For answers to the most common questions about U.S. immigration, see our Quick Statistics on U.S. immigration. For more context, search the , which contains more than 1,300 studies from respected research institutions across the United States. One such respected institution is the Institute for Immigration Research, a joint venture between The Immigrant Learning Center and George Mason University. If you’re looking for some more specific data, you can request a free, . If you want to stay updated on The Immigrant Learning Center’s research, webinars and other projects, sign up for our newsletter.
Featured Research from The ILC Immigration Research Library
The Covid-19 health crisis caused a halt to much of the economic activity Americans long took for granted. One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is Americans have become acquainted with people and companies who have proven instrumental to Americans during the crisis. That includes companies providing or working on medical responses, entrepreneurs whose innovations have made our lives easier and immigrant workers in health care and the food sector. While this report provides important data, it also focuses on one of the most important and often overlooked aspect of immigration – the immigrants themselves and their contributions.
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.
Latest Research: The Immigrant Stories Project
The Immigrant Stories Project aims to provide essential information regarding the immigrant population by combining data and personal stories. The goal is to provide rich data about various immigrant groups through fact sheets on immigrants’ contributions in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas; interviews conducted with immigrants; and a statistical analysis for each immigrant group. This mixed methods approach provides a more comprehensive picture, and our audience will obtain a broader view of immigrants’ vital economic and societal contributions to the metro area and to the United States as a whole.
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.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield and the American Association of Community Colleges
This book showcases exemplary initiatives of community colleges and their partners to integrate immigrant and refugee students, and the ways these students enrich campus life, strengthen communities and benefit the economy. The chapter Reflective Narrative: How Community Colleges can Reframe the Immigration Narrative was written by The ILC Public Education Institute Director Denzil Mohammed.
Published by George Mason University Press
Edited by The ILC founder and CEO Diane Portnoy, Barry Portnoy and Charlie Riggs, Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts chronicles the experience of 11 immigrant groups in the U.S. written by 11 experts in their respective fields.