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Special Reports

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

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.


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

Immigrants Pay their Fair Share

A recent study by the University of Florida shows that immigrants in Florida pay their fair share of taxes, and in some cases there are several immigrant groups that pay substantially higher taxes.


Published On: Thu, May 02, 2002 | Download File

The Secret of Success: Immigrant Networks Keep Silicon Valley on Top

University of California professor AnnaLee Saxenian’s new study shows that a substantial share of the astounding growth in Silicon Valley can be traced to the labor and capital of foreign nationals.


Published On: Wed, May 01, 2002 | Download File

Embracing American Society: Miami's Immigrants are Anxious to Integrate

A recent study by the University of Florida confirms that immigrants in Miami are assimilating into American society faster than ever before. For scholars, a rise in earnings, English proficiency, and integrated communities indicate immigrants are anxious to fit in.

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

The Value of Undocumented Workers: The Numbers Behind the U.S. - Mexico Immigration Debate

A study by the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that new immigration initiatives must find a balance between controlling labor flows and homeland security. The report shows immigrant workers provide most major sectors of the U.S. economy with valuable labor.


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

Making a Difference in America: Immigrants Continue to Benefit our Nation

Immigration is inextricably part of the American national identity and always has been. Immigrants are an integral part of the structural fiber that has kept the great melting pot flowing with creative ingenuity. The immigrants of times long past laid the framework for this great nation with their blood, sweat and tears.

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

Immigrants Help Sustain Chicago's Economy

A recent university study found undocumented immigrants in Chicago to be strongly committed to working in the U.S. and making significant contributions to the economy. Undocumented workers typically experienced tremendous disadvantages in the labor market despite work experience and human capital accumulations.


Published On: Sat, Mar 02, 2002 | Download File

Preliminary Census Data Released: New Estimates Attempt to Reveal Demographics of U.S.

A recent 2000 Census Bureau report finds an increase in foreign-born residents who are naturalized citizens. Survey data shows the foreign-born percentage of the U.S. population remains constant.  Increased homeownership, wages and education indicate immigrants faring well.


Published On: Fri, Mar 01, 2002 | Download File

Immigrants Proud To Represent: U.S. In Winter Olympics

U.S. officials expect this year's Winter Games to promote greater international cooperation and peace. Immigrant athletes realize their Olympic dreams as members of the U.S team.

Published On: Sat, Feb 02, 2002 | Download File