Research

New Americans in Marion County, IN

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

New research from New American Economy shows that immigrant households in Marion County, Indiana earned over $1.9 billion in 2016 and contributed $495.8 million to federal taxes and $172 million to state and local taxes, including property, sales, and excise taxes levied by state and local governments. Marion County is the largest county in Indiana and  City of Indianapolis is the county seat.

Source Organization: 
New American Economy

NAE Cities Index

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

Source Organization: 
Other

Temporary Protected Status and Immigration to the United States

Report Author: 
David A. Leblang, et al.
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

Incarcerated Immigrants in 2016: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin

Report Author: 
Alex Nowrasteh & Michelangelo Landgrave
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

"Incarcerated Immigrants in 2016: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin" uses American Community Survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau to analyze incarcerated immigrants according to their citizenship and legal status for 2016. The data show that all immigrants—legal and illegal—are less likely to be incarcerated than native-born Americans relative to their shares of the population.

Source Organization: 
Cato Institute

Does Migration Increase Happiness? It Depends

Report Author: 
Martijn Hendriks
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

"Does Migration Increase Happiness? It Depends" reviews available evidence from the social science literature on the effects of migration on the happiness of both migrants and native-born residents in immigrant-receiving countries, with special attention to the 2018 World Happiness Report published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Researchers determine Happiness levels in two ways: affectively using mood questions, and cognitively using questions to determine overall satisfaction with life.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Immigration and Crime and the Criminalization of Immigration

Report Author: 
Rubén G. Rumbaut, Katie Dingeman & Anthony Robles
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

A chapter in the forthcoming International Handbook of Migration Studies, Immigration and Crime and the Criminalization of Immigration provides a sweeping review of research on crime trends among the foreign-born in the U.S. dating back to the early 20th century. Without exception, this research shows an inverse relationship between criminal activity and the size of immigrant populations. For example, the incarceration rate of U.S.-born persons, as revealed in the 2000 census, was five times higher than that of young immigrant men.

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Other

Operation Streamline: No Evidence that Criminal Prosecution Deters Migration

Report Author: 
Michael Corradini, Jonathan Allen Kringen, Laura Simich, Karen Berberich, & Meredith Emigh
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

Before the so-called "zero-tolerance" policy implemented by the Trump Administration in April of 2018 that mandated criminal prosecution for all immigrants entering the country without authorization, there was a similar policy known as "Operation Streamline," which began in 2005 and continued through 2014.

Source Organization: 
Other

A Matter of Design: English Learner Program Models in K-12 Education

Report Author: 
Julie Sugarman
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

There are approximately five million students in United States’ schools who are classified as English Learners (ELs).  They speak a wide variety of languages and are educated in different ways depending on the school they attend. In this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) brief, “A Matter of Design: English Learner Program Models in K-12 Education,” author Julie Sugarman outlines the most common K-12 educational models used to improve English proficiency: dual language, bilingual/transitional bilingual, and English only.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families’ Public Benefits Use

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova, Michael Fix, & Mark Greenberg
Date of Publication: 
2018 Jun

The Trump Administration is currently writing a regulation that will completely change the way the government determines whether an immigrant (or an immigrant's sponsor) is "likely to become a public charge" by greatly expanding the list of public benefits, the use of which will make immigrants inadmissible (and possibly deportable).

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

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