American Immigrant Policy Portal
March, 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

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Human Services (Health Care)

Immigrant Communities

Immigration Demographics

Law Enforcement

Refugee and Asylee Issues

State Government

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy


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

March 16, 2022
How We Can Confront the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Despite Our Flawed Immigration System
Matthew La Corte, Niskanen Center

March 8, 2022
We Should Welcome Ukrainian Refugees. And Russians, Too
Ilya Somin, The New York Times

March 7, 2022
The Decline in U.S. Net Migration
Tara Watson, The Econofact Network

March 4, 2022
How U.S. Visa Delays Are Taking a Costly Toll on Frustrated Workers
Allison McNeely, Bloomberg

March 3, 2022
Exclusive: Koch groups launch ad campaign to promote immigration reform
Rafael Bernal, The Hill

February 25, 2022
Systemic racism is rooted in immigration laws - it can no longer be ignored
Kevin R. Johnson & Karla McKanders, The Hill

February 24, 2022
President Biden, tear down those walls and let immigrants take jobs in high demand
Dany Bahar, Brookings Blog

February 24, 2022
Black immigrants are more likely to be denied US citizenship than White immigrants, study finds
Giselle Rhoden & Nicole Chavez, CNN

February 15, 2022
Immigrant Labor Holds the Key to Whether Americans Can Age at Home
Joshua Rodriguez, Niskanen Center Commentary

February 15, 2022
Grassroots groups 'dismayed by lack of leadership' from Hispanic Caucus on Immigration
Rafael Bernal, The Hill

February 1, 2022
Congress, not Biden, should be held accountable for immigration reform
Kevin R. Johnson, The Hill

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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