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Jun 07 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Feature
Counting the Uncountable: Overseas Americans
The immigration debate in the United States often focuses on how many foreign born enter and reside in the country. Much less attention is paid to Americans who live abroad — a population estimated at anywhere from 2 million to 7 million. This article examines the challenges of enumerating this population and also explores top destinations for American expats, their livelihoods, and motivations for leaving the United States.

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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May 23 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Feature
Integrating Europe’s Muslim Minorities: Public Anxieties, Policy Responses
Muslim integration is one of the most contentious issues in the immigration debate in Europe, and one that gets to the heart of public anxieties about immigration. This article explores public perception toward Muslims in Western Europe and the array of integration policies that countries in the region have adopted during the past several years.

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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May 08 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Policy Beat
Sweeping Senate Bill Sets the Stage for Fundamental Overhaul of US Immigration System


After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of US senators informally called the “Gang of Eight” in mid-April introduced long-awaited legislation for sweeping reform of the US immigration system. This article provides a summary of the Senate bill’s provisions and outlines the main critiques and obstacles ahead, including a tight legislative calendar, a difficult political dynamic in the House of Representatives, and an early stumbling block precipitated by the Boston Marathon bombing.

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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May 08 2013

Handpicked Articles from Race and Social Problems

Race and Social Problems provides an international and multidisciplinary forum for issues germane to race and its enduring relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political, and cultural problems. The journal publishes original empirical studies, reviews of past research, theoretical studies, and invited essays that advance the understanding of the complexities of race and its relationship to social problems. Coverage includes anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, public health, social work, and sociology.

You can download and save these free articles to your computer, iPad or mobile device:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4288839

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Apr 18 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

Immigration in the United States: New Economic, Social, Political Landscapes with Legislative Reform on the Horizon
Immigration has contributed to many of the economic, social, and political processes that are foundational to the United States as a nation since the first newcomers arrived over 400 years ago. After brushes with immigration reform that began in 2001 and continued in 2006 and 2007, the United States seems to be on the threshold of overhauling the legal immigration system in the most substantive way since 1965. This article provides a comprehensive overview of major legislation and events affecting US immigration throughout history, legal and illegal immigration flows, postrecession immigration trends, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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Feb 07 2013

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

MPI Issues Handy Compilation of Sought-After Data on Immigrants in the U.S.

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released its annual compilation of statistics on immigrants in the United States, offering some of the most sought-after data on current and historical immigration trends, as well as the current size of the foreign-born population, employment rates, geographic concentrations and more. The U.S. immigrant population of 40.4 million in 2011 is the world’s largest immigrant population.

 

The data article in the Migration Information Source, MPI’s online journal, provides data to answer the following questions and more:

  • How many immigrants are in the United States today?
  • What are the historical numbers and shares of immigrants in the United States?
  • How many unauthorized immigrants are here? Where are they from?
  • What percentage of the immigrant population is college educated?
  • How many immigrants work in the labor force?
  • What kinds of jobs do they have?
  • What is the unemployment rate among immigrants?
  • Which states and counties have the largest and fastest-growing foreign-born populations?
  • Which states have the highest/lowest percentages of Mexican-born immigrants?
  • How many of the foreign born came as refugees and asylees?

 

The Spotlight draws on data from MPI, the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) and decennial Census, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information Technology.

 

The complete article can be found online at: http://my.migrationpolicy.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=7TwGVL8a5aoscMZQ%2BMRJG9lxoRE07hzO

 

MPI’s Data Hub offers significant current and historical demographic, educational, workforce, linguistic, and income and poverty data on immigrants nationally and by state. To access the data by state, visit: www.migrationinformation.org/DataHub/acscensus.cfm.

 

[Source: Migration Information Source]

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Feb 07 2013

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Live, from Beirut…
  2. Mali Is Not a Stan
  3. A Maritime Balkans of the 21st Century?
  4. The Contagion Effect
  5. Secretary of Schlep
  6. On the Warpath with France’s Avant-Garde
  7. Think Again: Immigration

[Source: Foreign Policy, 29th - 31st January 2013]

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Oct 05 2012

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source

  1. Disentangling Immigration and International Development in the United States
  2. Refugees and Asylees in the United States
  3. Strengthening Pre-Departure Orientation Programmes in Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines
  4. Parenting Behavior, Health, and Cognitive Development Among Children in Black Immigrant Families
  5. Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health

 [Source: Migration Information Source]

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Apr 17 2012

Latest reports from IssueLab

  1. Affording Health Care and Education on the Minimum Wage
  2. Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care
  3. Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work
  4. The Devolution Initiative Evaluation: Innovation and Learning at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  5. Growth in World Contraceptive Use Stalling; 215 Million Women?s Needs Still Unmet
  6. The Impact on Inequality of Raising the Social Security Retirement Age
  7. Looking For Shadows: Evaluating Community Change in the Annie E. Casey Foundation Plain Talk Initiative
  8. Low-wage Workers Are Older and Better Educated than Ever
  9. Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers, Second Edition
  10. Looking Out for the Future: An Orientation for Twenty-First Century Philanthropists
  11. The Minimum Wage Is Too Damn Low
[Source: IssueLab]

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Apr 11 2012

Latest Resources from Migration Informatio​n Source - April 3, 2012

  1. Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States
  2. Interested in information on annual naturalization trends, illegal immigration, the geographical distribution of immigrants in the United States, current and historical shares, and a host of other topics? MPI’s Jeanne Batalova and Alicia Lee have assembled the latest, most interesting data on immigrants and immigration into one easy-to-use resource.

  3. Rapid Growth in Singapore’s Immigrant Population Brings Policy Challenges
  4. Over the past decade, Singapore’s multicultural yet nationalist society has experienced substantial inflows of Asian and Western professionals, low-skilled migrants from across Southeast Asia, and new immigrants from nontraditional sending countries. This, coupled with increasingly permanent emigration of educated and skilled Singaporeans, has presented the city-state with complex challenges related to migration policymaking.

[Source: Migration Policy Institute]

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