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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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Jan 02 2013

Academy Award nominated film: Sun Come Up

Sun Come Up is an Academy Award® nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film provokes discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe.

Summary of the film:

Documentary film following the relocation of some of the Carteret Islanders, a peaceful community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home. The film follows a group of young Carteret Islanders as they search for land in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea 50 miles across the open ocean. The move will not be easy as Bougainville is recovering from a 10-year civil war.

The film is available in the HKUL at http://library.hku.hk/record=b4715606.

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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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Dec 01 2011

Latest reports from IssueLab

Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans Final Evaluation Report

Contributing organization(s): Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. The report documents five years of grantmaking throughout the state of Minnesota totaling $5.3 million. Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans was designed to improve the health of immigrants and refugees and help strengthen communities. The report features stories, data and tools that have helped connect new Americans with each other and to the…

[Source: IssueLab]

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Oct 13 2011

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. 10 Years of War - An FP Roundtable
  2. Will the Real Benjamin Netanyahu Please Stand Up?
  3. The Price of Failure
  4. From Tahrir Square to Wall Street
  5. The IgNobels
  6. Are You So Mad at Pakistan You Can’t Feel Sorry for Them?
  7. South Africa’s Dictator Dance
  8. Ten Years in Afghanistan
  9. The America Issue
  10. America’s Pacific Century
  11. The Myth of American Exceptionalism
  12. America Really Was That Great
  13. Written on the Wall
  14. America at Dusk
  15. Think Again: Nuclear Power

 

[Source: Foreign Policy, 5th - 12th October 2011]

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