American Immigrant Policy Portal
January, 2022

Research to Inform Policy, Practice, and Advocacy on
Migration-Related Issues

Reports, studies, and information about immigration policy
and the challenge and promise of immigrant integration

Materials organized by collection topic.
Click on headlines for abstracts and links to original research.
New Public Policy Research and Reports

Employment and Labor Issues

Law Enforcement

Refugee and Asylee Issues

National Perspectives/Immigration Policy


Featuring a selection of recent Op-eds from
Immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

January 24, 2022
Rich Countries Lure Health Workers From Low-Income Nations to Fight Shortages
Stephanie Nolen, The New York Times

January 19, 2022
It's time for the Biden administration to let immigrants know about the public charge rule change
Gabriel R. Sanchez, Brookings

January 19, 2022
Immigration advocates unite behind strategy to 'disregard' parliamentarian
Suzanne Monyak, Roll Call

January 12, 2022
Immigrant Business Owners Are the Key to Supercharging America's Economy
Richard Burke, Entrepreneur

January 11, 2022
For the foreseeable future, immigration will fuel US population growth
Joseph Chamie, The Hill

January 11, 2022
Labor Shortages and the Immigration Shortfall
Giovanni Peri & Reem Zaiour, Econofact

January 10, 2022
Democrats urge Biden to grant deportation relief to at least 2 million immigrants
Ted Hesson, Reuters

January 9, 2022
Slowing Immigration Worsens Job Shortages
Dante Chinni, NBC News

January 6, 2022
Liberals can win the immigration debate
Simon Kuper, Financial Times

January 3, 2022
Archaic System Slowed Immigration Benefits Amid Pandemic
Andrew Kreighbaum, Bloomberg Law

December 21, 2021
Immigration Reform Is Dead
Felipe De La Hoz, The New Republic

Our Mission

"'Closing the Knowledge to Action Gap"

As the United States struggles to build an immigration system for the 21st century, 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 research summaries grouped into 19 different subject 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.

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