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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Refugee Law and Policy

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/refugee-law/index.php?loclr=bloglaw

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,United Nations

https://s3.amazonaws.com/unhcrsharedmedia/2016/2016-06-20-global-trends/2016-06-14-Global-Trends-2015.pdf

Finds that 65 million people were refugees at the end of 2015, the first time that the UN agency has recorded more than 60 million displaced people.  Children made up 51% of the world’s refugees.  From the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

 

A Macroeconomic Analysis of the President’s 2017 Budget

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51625-EconomicAPB.pdf

The second of two annual reports on how the president’s proposed budget would affect the economy as a whole and how it would affect the federal government’s budget deficits.  Estimates that GDP would be 1.8% higher during 2022-26 due to the immigration proposal’s expansion of the labor supply.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/forbrn.pdf

Provides information about the unemployment rate, usual weekly earnings, types of occupations, and demographic characteristics of the foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Library of Congress to Cancel the Subject Heading “Illegal Aliens”

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/illegal-aliens-decision.pdf

Explains the reasons that the Library of Congress had decided to cancel a subject heading and replace it with the heading “Noncitizens.”  The proposed change provoked a letter of complaint from several Republican members of Congress. From the Library of Congress

 

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/LPR%20Flow%20Report%202014_508.pdf

In 2014 1,016,518 persons became LPRs.  This report documents the categories of admission under which they achieved green card status plus country of origin and state of residence in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

U.S. Naturalizations: 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Naturalization%20Flow%20Report_2014_508.pdf

A total of 653, 416 persons were naturalized as U.S. citizens in 2014.  This report covers where they came from and where they settled in the U.S.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Refugees and Asylees: 2014

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Refugees%20%26%20Asylees%20Flow%20Report%202014_508.pdf

Reports on the number of people who were admitted to the U.S. during the year and the leading countries of nationality.  Also covers age, sex, and marital status of refugees and their state of residence.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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