American Immigrant Policy Portal
June, 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.
Recent Public Policy Research and Reports

Education (Pre-K to 12)

Human Services (Aging and Disability)

Immigration Demographics

Law Enforcement

Refugee and Asylee Issues

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

Global Perspectives


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

June 23, 2022
More Than 45K in US Have Applied to Sponsor Ukrainian Refugees
CBS News

June 20, 2022
How certainty helps immigrants integrate and contribute more to the local economy
Joseph-Simon Goerlach, The Conversation

June 17, 2022
Conservatives Can Win By Embracing 'Selectionism': Immigration doesn't have to spell demogrpahic doom for Republicans
Reihan Salam, The Atlantic

June 16, 2022
Think tank says biometric monitoring of asylum seekers is better for all than detention
Jim Nash, Biometric Update

June 15, 2022
On the 10th Anniversary of DACA, Dreamers Still Wrestle With Legal Uncertainty
Jasmine Aguilera, Time

June 14, 2022
DACA Decade: From students to careers and families
Phillip Connor,

June 13, 2022
Sanctuary Practices Lower Counties' Crime Rates
University of Texas News

June 12, 2022
Biden Advocates More Legal Pathways To Reduce Illegal Immigration
Stuart Anderson, Forbes

June 10, 2022
A federal judge in Texas blocks a major DHS policy limiting immigration enforcement
Joel Rose, NPR

June 10, 2022
What the research really says about American immigration
Michael Luca, The Washington Post

June 7, 2022
Tech companies urge U.S. to let the kids of visa holders stay past the age of 21
Lauren Feiner, CNBC

June 6, 2022
A Short History of LGBTQ Immigration Policy

June 3, 2022
Immigration reform could prevent food prices from harming consumers
Chuck Conner & Douglas Baker, Fox News

June 2, 2022
The GOP's immigration paranoia is harming national security
Josh Rogin, The Washington Post

June 1, 2022
Stanford economist debunks defining myths about immigration in American history
Melissa De Witte, Stanford News

June 1, 2022
Illegal Immigration Is Down, Changing the Face of California Farms
Eduardo Porter, The New York Times

May 27, 2022
Why Immigrant Children Excel More than US-Born Kids
Dora Kekouar, VOA News

April 30, 2022
The Border Wall Is Outliving Trump
Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker

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 multiple topical 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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