Immigration News Blog
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Changing Demography and Circumstances for Young Black Children in African and Caribbean Immigrant FamiliesChanging Demography and Circumstances for Young Black Children in African and Caribbean Immigrant Families
This report, the first in a trio of reports from the Young Children of Black Immigrants research initiative, finds that the 813,000 children under the age of 10 who have Black immigrant parents generally fall in the middle of multiple well-being indicators, faring less well than Asian and white children but better than their native-born Black and Hispanic peers. The report examines their family structure, citizenship status, English proficiency, parental characteristics, poverty, housing, and access to social supports.
Profile of Immigrants in Napa CountyProfile of Immigrants in Napa County
This report offers a comprehensive profile of immigration to Napa County, examining the important role that immigrant workers play in the Napa Valley’s wine-related sectors and their fiscal contributions and costs. The authors examine demographic changes in Napa County, tracing immigrants’ origins, economic well-being, education, residence and home ownership, tax payments and public expenditures, and more.
Trade, Variety, and ImmigrationTrade, Variety, and Immigration
Chen Bo and David Jacks document Canada's experience with import variety growth from 1988 to 2007 and relate that growth to the process of immigration. They find that import varieties grew 76 percent resulting in a welfare gain to Canadian consumers of as much as 28 percent. Enhanced immigration flows may be responsible for 25 percent of this import variety growth and its attendant welfare gains for native-born Canadians.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Census Bureau Reports Foreign-Born Households are Larger, Include More Children and GrandparentsNewsroom: Foreign-Born Population: Census Bureau Reports...
The U.S. Census Bureau reported on May 10th that foreign-born households are, on average, larger than native households, have more children under age 18, and are more likely to be multi-generational.
Friday, May 04, 2012
What Immigration Means For US Employment and WagesWhat Immigration Means For US Employment and Wages
U.S. immigration policy continues to be a key issue of debate among federal and state policymakers alike. In that debate, one area of disagreement has been the impact of immigration on the U.S. labor force and the wages of American workers—particularly during today’s difficult economic times.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: What’s at Stake?Arizona's 'Show Me Your Papers' Law in the U.S. Supreme Court
The enactment in April 2010 of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, S.B. 1070, which targets undocumented immigrants and increases the authority of local police, was an ominous sign for the direction of the immigration debate in this country. By signing into law the most restrictive anti-immigrant piece of state legislation the country has ever seen, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) declared that Arizona would pursue its own immigration policy—“attrition through enforcement.”
A Primer on the Legal Arguments in Landmark States’ Rights CaseArizona v. United States' in the U.S. Supreme Court
A Primer on the Legal Arguments in Landmark States’ Rights Case
This month the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a landmark case, State of Arizona v. United States, which challenges the authority of a state to enact its own immigration enforcement laws instead of following federal regulations. A decision is expected in the case before the Court adjourns at the end of June.