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Immigration and Migration

A Global Welcome: Metro Chicago's Approach to Immigrant Inclusion

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

Chicago is positioned to elevate itself as a bold city, capable of taking on cutting-edge policies and providing accessible opportunities for all residents.

A young woman in Delaware holds a sign saying, "No human being is illegal"
findingamerican.com
Immigration and Migration

Coming Together or Coming Apart?

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Attitudes of foreign policy opinion leaders and the public in the Trump Era.

Shadows cast from a crowd of people in front of an American flag.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Ready to Work: Understanding Immigrant Skills in the United States to Build a Competitive Labor Force

RESEARCH
Report by Rob Paral

As the United States strives to build a workforce that will maintain its economic competitiveness, we must invest in education and training for foreign-born workers.

DACA recipient and engineering student works on a circuit board.
REUTERS
Immigration and Migration

Looking Back to Look Forward: Lessons from the Immigration Histories

RESEARCH
Report by Rob Paral

Cities of the American Midwest were largely built by immigration, and immigrants were a key component of the population growth these cities experienced in the early decades of the last century.

Chicago skyline.
Allen McGregor
Immigration and Migration

Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

The United States needs pragmatic, sensible approaches to immigration that will improve the nation’s security while balancing its role in other key national interests.

People wait in line at the US-Mexico border.
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Growing Partisan Divides on Immigration

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Partisan divides on immigration issues are at their widest points. Democrats’ concerns have dropped dramatically, but Republicans continue to see it as a large threat.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services envelop and US flag
Reuters
Public Opinion

Holding Steady: Public Opinion on Immigration

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

This survey showed that opinion was split on whether these unaccompanied minors should be treated as refugees or undocumented immigrants.

People wait in line at the US-Mexico border.
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

2014  Chicago Council Immigration Survey

RESEARCH
Report by Multiple Authors

A Chicago Council on Global Affairs report which shows bipartisan support among Midwestern business leaders to pass immigration reform.

 View of Chicago skyline from Indiana
Tom Gill
Public Opinion

In Mexico, President Obama Expresses Optimism for Immigration Reform, But Many Americans Express Bias against Mexican Immigrants

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Americans support some variation of immigration reform, but half overstate unauthorized immigration levels to the US, which intensifies bias against Mexican immigrants.

President Obama in front of a world map.
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Informed Midwesterners More Likely to Support Immigration Reform

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

While the midwestern public is somewhat divided on specific reforms, those who have accurate information about shifting immigration flows and changing labor needs express majority support for key immigration policy proposals.

US-Mexico border crossing
Simon Foot
Public Opinion