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Immigration and Migration

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

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

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 Coauthors

We examine the 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

Republicans and Democrats in Different Worlds on Immigration

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Republicans see immigration as a critical threat to the country, say restricting immigration makes the US safer, and support using US troops to stop migrants from crossing into the United States. Democrats, on the other hand, do not consider immigration a critical threat, and their views on policy actions substantially and consistently differ from Republicans.

People's shadows projected on a large 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

Bipartisan Support for Path to Citizenship for Unauthorized Immigrants

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Despite the Trump administration’s approach to immigration, survey data reveals growing support for a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized workers.

New citizens stand, while holding small American flags, during the National Anthem at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services actualization ceremony.
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

Heartland Hospitality: Serving the Needs of the Midwest Economy through Immigration

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Sara McElmurry

In order for the Midwest's hospitality industry to truly thrive, reform for the immigration system is imperative.

A barista pours coffee from a silver pitcher into a cup
Louis Hansel
Immigration and Migration

Immigration a Demographic Lifeline in Midwestern Metros

RESEARCH
Report by Rob Paral

This report examines how immigrants have helped offset native-born population loss and revitalized an aging workforce in 40-plus Midwestern metro areas between 2000 and 2015.

View from the west of the Chicago skyline at sunrise
Brad Knight
Immigration and Migration

Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

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

Health of Refugees: Port of Arrival Versus Permanent Camps

RESEARCH
Report by Aisha Sethi

The report examines two important locales experienced by refugees: permanent camp settings, such as in Za’atari, Jordan, and transitory arrival centers, such as in Lampedusa, Italy.

Tents in a refugee camp in Za'atari, Jordan
UNHCR
Immigration and Migration