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.
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, Twitter analyses of the immigration discussion and more. The IIR also offers free customized datasheets through Immigration Data on Demand.
This web publication combines data and personal stories to provide essential information on immigrant populations in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD, metro areas. It includes 1) fact sheets about immigrants’ contributions to these areas; 2) interviews about their experiences living in the region, and 3) a statistical analysis for each immigrant group.
Immigration Data on Demand (iDod) provides information to academics, policy-makers and the public with unbiased and objective research related to immigrants and immigration in the United States. This service is provided free of charge to help individuals and institutions examine the immigrant populations of their particular geography.
from the Immigration Research & Information library
An updated report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows that undocumented immigrants pay an average of eight percent of their incomes in state and local taxes: estimated $11.74 billion each year. It finds that undocumented immigrants’ tax contributions could increase by up to $2.1 billion under comprehensive immigration reform.
Both the undocumented population and unauthorized migration to the U.S. have fallen, according to data from the Center for Migration Studies and the Department of Homeland Security. In recent years, only one-third of undocumented residents crossed the southern border, as visa overstays surpassed border crossings for more than a decade.