J. Fleming, Foreign Policy

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August 15, 2022

Immigration is key to easing the nursing shortage

Julie Collins, The Chicago Sun-Times

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August 4, 2022

More than a million could die waiting for green cards as U.S. immigration buckles amid COVID

Andrea Castillo, Los Angeles Times

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August 4, 2022

Immigration reform is the supply-side liberalism we need

David James Hebert & Alexander William Salter, The Hill

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August 3, 2022

New Clues On What Immigration Will Look Like In A Second Trump Term

Stuart Anderson, Forbes

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August 3, 2022

We Need an America First Immigration Policy. Our immigration system should put the country's needs first -- and we need more labor

Mona Charen, The Bulwark

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August 2, 2022

The punitive nature of immigration detention

Emily Van Fossen, Niskanen Center

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July 28, 2022

The Crisis Facing Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Home Care for America's Elderly

Alexandra Moe, Politico

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July 27, 2022

The Math Doesn't Work: Nursing Home Staffing Woes Unsolvable Without Immigration Action

Amy Stulick, Skilled Nursing News

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July 27, 2022

U.S. Labor Demand Explains Most of the Rise in Illegal Immigration

Alex Nowrasteh, CATO at Liberty

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July 25, 2022

The clock ticks down on immigration deal that could help rein in food inflation

Garrett Downs, Politico

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July 22, 2022

Congress To Ponder How To Deal With Long-Time Undocumented Immigrants

Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes

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July 21, 2022

Supreme Court Refuses for Now to Restore Biden Plan on Immigration Enforcement

Adam Liptak, The New York Times

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July 20, 2022

House Democrats introduce 'rolling registry' bill for undocumented immigrants

Rafael Bernal, The Hill

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Our Mission

"'Closing the Knowledge to Action Gap"

As the United States struggles to build a modern and effective immigration system, 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 concise 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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