American Immigrant Policy Portal
May, 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

Adult Education and Workforce Training

Civic Participation

Employment and Labor Issues

Human Services (General)

Human Services (Healthcare)

Immigrant Communities

Intergroup Relations

State Government

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy


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

May 18, 2022
The Right Weaponizes America Against Itself
Bret Stephens, The New York Times

May 17, 2022
Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory
Steve Peoples, Associated Press

May 14, 2020
The U.S. needs an immediate strategic shift at the southern border
Theresa Cardinal Brown, The Hill

May 12, 2022
New psychology research links belief in supernatural evil to more stringent immigration attitudes
Beth Ellwood, Psychology Post

May 9, 2022
Study: Immigrants in the U.S. are more likely to start firms, create jobs
Peter Dizikes, MIT News

May 9, 2022
With Lack of Action, Congress Fails Immigrant Children
Stuart Anderson, Forbes

May 7, 2022
Less immigrant labor in U.S. contributing to price hikes
Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press

May 4, 2022
Over 200 evangelical leaders lobby Congress to pass immigration reform
Ryan Foley, The Christian Post

May 3, 2022
Biden administration temporarily extending window for expired work permits amid backlog
Nick Niedzwiadek, Politico

May, 2022
The Ukrainian Conflict Could Be a Tipping Point for Refugee Protection
Meghan Benton & Andrew Selee, MPI Commentary

April 28, 2022
Drop In U.S. Immigration Further Tightens Labor Market
Bill Conerly, Forbes

April 28, 2022
How race and religion have always played a role in who gets refuge in the US
Laura E. Alexander et al, The Conversation

April 26, 2022
The Biden Administration Plans to Put Some Deportations on Hold as Immigration Courts Face a Staggering Backlog
Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News

April 25, 2022
The Ordinary Americans Resettling Migrants Fleeing War
Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker

April 24, 2022
Election-year politics complicates Senate immigration talks
Jordain Carney, The Hill

April 22, 2022
The Biden Administration Needs to Change Course on Green Cards Before It's Too Late
Walter Ewing, Immigration Impact

April 22, 2022
End of Title 42 could make it harder to cross southern border
Rebecca Beitsch & Rafael Bernal, The Hill

April 18, 2022
Mapped: Immigration by Country, as a Percentage of the Population
Jenna Ross, Visual Capitalist

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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