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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Factors Affecting Former Residents’ Returning to Rural Communities

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

This study reports on the factors that influence decisions to move back to rural areas and the impacts that return migrants make on home communities. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


State of Texas et al v. United States

Categories: Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Supreme Court/courts

2-1 vote on partisan lines of a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.  The decision denies the Obama Administration’s request to lift a Texas District Court injunction blocking the implementation of a plan to defer deportations of illegal immigrants and grant them work permits.  From


Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics, 2014

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the unemployment rate during the year for foreign-born workers, the percentage of the U.S. labor force they represent, their types of work, usual weekly earnings and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents: A Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Language,Presidency

Report of a presidential task force on a federal plan to improve existing pathways to naturalization, protect new American workers, expand opportunities for linguistic education, and generally strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.  From the White House Task Force on New Americans


Asylum Trends 2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

Documents an alarming rise in the number of individual seeking asylum during 2014.  Summarizes patterns and trends in the number of individual asylum claims processed in Europe and selected non-European countries.  From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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