Walter Ewing

Walter Ewing, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at the American Immigration Council. In addition to authoring numerous reports for the Council, he has published articles in the Journal on Migration and Human Security, Society, the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, and the Stanford Law and Policy Review. He also authored a chapter in Debates on U.S. Immigration, published by SAGE in 2012. Mr. Ewing received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School in 1997. Follow him on Twitter @WalterAEwing.

Immigrant Workers Enhance and Expand the U.S. Economy

Immigrant Workers Enhance and Expand the U.S. Economy

Over the years, more and more economists have come to the conclusion that immigrant workers “complement” the native-born majority of the labor force by bringing different sets of skills and different demographic profiles with them, both of which enhance and expand the economy as a whole. Immigration restrictionists, in defiance of this growing body of […]

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Most Americans Reject Trump’s Nativist Agenda

Written by on June 27, 2016 in Elections, Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
Most Americans Reject Trump’s Nativist Agenda

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump may claim to speak in the name of the “American people,” but the fact is that most Americans continue to reject his nativist rhetoric of fear and hate. This is apparent from the results of a survey conducted by the Brookings Institution and Public Religion Research Institute between April 4 […]

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Why Broadening U.S.-Mexico Cooperation is Good for America

Written by on June 21, 2016 in Economics, Integration with 0 Comments
Why Broadening U.S.-Mexico Cooperation is Good for America

The U.S.-Mexico border is not simply the dividing line between two separate nations. It is a vast expanse of communities that span both sides of the border, integrating the United States and Mexico economically and socially. In other words, it is impossible to capture the reality of El Paso without also including Ciudad Juarez, or […]

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Number of Refugees and Internally Displaced Now at an All-Time High

Written by on June 20, 2016 in Asylum, Refugee Status with 0 Comments
Number of Refugees and Internally Displaced Now at an All-Time High

This year, World Refugee Day marks a grim historical milestone: The number of people fleeing their homes to escape war and persecution is now higher than it has ever been since the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) began keeping records in the 1950s. In the 2015 edition of its annual Global Trends report, […]

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These Anti-Immigrant Organizations Are Behind the Effort to Derail Executive Action on Immigration

These Anti-Immigrant Organizations Are Behind the Effort to Derail Executive Action on Immigration

The tentacles of the modern anti-immigrant movement in the United States extend far and wide, but they emanate from a single source: John Tanton—a white nationalist trying his hardest to ensure that racial and ethnic minorities, fed by immigration and relatively high birth rates, don’t one day outnumber non-Latino whites. Tanton’s racist vision of the […]

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The Ever-Changing Demographics of America

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The Ever-Changing Demographics of America

If there’s one constant throughout human history, it’s that everything changes. New scientific discoveries are made and new technologies are invented. New nations are born from the ashes of warfare or revolution. And people move from place to place in search of better lives for themselves and their descendants. In a society like the United […]

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Report on Immigrant Welfare Use is Fundamentally Flawed—Here’s Why

Written by on May 10, 2016 in Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
Report on Immigrant Welfare Use is Fundamentally Flawed—Here’s Why

It’s déjà vu all over again at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Having released one flawed report on immigrant “welfare” use late last year, CIS has followed up with another that contains the same flaws. The biggest shortcoming of both reports is that they count the public benefits utilized by U.S.-born children as costs […]

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Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan Would Seriously Damage the U.S. Economy

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Economics, Elections with 1 Comment
Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan Would Seriously Damage the U.S. Economy

Donald Trump’s approach to immigration seems to rest on three pillars: the construction of a big wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, the banning of all Muslim immigration to the United States, and the deportation of every man, woman, and child found to be in the country without authorization. This is an immigration plan rooted […]

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New Data Sheds Light on Sprawling, Often For-Profit, Immigration Detention System

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Detention with 0 Comments
New Data Sheds Light on Sprawling, Often For-Profit, Immigration Detention System

It is easy to forget at times just how sprawling and labyrinthine the U.S. immigration detention system truly is. But this is an important fact to keep in mind. Due to the sheer size and complexity of the detention system, detainees are easily “lost” to their family members and attorneys. At any time, with no […]

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How a Border Wall Would Hurt the U.S. Economy

How a Border Wall Would Hurt the U.S. Economy

When Donald Trump speaks of the Great Wall he would build between the United States and Mexico, he fails to account for a few inconvenient facts. For instance, there are millions of men, women, and children who live in communities that fall on both sides of the international boundary. There are millions of tourists, workers, […]

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