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 claims to expose the white nationalist roots of the
immigration restriction movement in the United States

This report from People for the American Way traces the origins of three organizations dominating the immigration restriction movement in the U.S.:  the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA, and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) -- all of which, according to the authors, "have ties to the dark underbelly of the anti-immigrant movement, which smears immigrants using racial terms, plays to fears of demographic change, and caters to those who want the U.S. to be and remain a nation run by and for a white majority." The "architect" of all three organizations is John Tanton, who "has made it clear that one of the major factors driving his anti-immigration activism is his interest in the United States remaining a majority-white nation." The report notes that the three organizations are

NewResearchNew Public Policy Research and Reports

NewVideosNew Videos uploaded to the Portal YouTube Channel

PBS Economics Correspondent Paul Salmons reports on how refugee resettlement has helped to revive Utica, New York

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

Amanda Bergson
-Shilcock, National Skills Coalition Blog 
Miriam Feldblum
, The Chronicle of Higher Education 
The New York Times  
Daniel L. Byman,
Brookings Blog 
Jeet Heer
, New Republic 
Reihan Salam
, Slate 
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