The Economic Value of Citizenship for Immigrants in the United States: New MPI Report

"Beyond imparting political and social rights, naturalization appears to confer economic gains for immigrants in the United States, with a wage premium of at least 5 percent, according to a new Migration Policy Institute study (MPI) released today." - MPI, Sept. 11, 2012 .

U.S. Spends More on Immigration Enforcement than on FBI, DEA, Secret Service & All Other Federal Criminal Law Enforcement Agencies Combined

"The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, with the nearly $18 billion spent in fiscal 2012 approximately 24 percent higher than collective spending for the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration...

Unauthorized Immigrant Parents and Their Children's Development: A Summary of the Evidence

" US policy debates about unauthorized immigrants have tended, until recently, to focus on adults and adolescents. Yet several million children, a majority of them born in the United States, would be affected by legalization and feel the effects of current immigration enforcement because they have...

Regional Migration Study Group to Release Report

" Few issues over the last 35 years have shaped and defined the US relationship with Mexico and, increasingly, much of Central America than migration. Thus, getting migration and the issues that fuel and surround it right is vital to the region’s long-term stability, prosperity, and competitiveness...

MPI Report Examines Credential-Recognition Barriers Immigrant Professionals Face

" Foreign-trained professionals in the United States often encounter significant obstacles on their path to professional practice, among them difficulties in demonstrating the value of their past work experience and qualifications. Many must be formally recertified in the United States before they...

MPI Report Examines Global Trends, Challenges in Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

" There has been rapid growth in temporary and provisional migration as rising numbers of skilled professionals seek to migrate and transnational companies increasingly transfer personnel around the world. This skilled migration brings economic benefits but can pose significant challenges for national...

Spheres of Exploitation: Thwarting Actors Who Profit from Illegal Labor, Domestic Servitude, and Sex Work

"Large-scale movement across borders is too often exploited by “bad actors” who manipulate the system for profit. This report analyzes three spheres where perpetrators are motivated by the lure of high profits and low risks: the domestic care sector, the labor market, and the sex industry...

A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

"CGRS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) have collaborated to produce an important report urging lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency. They come, often unaccompanied by an adult, in search of safety, stability,...

The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement (MPI Report)

"The United States has deported a record number of unauthorized immigrants and other removable noncitizens in recent years. More than 4.5 million noncitizens have been removed since Congress passed sweeping legislation in 1996 to toughen the nation’s immigration enforcement system. The pace...

Today MPI Livestream: Detained or Deported: How Parents in the Immigration Enforcement System Can Protect their Children

Detained or Deported: How Parents in the Immigration Enforcement System Can Protect their Children Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:00 to 2:30 P. M. MPI Conference Room 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300 (Third Floor), Washington, DC 20036 With A report release with Michelle Brane, Director...

Report: A Treacherous Journey - Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

"CGRS and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) have collaborated to produce an important report urging lawmakers to reform the U.S. immigration system for migrant children who are coming to our borders with surging frequency. They come, often unaccompanied by an adult, in search of safety, stability,...

New DACA Report and Tool by MPI

"Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at its launch in 2012 had applied for relief from deportation as of July 20, 2014, according to a Migration Policy Institute...