American Immigrant Policy Portal
February, 2022

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

Civic Participation

Human Services (General)

Human Services (Health Care)

Immigration Demographics

Intergroup Relations

Refugee and Asylee Issues


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

February 16, 2022
Immigrants could help the US labor shortage -- if the government would let them
Nicole Narea, Vox

February 10, 2022
GOP bill highlights Republican rift on immigration
Rafael Bernal & Mike Lillis, The Hill

February 9, 2022
Immigration agency reverses Trump-era changes to its mission statement
Rafael Bernal, The Hill

February 8, 2022
GOP bill would legalize migrants in exchange for border security, E-Verify
Julian Resendiz, Border Report

February 7, 2022
Time to press pause on decades of immigration trench warfare
C. Steward Verdery, Jr., The Hill

February 5, 2022
Amid Slowdown, Immigration Is Driving U.S. Population Growth
Miriam Jordan & Robert Gebeloff, The New York Times

February 3, 2022
Refugees in U.S. struggle to find long-term work
Julie Greco, Cornell Chronicle

January 31, 2022
Immigration Reform in "The America Competes Act" of 2022
Whitney Appel & Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum

January 31, 2022
State Department Continues to Fight Diversity Visa Immigrants in Court
Stuart Anderson, Forbes

Our Mission

"'Closing the Knowledge to Action Gap"

As the United States struggles 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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