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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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Civic Participation

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Employment and Labor Issues

Education (Pre-K to 12)

Intergroup Relations

Law Enforcement

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

Immigrant children -- both those born abroad and those born in the U.S. with a foreign-born parent -- now constitute 27 percent of all children under the age of 18 in the United States. Many do not speak English well, have parents with limited education, live in poverty, and have experienced trauma in their lives. This collection of some 100 studies explores various aspects of the educational challenges facing these students. Among topics covered are: models for providing early childhood education, strategies for dealing with childhood trauma, the advantages of an asset-based educational paradigm, dual language learning programs, ELL instructional models, dealing with "super-diverse" classrooms, the impact of discrimination on educational progress, programs to support high school completion, and appropriate metrics for measuring student academic performance.


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

November 18, 2019
Why Trump Is Bad for Business
Geoff Colvin, Forbes
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November 12, 2019
Trump's latest anti-immigrant move: Making it far more costly to apply for citizenship
Manuel Pastor, The Los Angeles Times
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November 11, 2019
The Real Immigration Crisis: The Problem is Not Too Many, but Too Few
Charles Kenny, Foreign Affairs
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November 7, 2019
How to Beat Trump on Immigration
David Brooks, The New York Times
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November 7, 2019
Trump has spread more hatred of immigrants than any American in history
Tyler Anbinder, The Washington Post
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October, 2019
Health Insurance Test for Green-Card Applicants Could Sharply Cut Future U.S. Legal Immigration
Julia Gelatt & Mark Greenberg, Migration Policy Institute
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October, 2019
The Darkening City on the Hill:  The Trump Administration Heightens Its Assault on Refugee Protection
Donald Kerwin, Center for Migration Studies
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October 25, 2019
The Immigration Crisis Archive
Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez
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October 15, 2019
African migration to the United States is the fastest-rising -- in spite of Trump
Chidinma Irene Nwoye & Dan Kopf, Quartz
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