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July, 2020
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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.
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NewResearchNew Public Policy Research and Reports

Education (Pre-K to 12)

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Human Services (General)

Human Services (Health Care)

Law Enforcement

State-Specific Studies

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

Global Perspectives


Numbers often tell the story of immigration. How many migrants arrive each year? Through what channels (legal or otherwise)?  From what countries? With what occupational and educational backgrounds?  How many are apprehended for illegal entry or visa violations, held in detention, and ultimately deported. And how many return to their home countries voluntarily? The studies in the "Immigration Demographics" collection seek answers to questions like these in order to ground immigration policy-making in a solid basis of fact.  

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

July 21, 2020
White House attack on legal immigration is an attack on patriotism and the American economy
Trudy Rubin, Hartford Courant

July 20, 2020

Why the Trump administration's anti-immigration policies are the United States' loss and the rest of the world's gain
Britta Glennon, Brookings, July 20, 2020

July 19, 2020
Colleges win immigration battle but fear for US reputation
Collin Binkley, Associated Press
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July 17, 2020

Will this be the century of the immigrant?
Janan Ganesh, Financial Times

July 15, 2020

The war on immigration must end
Erica Ngoenha, The Hill

July 14, 2020
America's Immigration System is Fractured Beyond Repair
Libby Watson, The New Republic
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July 1, 2020
The World Builds a Wall to Keep America Out
Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times
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June 28, 2020

The Danger of America's Coronavirus Immigration Bans
Ilya Somin, The Atlantic

June 26, 2020

The irony of immigration
Steven Roberts, Ohio TimesReporter

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