Workers

Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local Economy

Report Author: 
Welcoming America & Global Detroit
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Aug

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Other

A Profile of Houston’s Diverse Immigrant Population in a Rapidly Changing Policy Landscape

Report Author: 
Randy Capps & Ariel G. Ruiz Soto
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Sep

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Revival and Opportunity: Immigrants in Rural America

Report Author: 
Silva Mathema, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka & Anneliese Hermann
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Sep

Rural communities are a microcosm of the entire country: A number of them have had trouble adjusting to their immigrant neighbors, which is reflective of a national undercurrent of anti-immigrant sentiment that has reared its ugly head of late. Understanding lessons learned from the rural experience with immigration during these polarized times is critical. Revival and Opportunity: Immigrants in Rural America illustrates the geography of population growth or decline in rural communities, with a particular attention to changes in the immigrant population.

Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

Exploitation Based on Migrant Status in the United States: Current Trends and Historical Roots

Report Author: 
Maria Linda Ontiveros
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Mar

While the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865, worker exploitation has continued in the United States particularly among non-citizen migrant workers. This situation is due in part to the U.S.’s long history of migrant labor use and the fact that, while federal law forbids discrimination based on national origin, it does not prohibit discrimination based on citizenship or migration status.

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Other

Immigrants as Economic Contributors: Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Report Author: 
Dan Kosten
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Jul

Immigrants are vital economic contributors to the United States. The National Immigration Forum looks at the role of immigrants in the U.S. economy in a seven-part series of fact sheets. The fourth fact sheet, “Immigrants as Economic Contributions: Immigrant Entrepreneurs,” cites U.S. Census data, The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, The National Foundation for American Policy and existing research that shows high entrepreneurialism among immigrants of all backgrounds and its positive local impact.

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Other

A New Estimate of the Cost of Reversing DACA

Report Author: 
Logan Albright, Ike Brannon & M. Kevin McGee
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Feb

Using data on the age and educational outcomes of nearly 3,000 college students who are DACA recipients this study forecasts their income in the ensuing decade to estimate the total economic and fiscal impact over the next decade of allowing this cohort to remain in the country and legally pursue employment.

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Source Organization: 
Cato Institute

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