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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_yb_2014.pdf

41 statistical tables covering lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylees, naturalizations, nonimmigrant admissions, and enforcement actions.  Some tables include historical data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

State Challenges to Federal Enforcement of Immigration Law: From the Mid-1990s to the Present

Categories: Federal State Relations,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43839.pdf

Reviews the history of litigation between various states and the federal government over immigration and the exclusion or removal of unauthorized aliens.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/258876.pdf

Annual report on what countries around the world are doing to combat human slavery.  Of 188 countries covered, 36 were placed on Tier 1, 78 on Tier 2,          44 on the Tier 2 Watch List, and 27 on Tier 3.  Overall there were 27 downgrades and 20 upgrades.  From the State Department

 

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

 

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