American Immigrant Policy Portal
December, 2020

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

Adult Education and Workforce Training

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Employment and Labor Issues

Human Services (Health Care)

Local Government

Refugee and Asylee Issues

State-Specific Studies

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy


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

December 22, 2020
A Therapists' Network supports immigrants, activists during pandemic
Valeria Fernandez, The World

December 16, 2020
Reports Say Canada One of World's Friendliest Places for Immigrants
Colin Singer, Canada Immigration News

December 16, 2020
The Great Climate Migration: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World
Abraham Lustgarten, ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine

December 10, 2020
Immigrant essential workers have helped us through this long dark pandemic
Ruth Ellen Wassem, The Hill

December 7, 2020
Undocumented Immigrants are Half as Likely to Be Arrested for Violent Crimes as U.S.-Born Citizens
Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American

December 5, 2020
Could Trump's Legacy Be a More Lenient Immigration System
Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg Opinion

December 4, 2020
Immigration: A strength, not a weakness
Steven V. Roberts, Syndicated Columnist

December 2, 2020
Immigration Policy by Presidential Decree
David J. Bier & Alex Nowrasteh, CATO Institute

November 24, 2020
Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses
Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN

November 23, 2020
Biden Will Try to Unmake Trump's Immigration Agenda. It Won't Be Easy.
Julia Preston, The Marshall Project

November 22, 2020
Thank Immigration for the New Covid-19 Vaccines
Ilya Somin, Reason (The Volokh Conspiracy)

November 21, 2020
Temporary Protected Status solution for undocumented immigrants
Leon Fresco, The Hill

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