American Immigrant Policy Portal

September, 2023

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

Materials organized by collection topic.

Click on headlines for abstracts and links to original research.

Recent Public Policy Research and Reports

Civic Participation

Paper makes the case for granting voting rights to non-citizens in local elections

(Center for Growth and Opportunity, Utah State University)

Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

Survey provides insight into the experiences and contributions of immigrant nurses in the U.S.

(CGFNS International)

New analysis of Fortune 500 companies finds that 44.8% were founded by immigrants or their children

(American Immigration Council)

´╗┐Human Services (Health Care)

Report reveals the plight of immigrant home health care aides, whose labor rights are often violated, resulting in reduced quality of care for older Americans

(Social Science Research Network)

Immigrant Communities

Report discusses the surge in Brazilian immigration to the U.S.

(Migration Policy Institute)

Immigration Demographics

Paper ponders the future of the soaring number of immigrants in "limbo status," i.e. various forms of temporary legal status usually lasting two years or less

(Migration Policy Institute)

Research brief examines the size and potential of undocumented U.S. college students and urges state officials to implement policies to advance their education and integration into the larger economy

(American Immigration Council & Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education & Immigration)

´╗┐Refugee and Asylee Issues

Report recommends a comprehensive set of policy and administrative reforms to improve the handling of asylum seekers crossing the southern border

(American Immigration Council)

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy

Paper takes an in-depth look at the history and purpose of temporary protected status in the U.S., including a listing of groups that have benefitted from this designation since its creation in 1990

(American Immigration Council)

Newly created "Green Card Game" mimics the frustrations of foreigners trying to gain legal entry into the U.S.

(Cato Institute)


Featuring a selection of recent Op-eds from

Immigration researchers and major opinion leaders


September 15, 2023

Democrats need to admit that they're wrong on immigration

Fareed Zakaria, The Washington Post

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September 13, 2023

Myth vs. Fact: the Diversity "Lottery" Visa

Fenja Tramsen, Niskanen Center

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September 12, 2023

Let applicants apply for Temporary Protected Status and work authorization in one form

Matthew La Corte, Niskanen Center

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September 11, 2023

The US labor market and citizens' views are shifting in favor of immigration

Nick Sargen, The Hill

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September 11, 2023

Biden's punt to Congress on immigration is wearing thin with advocates

Rafael Bernal, The Hill

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September 10, 2023

Michael Bloomberg: How Biden and Congress Should Fix the Immigration Crisis in Our Cities

Michael R. Bloomberg, The New York Times

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September 6, 2023

Aging Americans Face Bleak Futures Unless We Let New Immigrants Help

Kristie De Pena & Robert Leonard, Time

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September 6, 2023

A roadmap for preserving American advantage in the global fight for talent

Cecilia Esterline, Niskanen Center

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August 29, 2023

There's a labor shortage in the U.S. Why is it so hard for migrants to legally work?

Jasmine Garsd, NPR

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August 25, 2023

The Ghost of Public Charge Keeps Scaring Immigrant Families Away From Public Benefits

American Immigration Council

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August 23, 2023

U.S. Risks Decline and Stagnation Without Immigrants

Stuart Anderson, Forbes

Read More

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:

Qualified individuals seeking to join our team of volunteer abstract writers should also write us at the above address.

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