American Immigrant Policy Portal
May, 2021

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.
Click on headlines for abstracts and links.
New Public Policy Research and Reports

Adult Education and Workforce Training

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Employment and Labor Issues

Human Services (General)

Intergroup Relations

Law Enforcement

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy


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

May 17, 2021
Tucker Carlson's cries about immigrants have a disturbing 19th-century parallel
Zachary M. Schrag, The Washington Post

May 11, 2021
Immigration emerges as a policy response to slowed US growth
Suzanne Monyak, Roll Call

May 11, 2021
How updating an old Herbert Hoover law would offer new hope to undocumented immigrants
Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times

May 5, 2021
Immigrants to the Rescue: for countries facing a demographic crisis, immigrants are the answer
John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus

May 3, 2021
Immigrants Vote With Their Feet for Greater Freedom
Ilya Somin, Reason

May 1, 2021
Biden's chaotic immigration policy
Ruben Navarrette, Jr., Las Vegas Review-Journal

April 30, 2021
An Old Immigration Program Could Help Solve Our New Border Problems
Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes

April 28, 2021
The Original Sin of America's Broken Immigration Courts
Isabela Dias, Mother Jones

April 27, 2021
Some bad news about our future gives Biden a big opening (on immigration). Will he seize it?
Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

April 23, 2021
Can two former presidents unravel the immigration knot?
Hugh Hewitt, The Washington Post

April 21, 2021
Reconciliation May Not Solve Democrats' Immigration Woes
Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine

April 19, 2021
What America would look like with zero immigration
Justin Gest, CNN Opinion

Our Mission

As the United States strives 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 seeking answers to questions critical to the future of the country.

To date, our team of volunteers has produced over 2,000 research summaries in 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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