American Immigrant Policy Portal
Newsletter

October, 2022



Research to Inform Policy, Practice, and Advocacy on
Migration-Related Issues


Reports, studies, and information about immigration policy
and the process of creating a fair and welcoming society for all

Materials organized by collection topic.
Click on headlines for abstracts and links to original research.

Recent Public Policy Research and Reports



Employment and Labor Issues

Report from the Economic Policy Institute calls for major reforms to the H-2B seasonal worker visa program

(Economic Policy Institute)



Immigration Demographics

Report from the Congressional Budget Office views immigration as a crucial factor in preventing future population decline in the U.S.

(Congressional Budget Office)


CMS report discusses the number, countries of origin, years of residence, and demographic characteristics of the undocumented agricultural workforce in the U.S.

(Center for Migration Studies)



Intergroup Relations

American Immigration Council, in partnership with Welcoming America and the Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Lab at the University of Massachusetts, publishes "A Guide to Building Bridges and Meaningful Connections Between Groups"

(American Immigration Council)


Study argues that the Supreme Court's "plenary power doctrine," barring constitutional review of immigration policy, must be overturned in order to eliminate systemic racism in immigration law

(Indiana Law Journal)



Refugee and Asylee Issues

MPI Report finds serious shortcomings in providing services to asylum recipients in the U.S. and urges the federal government to develop a national system of outreach and referral to better serve this population

(Migration Policy Institute)


MPI report discusses the limitations of "parole status" for Afghan and Ukrainian refugees and urges the passage of legislation giving them a pathway to permanent residence

(Migration Policy Institute)



National Perspectives/Immigration Law

Report finds that the busing strategy of GOP governors provides real benefits to some asylum-seekers, while also relieving pressure on border communities

(Migration Policy Institute)



LATEST NEWS AND COMMENTARY


Featuring a selection of recent Op-eds from

Immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

 

October 21, 2022

DACA's Potential Demise Portends Labor Force Drop Across Economy

Andrew Kreighbaum, Bloomberg Law

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October 20, 2022

Fortune 500 companies launch ad urging Congress to act on relief for DACA recipients by year's end

Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos

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October 18, 2022

The Trump and COVID eras tanked immigration to the US. Reversing that could help ease a recession risk, sky-high inflation, and a labor crisis

Ben Winck & Jason Lalljee, Business Insider

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October 18, 2022

National Academy of Sciences calls for protecting U.S. technological advantages by attracting more foreign-born talent

Stuart Anderson, Forbes

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October 17, 2022

The immigrant workforce supports millions of US jobs

Dany Bahar et al, Brookings

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October 16, 2022

The immigration crisis isn't what you think it is

Glenn C Altschuler, The Hill

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October 13, 2022

Manufacturers Renew Call for Action on Immigration

National Association of Manufacturers

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October 12, 2022

Challenges that young immigrants face with U.S. public schools

Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post

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October 11, 2022

Want to Stay Out of a Nursing Home? Live in Places With Immigrants

Stuart Anderson, Forbes

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October 9, 2022

Bedrock of Legal US Immigration (Family Sponsorship) Leaves Millions Waiting for Years

Aline Barros, Voice of America

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October 7, 2022

Why refugee resettlement is a crucial part of US migration strategy

Reva Dhingra, Brookings

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October 7, 2022

DACA Is Facing a Crisis That the Senate Can No Longer Ignore

Jorge Loweree & Raul Pinto, American Immigration Council

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October 5, 2022

Appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to review new Biden rule temporarily protecting Dreamers

Dareh Gregorian & Julia Ainsley, NBC News

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September 30, 2022

Immigrants Increasingly Sucked Into Bureaucratic 'Black Hole'

Andrew Kreighbaum, Bloomberg Law

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September 30, 2022

Governor Hochul Announces Launch of New York State's Institute for Immigrant Integration Research & Policy

The State University of New York

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September 30, 2022

Registry Date Reform In U.S. Congress Could Impact Over 8 Million Immigrants

Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes

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September 29, 2022

Americans want humane immigration policies, not cruel political stunts

Tomas Jimenez, The Hill

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September 27, 2022

Newsom signs bill allowing California IDs for immigrants in the country illegally

Brittny Mejia & Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times

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September 27, 2022

U.S. population stability requires immigration -- just not too much

Joseph Chamie, The Hill

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September 27, 2022

Biden Is Hoping Small Changes Go a Long Way on Immigration

Michael D. Shear & Miriam Jordan, The New York Times

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September 23, 2022

Clarifying the nuances of immigration law after DeSantis sent migrants to Martha's Vineyard

Yacob Reyes, PolitiFact

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September 22, 2022

Billionaire hedge fund manager argues for increasing immigration to fight inflation

Allison Morrow, CNN

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September 22, 2022

They paid taxes. Now undocumented Latinos are aging without savings, government care

Marc Ramirez, USA Today

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September 21, 2022

Refugee slots are being wasted. Congress should know why.

Gil Guerra, Niskanen Center

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Our Mission


"'Closing the Knowledge to Action Gap"


As the United States struggles to build a modern and effective immigration system, 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 concise 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.


Please write us with any thoughts or suggestions you might have at: mail@usdiversitydynamics.com..


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