Research

Deportation by Any Means Necessary: How Immigration Officials Are Labeling Immigrant Youth as Gang Members

Report Author: 
Laila L. Hlass & Rachel Prandini
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Feb

Deportation by Any Means Necessary: How Immigration Officials Are Labeling Immigrant Youth as Gang Members details findings from a national survey of legal practitioners concerning the increased use of gang allegations against young immigrants as a means of driving up deportation numbers, at the encouragement of the Trump administration. The report suggests emerging best practices for immigration attorneys to employ in both fighting against unfounded gang allegations and working to mitigate the impact of prior gang involvement.

Source Organization: 
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?

Report Author: 
Tom K. Wong
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Jul

In response to broad public backlash over his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the United States’ southwest border, President Donald Trump signed an executive order in June 2018 that purports to replace family separation with potentially indefinite family detention. Numerous Trump administration officials have supported such policies under the belief that they would deter families from attempting to enter the United States.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Temporary Protected Status and Immigration to the United States

Report Author: 
David A. Leblang, et al.
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

Although immigration reform has proved elusive for more than forty years, presidents from both parties have issued crucial executive actions that regulate inflows of new immigrants and the status of those already in the US. "Temporary Protected Status and Immigration to the United States" focuses on a particular class of executive actions, those related to granting immigrants Temporary Protected Status (TPS), exploiting the fact that immigrants who hold TPS receive access to the formal US labor market regardless of their legal status.

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Other

Immigration Governance for the Twenty-First Century

Report Author: 
Ruth Ellen Wasem
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Jan

Arguing that "immigration is not a program to be administered" but rather "a phenomenon to be managed," Ruth Ellen Wasem, former immigration specialist for the Congressional Research Service and now a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Texas, reviews the "checkered past" of immigration policy over the last century and, despite numerous efforts to reform the system, the "fragmented" and "diffuse" nature of immigration governance today. "Today the US system of immigration governance," she writes, "is scattered across the federal government, with no clear chain of command..."

Source Organization: 
Center for Migration Studies

National Guard Heads to Southern Border Amid Differing Reality from Earlier Deployments

Report Author: 
Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, & Austin Rose
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Apr

"National Guard Heads to Southern Border Amid Differing Reality from Earlier Deployments" discusses the rationale for the deployment of 4,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border by the Trump administration. Unlike previous deployments by the Obama and George W. Bush administrations, no apparent crisis precipitated the president's decision; nor did the states in question (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California) request the deployment, as they had done earlier.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

A Two-Way Street: How Immigration Shapes Everyday Life in Silicon Valley

Report Author: 
Tomás R. Jiménez
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Apr

"A Two-Way Street: How Immigration Shapes Everyday Life in Silicon Valley" is based on the author's research for his recently published book entitled, "The Other Side of Assimilation:  How Immigrants are Changing American Life," in which he explores the concept of "relational assimilation," described as a process of mutual accommodation whereby both immigrants and "established individuals" change as they adapt to one another over time. He defines "established individuals" as U.S. born people with parents also born in the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations

Report Author: 
Monica Anderson & Phillip Connor
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Apr

More than a million sub-Saharan Africans have migrated to the United States and Europe since 2010. Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations by the Pew Research Center analyzed data from the United Nations, the U.S. Census Bureau's 2015 American Community Survey and Eurostat's 2015 Labor Force Survey to offer a current portrait of these migrants.

Source Organization: 
Pew Research Center

Foot Voting, Decentralization, and Development

Report Author: 
Ilya Somin
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Apr

In "Foot Voting, Decentralization, and Development," legal scholar Ilya Somin reconceptualizes migration as a form of voting - a way for people to realize their potential in places more conducive to economic development. Such places may be states or regions within countries, or other countries. "Foot voting," according to the author, even has major advantages over regular ballot box voting.

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Other

Growing Superdiversity among Young U.S. Dual Language Learners and Its Implications

Report Author: 
Maki Park, Jie Zong, & Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Feb

The United States is quickly becoming a more diverse nation, thanks in part to the increasing number of children born with at least one parent who speaks a language other than English. Growing Superdiversity among Young U.S. Dual Language Learners and Its Implications finds that these children, often referred to as Dual Language Learners (or DLLs), now account for almost one-third of all children in the United States between the ages of 0 and 8. Using data from the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Collaboration in Support of New Americans

Report Author: 
Jen Vanek, Heide Wrigley, Erik Jacobson, & Janet Isserlis
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Apr

The Open Door Collective (ODC) is a network of concerned professionals dedicated to reshaping U.S. society to reduce levels of poverty and economic inequality. ODC members believe that adult education and lifelong learning are important tools in this quest, especially because adults with low literacy, numeracy, and English language skills, are much more likely to live in poverty.

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