American Immigrant Policy Portal
February, 2021

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

Employment and Labor Issues

Human Services (General)

Human Services (Health Care)

Intergroup Relations

Law Enforcement

Local Government

State Government

Refugee and Asylee Issues

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy


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

February 23, 2021
The blind spot in the immigration debate
Ronald Brownstein, CNN Politics

February 19, 2021
The Border Mess That Trump Left Behind
Juliette Kayyem, The Atlantic

February 17, 2021
Visa changes face tougher road in immigration overhaul efforts,
Suzanne Monyak, Roll Call

February 10, 2021
On immigration expansion, go slow and steady, one step at a time
Karthick Ramakrishnan & Allan Colbern, LA Times

February 15, 2021
Immigration Hard-Liner Files Reveal 40-Year Bid Behind Trump's Census Obsession
Hansi Lo Wang, NPR

February 11, 2021
Dems prepare for heartburn over Biden immigration plan
Heather Caygle et al, Politico

February 8, 2021
The Race to Dismantle Trump's Immigration Policies
Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker

February 8, 2021
A Plan B for Immigration Reform
Jorge Ramos, The New York Times

February 5, 2021
Biden's new orders seem bold. For most immigrants, they don't change much
Felipe De La Hoz, The Washington Post

February 5, 2021
What should be the consequences for illegal immigration?
Joseph Chamie, The Hill

February 4, 2021
New Research Makes Case For Increasing Immigration
Stuart Anderson, Forbes

February 2, 2021
Trump Didn't Actually Accomplish Much on Immigration
Justin Fox, Bloomberg Opinion

February 1, 2021
Unclogging the nation's immigration court system
Greg Chen & Peter L. Markowitz, The Hill

January 29, 2021
Let's Not Blow This Chance to Fix Immigration
Vivek Wadhwa & Alex Salkever, Foreign Policy

January 26, 2021
Biden open to breaking his immigration bill into pieces
Laura Barron-Lopez et al, Politico

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