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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Unlawfully Present Aliens, Driver’s Licenses, and Other State-Issued ID: Select Legal Issues

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Discusses the basic legal principles involving in state decisions permitting or denying those unlawfully in the country to have a driver’s license or some equivalent.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Unlawfully Present Aliens, Higher Education, In-State Tuition, and Financial Aid: Legal Analysis

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education-Higher,Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations

Reviews controversies concerning eligibility for certain college benefits for those in the country unlawfully.  Covers the basic legal principles, state restrictions on access to higher education and state measures which grant access.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Estimates of the Size and Characteristics of the Resident Nonimmigrant Population in the United States: January 2012

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Presents estimates of the size and characteristics of the population of foreign nationals who are legally admitted into the U.S. for specific purposes such as students and temporary workers rather than tourists or business travelers.  Characteristics covered include country of citizenship and destination state.   From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


Children on the Run: Unaccompanied Children Leaving Central America and Mexico and the Need for International Protection

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration,United Nations

Documents the surge of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the U.S. from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in addition to Mexico.  Also seeks to understand the reasons why these children are leaving their home countries and whether they deserve protection as refugees under international law.  From the From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Immigrants and Retirement Resources

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Compares retirement resources of immigrants with natives and discovers that immigrants have lower levels of retirement resources but higher levels of net worth.  From the Social Security Administration


Youth and Migration: The United Nations 2013 World Youth Report

Categories: Immigration/Migration,United Nations,Youth

Highlights concerns, challenges, and successes experienced by young migrants told in their voices.  Covers motivations for migration, choice of transit countries, problems of adaptation to new country, and problems of reintegration in returning to place of origin.  From the United Nations


Immigrants in Virginia

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

Examines the increase in the percentage of foreign-born people in Virginia’s population since 1970 and the shift in country of origin for the immigrants. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Noncitizens Under Age 35: 2010-2012

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics,Youth

Provides information, including demographic and educational characteristics of youthful noncitizens living in the U.S.  Also provides state level information on total population, foreign born population, and noncitizen population under 35.  From the Census Bureau


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