American Immigrant Policy Portal
December, 2021

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.
New Public Policy Research and Reports

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Human Services (General)

Immigration Demographics

Intergroup Relations

Local Government

Refugee and Asylee Issues

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy


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

December, 2021
Can Omicron Finally Get the World to Cooperate on Pandemic Mobility Management?
Meghan Benton, Migration Policy Institute Commentary

December 21, 2021
New Population Estimates Show Slowest Growth on Record for the Nation's Population
U.S. Census Bureau

December 19, 2021
Restore the Original Immigration Policy: An Open Door
Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe

December 14, 2021
Eager for new border model, Biden officials look to Europe's reception centers
Nick Miroff, The Washington Post

December 10, 2021
With this immigration fix, employers can hire the workers they need
Stephen Yale-Loehr, The Hill

December 9, 2021
Immigration Agency in Line for Billions in Fees in Spending Bill
Andrew Kreighbaum, Bloomberg Law

December 7, 2021
The World's Population Is Set To Decline For The First Time In Centuries
Anish Vij, LAD Bible

December 6, 2021
Are Refugee Resettlement Services Doing More Harm Than Good?
Els de Graauw, Shannon Gleeson, & Nicole Kreisberg, BiMi at UC Berkeley

December 4, 2021
Biden and Businesses agree on one thing: U.S. needs immigrant workers
Rebecca Rainey, Politico

November, 2021
Narrowing the Skills Gap: Equipping Immigrant-Origin Workers with Postsecondary Credentials
Jeanne Batalova & Michael Fix, Migration Policy Institute Commentary

November 30, 2021
How Behavioral Factors Impact Communication on Immigration Policy
Meghan Holquist, Niskanen Center

November 27, 2021
More Immigration Is Inevitable, But Overcoming Its Challenges Isn't
Demetrios Papademetriou, The National Interest

November 24, 2021
Hispanic support for Republicans' hardline immigration policies may keep Texas red
Mark P. Jones, The Hill

November 18, 2021
Immigration as an engine for reviving the middle class in midsized cities,
Dany Bahar & Greg Wright, Brookings

Our Mission

"Learn what is true in order to do what is right."

Thomas Huxley

As the United States strives 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 19 different subject 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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