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Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health
Kaiser Family Foundation, December 2017, 24 pp.
Immigration policy has been and continues to be a controversial topic in the United States. This brief provides insight into how the current environment is affecting the daily lives, well-being, and health of immigrant families, including their children. The findings are based on focus groups with parents in immigrant families from 15 countries and interviews with pediatricians who serve immigrant communities.   more info >

Immigration and the Economy
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, December 2017, 6 pp.
This report describes labor force projections and the role of immigration in Minnesota's economy.   more info >

State and Local Fiscal Effects of Immigration
Urban Institute, June 2017, 19 pp.
Differences in state taxes paid and benefits received for immigrants and native-born Americans are driven by differences in demographic characteristics. Spending on immigrants is somewhat greater primarily because they have more school age children. Fiscal impacts also vary by state. This brief presents results across states.   more info >

Immigrants and Minnesota's Workforce
University of Minnesota, Office of University Economic Development, January 2017, 22 pp.
The purpose of this report is to describe a range of important factors in understanding the demographic changes underway in Minnesota, with particular attention to evolving trends related to immigrants and refugees, and what role these changes will have on the state.   more info >

Greater Minnesota: Refined and Revisited
Minnesota State Demographic Center, January 2017, 68 pp.
This report details demographic and economic characteristics of Minnesota's residents using a four-tiered definition of an area--urban, large town, small town, and rural--based on both population size and proximity to other communities.   more info >

Characteristics of the U.S. Population by Generational Status: 2013: Current Population Survey Reports
United States Census Bureau, November 2016, 44 pp.
A national look at demographic characteristics, educational attainment, employment, poverty status, homeownership, voting, and other indicators by generation: first generation or foreign born, second generation (at least one foreign-born parent), and third and higher generation (both parents are native born).   more info >

Demographic Trends of Children of Immigrants
Urban Institute, October 2016, 8 pp.
From 2006 to 2014, the number of children ages 0 to 17 with at least one immigrant parent grew by 2 million children, from 15.7 to 17.7 million. They account for nearly one-quarter of all children in the United States. This brief highlights national, state and metro level information, using data from the 2013 and 2014 American Community Surveys.   more info >

Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrant and Native-Born Populations in Rural and Urban Places
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, October 2016, 8 pp.
This brief uses American Community Survey five-year estimates to document the demographic and economic characteristics of the immigrant and native-born populations in the United States by metropolitan status.   more info >

Refugee Integration in the United States
Center for American Progress, June 2016, 56 pp.
This report examines how refugee groups in the United States fare in the long run. It finds that over time, refugees integrate well into their new communities. After being in the United States for 10 years, refugees are in many regards similar to their U.S.-born neighbors, with similar rates of labor force participation and business ownership.   more info >

Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience.   more info >

Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065: Views of Immigration's Impact on U.S. Society Mixed
Pew Research Center, September 2015, 128 pp.
This report presents some key findings of a Pew Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data and Pew Research U.S. population projections through 2065, which provide a 100-year look at immigration's impact on population growth and on racial and ethnic change. In addition, this report uses Pew Research survey data to examine U.S. public attitudes toward immigration, and it employs census data to analyze changes in the characteristics of recently arrived immigrants and paint a statistical portrait of the historical and 2013 foreign-born populations.   more info >

A Transformation in Mexican Migration to the United States
Carsey School of Public Policy, July 2015, 6 pp.
This policy brief uses data from the 2008 and 2013 American Community Surveys to compare the demographic and socioeconomic profiles of Mexican immigrants. The analysis reveals that the shift in migration has coincided with changes in the composition of the Mexican population coming to the United States.   more info >

The Art of Community: Creativity at the Crossroads of Immigrant Cultures and Social Services
The Institute for Cultural Partnerships, and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, July 2013, 36 pp.
This report consists of case studies which show how practicing cultural traditions and participating in arts activities can have a positive impact on the resettlement process and well-being of individuals from immigrant communities.   more info >

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