American Immigrant Policy Portal
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January, 2019
In This Issue

Research to Inform Policy and Practice 
on Migration-Related Issues
Policy-related reports, studies, and information about the challenge and promise of immigrant integration. Materials organized by collection topic.
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NewResearchNew Public Policy Research and Reports

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Intergroup Relations

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

Global Perspectives


Learn about innovative and promising approaches in the field of immigrant adult education and workforce training. This Portal collection consists of more than 100 studies and reports published from 2005 to the present, on such topics as effective workforce training programs for immigrants and refugees, efforts to promote the educational success of DACA recipients, strategies for helping foreign-trained professionals reestablish their careers in America, family literacy programs, community educational partnerships, and the role of immigrant adult education in reducing poverty levels and helping immigrants integrate into American life.

lcLatest Commentary
A curated selection of recent OpEds from immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

January, 2019
A Wall Cannot Fix Problems at Border: Smart Solutions for Asylum Crisis Can
Doris Meissner & Sarah Pierce, MPI Commentary
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January 22, 2019
Six Historians on Why Trump's Border Wall Won't Work
Sean Neumann, RollingStone
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January 17, 2019
Falling Illegal Immigration Numbers Confirm No Border Crisis
Stuart Anderson, Forbes
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January 11, 2019
Trump's bogus justifications for the border wall
Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings
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January 9, 2019
Vital Industries Could Suffer Significant Damage as Workers With TPS Lose Their Status
Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact
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January 9, 2019
Trump is the Wall
Jorge Ramos, The New York Times
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January 9, 2019
Terrorism is not a thing to cry wolf about
Ruth Ellen Wassam, The Hill
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January 8, 2016
Time for a Real Conversation Around Border Security
Melissa Cruz, Immigration Impact
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January 7, 2019
The Tetherball Effect: How Efforts to Stop Migration Backfire
Loren B. Landau & Iriann Freemantle, New Security Beat
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January 3, 2019
Why Republicans Should Support Immigration
Jordan Bruneau, The New York Times
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January 2, 2019
Trump's wall would be a symbol of failure
Ruth Ellen Wassem, The Hill
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