The Urban Institute's research on immigrants and immigration spans four interconnected domains: federal, state, and local immigration enforcement and integration policy; refugees and international migration; immigrant children, families, and communities; and the immigrant workforce. We explore these domains by understanding the quickly changing demographics of immigration and providing tools to allow practitioners and policymakers to find hard-to-access data relevant to their work; studying how to connect low-income immigrant families to vital supports such as human services programs and nonprofit providers, and investigating how to make those systems work better for immigrant families, particularly those with language barriers or undocumented status; and analyzing the impact of local, state, and federal policy and practice on the well-being and integration of communities, immigrant families, and workers.


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Principal Research Associate
Sol Price Fellow
Senior Fellow