Labor force growth increasingly depends on immigrants and their children

Investing in the education of the children of immigrants will pay off in the long run as these workers play a prominent—and needed—role in our labor force.

World Refugee Day: A stark reminder

In the past few years, new or intensifying sources of oppression, war, and destruction have accelerated the rate at which people are fleeing their home countries.

Facing immigrant integration challenges in German and US cities

In the two nations with the highest numbers of foreign-born persons within their borders, how do you balance welcoming policy with public response?

A better alternative to deportation raids

In Spain, immigrants were able to take advantage of the country’s 2005 regularization program that granted amnesty to more than 570,000 undocumented immigrants.

Low-income children in Silicon Valley are missing out on preschool benefits

In Silicon Valley, 73 percent of low-income children are not enrolled in preschool at age 3, compared with 48 percent of those who are not low-income.

Fulfilling the promise of preschool in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is known for its innovation and wealth, but it’s also home to 50,000 low-income children who could benefit from high-quality early education.

Naturalization pays off for immigrants and their communities

In a study of 21 cities, citizenship for eligible immigrants could generate earnings and employment gains totaling $5.7 billion.

How communities can support immigrant families

When immigrants are able to fully participate in the economic and social life of their adopted country, it benefits them and their communities.

Immigrant and native workers compete for different low-skilled jobs

Even if undocumented immigrants become authorized to work, that still may not be enough to increase competition with natives for low-skilled jobs.

The Supplemental Poverty Measure reveals the limits of the safety net for immigrants

The new measure factors in additional expenses and government assistance. Immigrants’ increase in poverty rates was by far the largest of any group.