Demographics

The Ever-Changing Demographics of America

Written by on June 9, 2016 in Demographics with 0 Comments
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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States Will Need Immigrants to Counter Aging of the Labor Force

States Will Need Immigrants to Counter Aging of the Labor Force

New population projections from the University of Virginia’s Demographics Research Group show that in many states in the Northeast and Midwest, growth of the working-age population is slowing due to aging, lower fertility rates, and people moving out of the state. The aging of the workforce in the working-age population can mean shrinking workforces and […]

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Restrictive Voting Laws Threaten to Block Millions of Latino Voters, Including Many Newly-Naturalized

Written by on May 12, 2016 in Demographics, Elections with 1 Comment
Restrictive Voting Laws Threaten to Block Millions of Latino Voters, Including Many Newly-Naturalized

Naturalization and voter registration rates have surged in recent months, but strict new voter laws in many states are threatening to reduce the number of Latinos voters (including many newly naturalized) who will be allowed to cast ballots. More than 185,000 citizenship applications were submitted in the final three months of 2015, which is a […]

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Who Would Benefit from DAPA?

Written by on March 4, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Demographics, Executive Action with 0 Comments
Who Would Benefit from DAPA?

Within the next few months, the Supreme Court will determine whether the President’s deferred action initiatives announced in November 2014—namely, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—constitute a lawful exercise of executive discretion. That decision will both directly and indirectly affect the lives […]

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Undocumented Population Continues to Decline in the U.S.

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Demographics with 1 Comment
Undocumented Population Continues to Decline in the U.S.

Despite significant job growth and an economic recovery over the last few years, the undocumented population in the United States has continued to decline. According to a new report by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) released last week the undocumented population has decreased every year from 2009 to 2014, falling below 11 million for […]

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U.S. Children of Undocumented Immigrants Set up for Failure by Current Policies

Written by on January 14, 2016 in DACA/DAPA, Demographics with 0 Comments
U.S. Children of Undocumented Immigrants Set up for Failure by Current Policies

U.S. children are clearly at a disadvantage if they have at least one undocumented parent. According to a report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released yesterday, of the estimated 5.1 million U.S. children under age 18 currently living with at least one undocumented parent, 79 percent (4.1 million) are U.S. citizens. The population of […]

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Giving the Immigration Facts a Fighting Chance

Giving the Immigration Facts a Fighting Chance

As we move through the 2016 presidential election cycle, the issue of immigration will continue to be a central topic of the debate. The United States is at a tipping point after more than two decades without meaningful upgrades to its immigration system. Current U.S. law does not provide sufficient channels for legal immigration and […]

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Millions of Immigrants Could Become U.S. Citizens—and Voters

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Demographics, Elections with 0 Comments
Millions of Immigrants Could Become U.S. Citizens—and Voters

Politicians who demonize immigrants do so at their own peril. Immigrants are already a key voting bloc in many states. And they are only going to get stronger as more and more of them become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and, ultimately, U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. Needless to say, all of these potential […]

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The Growing African Immigrant Population in the United States

Written by on November 4, 2015 in Demographics, Refugee Status with 0 Comments
The Growing African Immigrant Population in the United States

Much is said and written about the immigrant population in the United States. However, most work focuses on immigrant populations from Latin America and Asia. Fortunately, the Pew Research Center has just provided a new snapshot of the foreign-born population that hails from countries across Africa. While Africans remain a small share of the total […]

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New Report Shines Light on the Changing Nature of Unauthorized Immigration

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Demographics with 0 Comments
New Report Shines Light on the Changing Nature of Unauthorized Immigration

The nature of unauthorized immigration to the United States is changing. Economic and social conditions are changing in both the United States and the countries from which it has traditionally received immigrants. And these changes are reflected in patterns of unauthorized immigration. In a new report, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) quantifies these changes and […]

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