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Public Religion Research Institute;
The last four years of U.S. immigration policy have been driven by the Trump administration's aggressive stance against all types of immigration, legal and illegal. President Joe Biden has promised to reverse many restrictive immigration policies from the Trump era by reforming the asylum system, raising the cap on refugee admissions, revoking the travel ban on immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, halting the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, suspending all deportations for the first 100 days of his presidency, making the DACA program permanent, and sending a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress. The Republican and Democratic parties offer starkly different perspectives on immigration-related issues. But what would an immigration policy that followed American public opinion look like? This report outlines responses to a survey of public opinion on topics such as DACA, the border wall, refugees, and more.
Public Policy Institute of California;
Provides data on the number of illegal immigrants in the United States, countries of origin, areas of settlement, demographics, reasons for immigrating, economic role, and fiscal impact, as well as public attitudes and the immigration policy debate.
National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP);
Family immigration quotas are inadequate and result in separation and long waits for Americans, lawful permanent residents and close family members. Approximately 4 million people are waiting in family immigration backlogs, according to data obtained from the U.S. Department of State and Department of Homeland Security. The wait time for a U.S. citizen petitioning for a brother or sister from the Philippines exceeds 20 years. A U.S. citizen petitioning for either a married (3rd preference) or unmarried (1st preference) son or daughter (21 years or older) can expect to wait 6 to 17 years, depending on the country or origin. Research shows legal immigrants experience faster wage growth than natives, are more likely to start businesses and have higher median years of schooling. Raising family immigration quotas would serve both the humanitarian and economic interests of the United States.
A toolkit for Christian education and action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Human Rights First;
As Congress and the Trump Administration debate immigration policy reforms, one critical—and often misrepresented—piece of information is the extent to which individuals in immigration removal proceedings comply with their court appearance obligations. Based on available data, it is clear that immigrants appear for their immigration court hearings at high rates, particularly when they have legal representation or case management support, and accurate information related to the court process.
The Integration Centre;
This is a survey among members of the Dáil, with the purpose of ascertaining (Teachtaí Dála) TDs opinions, attitudes and interactions with immigration and immigrants.
Immigration Policy Center;
The debate over S. 2611, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, has been clouded by grossly exaggerated estimates of the likely scale of future immigration under the bill.
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press;
Examines public opinions of legal and illegal immigrants, immigration along the Mexican border, populations from Asia and Latin America, and proposed policy solutions. Includes a survey of five metropolitan areas with recent immigration increase.
This paper empirically examines how immigration impacts a nation's policies and institutions and finds no evidence of negative and some evidence of positive impacts in institutional quality as a result of immigration.
Migration Policy Centre;
This paper contains a review of the economics literature on the issue of the relationship between immigration and welfare. The review is organised around two questions. First, are immigrants, especially low-skilled immigrants, attracted to welfare-generous states? Second, are immigrants more likely to be recipients of welfare compared to natives? The evidence with respect to both questions suggests that the more extreme fears sometimes expressed in public discourse are exaggerated. While some groups of immigrants might be attracted to welfare-generous states, the effect is unlikely to be significant in terms of public budgets. Similarly, while examples do appear of certain sub-groups of immigrants using welfare more intensively than natives, there are many examples where the opposite holds or where no difference is found. In spite of these findings, a case can still be made that policies should be adopted which convince native populations that excess welfare use by immigrants cannot arise. Such policies may be needed if on-going immigration, which is desirable on many grounds, is to avoid negative political pressure.
National Small Business Association;
Throughout the year, NSBA conducts a series of surveys and quick polls, chief among them are our two Economic Reports: the NSBA Mid-Year Economic Report and the NSBA Year-End Economic Report. This survey, "The 2013 Workforce and Immigration Survey" is focused on how small-business owners deal with issues addressing their workforce, namely, training and education, unionization, and a significant portion is dedicated to immigration issues.
Carsey School of Public Policy at The University of New Hampshire;
Immigration is an important source of population growth and demographic diversity in the United States. Immigration introduces a more multicultural and multiracial population, as well as linguistic diversity and disparities in education and income. These changes have created social and economic vitality in some respects, but they also have created challenges and are sometimes met with anxiety and backlash. Immigration is a contentious topic in politics, and the U.S. Congress has debated but has not yet passed a comprehensive bill to reform immigration policy. Although much of the attention to immigration has focused on large metropolitan areas and border states such as Arizona and California, immigration has also affected smaller cities and rural areas.