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Special Reports

Our most in-depth publication, Special Reports provide detailed analyses of special topics in U.S. immigration policy.

The Value of Undocumented Workers: The Numbers Behind the U.S. - Mexico Immigration Debate

A study by the Pew Hispanic Center suggests that new immigration initiatives must find a balance between controlling labor flows and homeland security. The report shows immigrant workers provide most major sectors of the U.S. economy with valuable labor.


Published On: Mon, Apr 01, 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

Immigrants Help Sustain Chicago's Economy

A recent university study found undocumented immigrants in Chicago to be strongly committed to working in the U.S. and making significant contributions to the economy. Undocumented workers typically experienced tremendous disadvantages in the labor market despite work experience and human capital accumulations.


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

Preliminary Census Data Released: New Estimates Attempt to Reveal Demographics of U.S.

A recent 2000 Census Bureau report finds an increase in foreign-born residents who are naturalized citizens. Survey data shows the foreign-born percentage of the U.S. population remains constant.  Increased homeownership, wages and education indicate immigrants faring well.


Published On: Fri, Mar 01, 2002 | Download File

Immigrants Proud To Represent: U.S. In Winter Olympics

U.S. officials expect this year's Winter Games to promote greater international cooperation and peace. Immigrant athletes realize their Olympic dreams as members of the U.S team.

Published On: Sat, Feb 02, 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

Buchanan Misses the Mark: Latest Anti-Immigrant Book Doesn't Ring True

The Death of the West, the title of Pat Buchanan's latest book, has a provocative but very misleading ring to it. Indeed, the author of Right From the Beginning should reissue this new work under the more honest rubric, Wrong From the Start.

Published On: Fri, Feb 01, 2002 | Download File