Workforce/Labor

What DACA Recipients Stand to Lose—and What States Can Do About It

Report Author: 
Silva Mathema
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Sep

Although the burden is on Congress to pass legislation that provides Dreamers a pathway to citizenship, states can take action in the meantime to protect them and help ensure that once Congress does its job, these young people will have everything they need to realize their full potential.

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Source Organization: 
Center for American Progress

At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Sep

As Welcoming Week (September 14-23) prepares to kick off, with hundreds of events scheduled around the country, National Skills Coalition is releasing a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. 

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Other

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

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

Report Author: 
Neil G. Ruiz & Abby Budiman
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 May

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges presents findings based on ICE's data from the federal government's Optional Practical Training program. Between 2004 and 2016, nearly 1.5 million foreign graduates of U.S. colleges and universities obtained authorization to remain and work in the U.S. through this program. The data shows a 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields from 2008 to 2016.

Source Organization: 
Pew Research Center

The H-4 Visa Classification: Attracting and Maintaining Global Talent

Report Author: 
American Immigration Council
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Mar

"The H-4 Visa Classification: Attracting and Maintaining Global Talent" provides an overview of the H-4 Visa and a profile of current recipients. It explains the eligibility of certain H-4 spouses to work and the benefits of allowing them to do so. The H-4 visa category is for the spouses and unmarried children under 21 of other H temporary nonimmigrant workers, including H-1B specialty workers. In 2017, there were more than 136,000 H-4 visas issued-86 percent to family members of workers from India. Beginning in 2015, H-4 spouses of certain H-1B workers were given the right to work.

Source Organization: 
American Immigration Council

Instilling Fear and Regulating Behavior: Immigration Law as Social Control

Report Author: 
Lori A. Nessel
Original Date of Publication: 
2017 Mar

In "Instilling Fear and Regulating Behavior: Immigration Law as Social Control," Lori Nessel, Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, argues the plenary power doctrine, which shields immigration law from constitutional scrutiny, coupled with the Trump Administration's targeting of all undocumented immigrants for deportation, have created a climate of fear in the workplace, which creates a "largely compliant workforce," unable and unwilling to assert their rights.

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Other

Immigrant Lives, American Futures: Linking Asset Building and Immigrant Integration

Report Author: 
Manuel Pastor, Rhonda Ortiz, & Magaly N. López
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 May

Immigrant Lives, American Futures: Linking Asset Building and Immigrant Integration seeks to create common cause and greater alignment among funders interested in immigrant integration and those interested in asset-building. Often, the horizon for action is different for both, i.e. more short-term and crisis oriented for integration funders, and more long-term and life cycle focused among asset-building funders. To bridge this difference will require a change in perspective on the part of both types of funders.

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Other

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