American Immigrant Policy Portal
Click here to visit the Portal
February, 2020
In This Issue

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.
NewResearchNew Public Policy Research and Reports

Adult Education and Workforce Training

Education (Pre-K to 12)

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Human Services (General)

Intergroup Relations

Law Enforcement

Refugee and Asylee Issues

State Government

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

fcFeatured Collection: 

The studies in this collection cover topics such as the prevalence of disability within immigrant and refugee populations, perceptions of disability within other cultures, and the effectiveness of traditional service providers in reaching immigrants and refugees with disabilities. The extent to which "double discrimination" (discrimination because of disability combined with discrimination because of immigration status) affects newcomers with disabilities is another important theme. Many studies examine how strategies, such as "cultural brokering" or other culturally competent interventions, can reduce barriers to service access and full participation in the larger society. Researchers have also examined the plight of immigrants with disabilities or mental illness in immigrant detention facilities.

lcLatest Commentary
A selection of recent Op-eds from immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

February 2020
The Future of Refugee Resettlement: Made in Europe?
Susan Fratzke & Hanne Beirens, MPI Commentary

February 19, 2020
Survey: Immigration Policies Driving Work Out of America
Stuart Anderson, Forbes

February 17, 2020
Here's a hard truth about immigration: Both sides are going to have to compromise
Frank Argote-Freyre, Star-Ledger

February 17, 2020
The Northeast Needs Immigrants to Bolster Economy and Help Prevent a Demographic Catastrophe
Robin Lally, Rutgers Today
Read More

February 13, 2020
How Partisanship Is Destroying America's Competitiveness
Adi Gaskell, Forbes
Read More

February 7, 2020
Expanded Immigration Ban Puts Americans Last
Doug Rand, Just Security
Read More

February 5, 2020
The Next Harmful Immigration Move Against International Students
Stuart Anderson, Forbes
Read More

January 30, 2020
Republicans have a clear message on immigration. Why don't the Democrats?
Ariel Armony, Los Angeles Times
Read More

January 30, 2020
Questions Linger on How State Dept. Employees Will Carry Out New 'Birth Tourism' Policy,
Courtney Bouble, Government Executive
Read More



Welcoming Interactive, Welcoming America, Charlotte, NC, June 3-5, 2020  
Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL, June 3-5, 2020

Annual Conference, UnidosUS, Las Vegas, NV, July 25-27, 2020 

Like us on Facebook
View our videos on YouTube
The Portal is a project of Diversity Dynamics, LLC, in association with the Immigrant Learning Center, Public Education Institute, Malden, MA; the Center for International Social Work, School of Social Work, Rutgers University; and a panel of volunteer content area experts who help to write our research abstracts. Please send content suggestions for the Portal, including events of interest, to: We welcome inquiries from new volunteers. No endorsements implied for research, opinions, resources or events featured on the Portal.