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March, 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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nrNew Public Policy Research and Reports

Civic Participation

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Employment and Labor Issues

Immigrant Communities

Intergroup Relations

Refugee and Asylee Policy

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

Global Perspectives

Featured Collection:
Immigrants and Law Enforcement

The Portal's Law Enforcement Collection contains over 50 studies looking at the relationship between police and immigrant communities. These studies highlight effective policy and procedure in working with these communities, the role of local police in immigration enforcement, and best practices in bridging the language and cultural differences that often create suspicion and misunderstanding. They also discuss the nature and extent of immigrant criminality.

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

 March 19, 2019
 White nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror   threat
 Art Jipson & Paul J. Becker, The Conversation

 March 17, 2019
 I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too
 Laila Lalami, The New York Times

 March 13, 2019
 What Immigration Restrictionists Can't Foresee
 Elizabeth F. Cohen, The Atlantic
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 March 15, 2019
 New Zealand has long had its right-wing extremists, even   when it said it didn't
 Paul Spoonley, MarketWatch
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 March 13, 2019
 For immigration opponents, any old argument will do
 Radley Balko, The Washington Post
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 April, 2019
 If Liberals Won't Enforce Borders, Fascists Will
 David Frum, The Atlantic
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 March 10, 2019
 The Children of Undocumented Immigrants Live in an   Emotional Prison
 Elke Weesjes & Paula Madrid, BuzzFeed
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