American Immigrant Policy Portal
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Research to Inform Policy and Practice   
on Migration-Related Issues
Policy-related reports, studies, and information about the challenge and promise of immigrant integration. Materials organized by collection topic.
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FeatureResearchFeatured Research
Report finds that refugees are making significant contributions to
the economy of central Ohio.

More than 16,000 refugees have resettled in central Ohio since 1983, most of them in the past 10 years. These individuals have contributed greatly to the economic health of the region. Impact of Refugees in Central Ohio, a report prepared by Community Research Partners (CRP) - a partnership of the City of Columbus, Ohio State University and other groups, discusses the long-term social and economic impacts of the refugee community in central Ohio. Using a variety of research methodologies, including focus groups with refugees themselves, the CRP researchers estimate that the central Ohio refugee community contributes $1.6 billion to the Columbus Metropolital Statistical Area economy and supports 21, 273 jobs in the region. With 13.6 percent of employed

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NewResearchNew Public Policy Research and Reports

lcLatest Commentary
A selection of recent OpEds from immigration researchers and major opinion leaders

Margie McHugh,
Migration Policy Institute
Daniel Perrin, The Hill
David Brooks, The New York Times
Kelly J. Baker, The Atlantic
Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post 

Laura Secorun Palet, Ozy


How Well Are Young Children of Refugees Integrating into the United States, Migration Policy Institute, Webinar, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT, March 23, 2016  


Regional Collaboration: Building Collaboration for Effective Implementation, National Partnership for New Americans, Webinar, 3:00-4:00 pm, March 29, 2016

Prosecuting Immigration Services Fraud, American Bar Association, Webinar, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT,
March 30, 2016

Connecting Hard-to-Serve Populations with Jobs: Successful Solutions for Skilled Immigrant Integration, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Webinar, 3:00-4:15 pm EDT, March 30, 2016        

Welcoming Interactive, Welcoming America, Atlanta, GA, April 19-21, 2016

Cultural Competency Training for Medical and Mental Healthcare Professionals, PA Dept. of Human Services, PA Developmental Disabilities Council, Ecwiti Group, Philadelphia, PA, April 28, 2016  





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