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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Migration Outlook 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Analyzes recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries as well as some nonmember countries. Also includes recent labor market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development


The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

Discusses aspects of life which improve and others which decline for immigrants as they try to become integrated into U.S. society. From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine


Syrian Refugees and the UK

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Syria

Announces the British government’s revised policy toward Syrian refugees, the plans to accept up to 20,000 refugees, but the restrictions on which refugees will be eligible. Also announces refusal to participate in relocation schemes being developed by the European Union. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06805


Immigrants’ Growing Presence in the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Education and Employment Characteristics in 2013

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers statistics on the growth of immigrant scientists and engineers in the U.S. from 2003 to 2013. Also provides information on where they came from and which fields they work in.

From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Temporary Protected Status: Current Immigration Policy and Issues

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Weather/Disasters

Describes what conditions allow for temporary protected status for foreign nationals in the U.S., how many foreign nationals are currently receiving such status, and the specific concerns related to six countries including Syria. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Nearly 1 in 5 Movers Relocate to a Different Metro Area

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

Agency press release which summarizes changes in metro area and county flow patterns of migration.  Offers links to metro-to-metro migration flow tables and county-to-county migration flow tables.  From the Census Bureau


State and Local “Sanctuary” Policies Limiting Participation in Immigration Enforcement

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

Discusses legal issues related to state and local measures that limit law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities and the various types of measures adopted or considered by states and localities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Sea Route to Europe: The Mediterranean Passage in the Age of Refugees

Categories: Greece,Immigration/Migration,Italy,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Tables, charts, and narrative which describe the number of refugees arriving in the first 6 months of 2015, the reasons for their refugee status, the shift in the primary routes used by refugees, and the struggle of European countries to cope with the refugee tide.  From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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