Skip to Content


Integration and Citizenship

Immigrant Success or Stagnation?: Confronting the Claim of Latino Non-Advancement

Latinos experience substantial socioeconomic progress across generations compared to both their immigrant forefathers and native Anglos. But this fact is lost in statistical portraits of the Latino population which don’t distinguish between the large number of newcomers and those who have been in the United States for generations. Advocates of restrictive immigration policies often use such aggregate statistics to make the dubious claim that Latinos are unable or unwilling to advance like the European immigrants of a century ago.

Published On: Wed, Oct 01, 2003 | Download File

Migrating to Recovery: The Role of Immigration in Urban Renewal

Policymakers in states from Iowa to Utah and in cities from Albuquerque to Boston have realized that immigration is a key source of long-term economic vitality, particularly in urban areas experiencing population loss, shrinking labor pools and growing numbers of retirees. Immigration, if properly cultivated, can be a key ingredient in urban economic development and recovery.


Published On: Tue, Jul 01, 2003 | Download File

U.S. Soldiers from Around the World: Immigrants Fight for an Adopted Homeland

As American troops, including many immigrants, are now engaged in military action in Iraq, the Immigration Policy Center has updated its fact sheet about the role and participation of immigrants in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Published On: Sat, Mar 01, 2003 | Download File

Foreign Students on Campus: An Asset to Our Nation

Americans are rightfully proud of our nation's higher education system. Scholars come to the U.S. from all over the world and we have historically educated many of the world's leaders. But the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have created new challenges that threaten our position as the premier higher education destination in the world.

Published On: Sat, Feb 01, 2003 | Download File

Creating Common Ground: California's Strategies For Integrating Newcomers

A recent study by the Little Hoover Commission suggests that California policymakers need to consider new public programs in order to successfully assimilate immigrants. The Commission's recommendations attempt to align federal immigration policy with the interests of state and community integration.

Published On: Tue, Oct 01, 2002 | Download File

ESL Helps Immigrants Integrate: Interest Remains High Despite a National Shortage of ESL Programs

Although the immigrant population increased during the past decade, the 2000 U.S. Census indicates that the rate of assimilation is keeping pace. Recent studies show that improved English language education may lead to an increase in this rate and help immigrants achieve their goals of a more complete integration into American society.

Published On: Tue, Jul 02, 2002 | Download File

The Passage From India: A Brief History of Indian Immigration to the U.S.

From humble beginnings, Indian immigrants have overcome great odds to become one of the most influential communities in American society today.

Published On: Sun, Jun 02, 2002 | Download File

Embracing American Society: Miami's Immigrants are Anxious to Integrate

A recent study by the University of Florida confirms that immigrants in Miami are assimilating into American society faster than ever before. For scholars, a rise in earnings, English proficiency, and integrated communities indicate immigrants are anxious to fit in.

Published On: Tue, Apr 02, 2002 | Download File

Making a Difference in America: Immigrants Continue to Benefit our Nation

Immigration is inextricably part of the American national identity and always has been. Immigrants are an integral part of the structural fiber that has kept the great melting pot flowing with creative ingenuity. The immigrants of times long past laid the framework for this great nation with their blood, sweat and tears.

Published On: Mon, Apr 01, 2002 | Download File

A Good Exchange Rate: The Value of International Education Programs

International education and cultural exchange programs continue to offer foreign students an important perspective on American society. Government agencies discuss new measures to improve student visa process.

Published On: Sat, Feb 02, 2002 | Download File