With so much conflicting information about immigrants, how do you get to the truth?
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. launched the Public Education Institute in 2003 to help answer this question. We have commissioned 13 research reports on immigrants as entrepreneurs, workers and consumers, and we continue to develop fact sheets about the contributions of the foreign-born to Massachusetts.
National-level research and customizable datasheets are generated by the Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture between The ILC and George Mason University launched in 2012.
To make sense of all the information available about immigrants and to identify the credible research from the questionable, we maintain a searchable, online library of Immigration Research and Information drawn from respected research institutions across the United States.
from the immigration research & information library
This article explains sanctuary policies to counter false characterizations of sanctuary cities. It describes the legal principles backing sanctuary policies and the rationale for non-cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. The authors, all law professors, also provide a public online library of all the sanctuary policies they’ve reviewed.
A distinguished panel of 22 experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine for a three-year study of immigration concluded, among other things, that high-skilled immigrants have a significant positive impact on the economy and that immigration “can act as an engine of economic growth.”
The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), a joint venture between The Immigrant Learning Center and George Mason University, produces interdisciplinary research on immigrants and immigration to the United States. Projects include Immigrant Nobel Prize Winners, mapping immigrant populations, surveys of high-skilled immigrant professionals, and Twitter analyses of the immigration discussion. The IIR also offers free customized datasheets through Immigration Data on Demand. To learn more or submit a data request, visit their website .