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Our most in-depth publication, Special Reports provide detailed analyses of special topics in U.S. immigration policy.

Foreign Policy Fallout: Assessing the Risks of Post-Sept. 11 Immigration Policies

Some of the restrictive policies toward non-citizens implemented after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 – particularly those affecting visa processing and others targeting Muslims and Arabs – may undermine U.S. foreign policy in the long term. According to foreign policy experts, these policies risk damaging U.S. relations with the international community without enhancing national security.

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Published On: Thu, May 01, 2003 | Download File

The Role of Remittances in the World's Economy

Remittances – money immigrants and foreign workers send abroad to their families – exert a key positive influence on the global economy, concludes a new report by the World Bank. The report carries implications for everything from U.S. policies on temporary workers to international development assistance.

Published On: Tue, Apr 01, 2003 | Download File

U.S. Soldiers from Around the World: Immigrants Fight for an Adopted Homeland

As American troops, including many immigrants, are now engaged in military action in Iraq, the Immigration Policy Center has updated its fact sheet about the role and participation of immigrants in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Published On: Sat, Mar 01, 2003 | Download File

Foreign Students on Campus: An Asset to Our Nation

Americans are rightfully proud of our nation's higher education system. Scholars come to the U.S. from all over the world and we have historically educated many of the world's leaders. But the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have created new challenges that threaten our position as the premier higher education destination in the world.

Published On: Sat, Feb 01, 2003 | Download File

Have We Learned the Lessons of History? World War II Japanese Internment &Today's Secret Detentions

n the aftermath of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, our leaders have begun exercising extraordinary powers to ensure our collective safety, sacrificing the personal liberties of some, particularly immigrants, in the process. Read more...

Published On: Tue, Oct 01, 2002 | Download File

Creating Common Ground: California's Strategies For Integrating Newcomers

A recent study by the Little Hoover Commission suggests that California policymakers need to consider new public programs in order to successfully assimilate immigrants. The Commission's recommendations attempt to align federal immigration policy with the interests of state and community integration.

Published On: Tue, Oct 01, 2002 | Download File

Mexican Immigrant Workers and the U.S. Economy: An Increasingly Vital Role

America's current immigration policies are antiquated and fail to recognize the importance of Mexican workers to the national economy. U.S. immigration law must provide ways for Mexican workers to enter and remain in the U.S., in both temporary and permanent status, with protections to assure that they have the dignity and respect they deserve, given the important contributions they make to America. The status quo can no longer be accepted if the United States is to remain the world's leading economy.

Published On: Sun, Sep 01, 2002 | Download File

ESL Helps Immigrants Integrate: Interest Remains High Despite a National Shortage of ESL Programs

Although the immigrant population increased during the past decade, the 2000 U.S. Census indicates that the rate of assimilation is keeping pace. Recent studies show that improved English language education may lead to an increase in this rate and help immigrants achieve their goals of a more complete integration into American society.

Published On: Tue, Jul 02, 2002 | Download File

Mexican Immigrants Await Reforms: Negotiating an Enduring Framework for Immigrants

Notre Dame professor Jorge Bustamante concludes that both the U.S. and Mexican economies benefit by “regularizing” undocumented immigrants. Current immigration restrictions disrupt labor flows and lives along U.S.-Mexican border.

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Published On: Mon, Jul 01, 2002 | Download File

The Passage From India: A Brief History of Indian Immigration to the U.S.

From humble beginnings, Indian immigrants have overcome great odds to become one of the most influential communities in American society today.

Published On: Sun, Jun 02, 2002 | Download File