Immigration Research and Resources


Websites Overviews Statistics Economics Law and Policy
Social Aspects | Group Summaries | Immigration in Other Countries

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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories[OSU]


New York Times Interactive "Immigration Explorer"

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau. United States Foreign-Born Population 

Pew Research Center Pew Hispanic Center

Migration Policy Institute Migration Information Sources

Migration Policy Institute

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[OSU]Greenblatt, A. ”Immigration Debate.” CQ Researcher18(February 1, 2008): 97-120.

[OSU]Becker, Cynthia S, and David A. Becker.  Immigration and Illegal Aliens: Burden or Blessing? Detroit: Gale, 2010.

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Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2009. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics, 2010. 

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2009.

Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2010.[pdf]

Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010[pdf]

Mexican Immigrants: How Many Come? How Many Leave? [pdf] (2009).

Apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol: 2005–2008. [pdf]

Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States:  1850 to 2000[pdf]

Naturalization Rates among IRCA Immigrants: A 2009 Update [pdf], October 2010

Refugees and Asylees: 2009[pdf]

The Foreign-born Component of the Uninsured Population, February 2009. [pdf]

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[OSU]Huyen, Pham, and Van Pham Hoang. "The Economic Impact of Local Immigration Regulation: An Empirical Analysis.” Cardozo Law Review 32, no. 2 (November 2010): 485-518. 

The Role of Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: An Update. July 2010.  U.S. Congressional Budget Office.

An Analysis of Migrant Smuggling Costs along the Southwest Border. 2010.

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Law and Policy

[OSU]Gafner, Chris, and Stephen Yale-Loehr. "Attracting the Best and the Brightest:  A Critique of the Current U.S. Immigration System.” Fordham Urban Law Journal 38, no. 1 (November 2010): 183-215.

[OSU]de la Garza, Rodolfo O. “Neither Walls nor Open Borders: A New Approach to Immigration Reform.” New Labor Forum 20, no. 1 (2011): 65-71. 

[OSU]Koven, Steven G. and  Frank Goetzke. American Immigration Policy: Confronting the Nation's Challenges New York; London: Springer, 2010.

Saunders, Jessica, Nelson Lim, and Don Prosnitz.Enforcing Immigration Law at the State and Local Levels: A Public Policy Dilemma. Rand Corporation, 2010. 

Scaperlanda, Michael A Immigration Law: A Primer. Federal Judicial Center, 2009. 

[OSU]Varsanyi, Monica W. “Neoliberalism and Nativism: Local Anti-Immigrant Policy Activism and an Emerging Politics of Scale.” International Journal of Urban & Regional Research, 35, no. 2, (2011): 295-311.

[OSU]West, Darrell M. Brain Gain: Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy, Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2010.

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Social Aspects

Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America.  2009. [pdf]

[OSU]Brader, Ted, Nicholas A. Valentino, and Elizabeth Suhay. "What Triggers Public Opposition to Immigration? Anxiety, Group Cues, and Immigration Threat." American Journal of Political Science 52, no. 4 (October 1, 2008): 959-978. 

Jiménez, Tomás R. Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society? Migration Policy Institute, 2011. 

[OSU]Schildkraut, Deborah. Americanism in the Twenty-First Century: Public Opinion in the Age of Immigration.Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. 

 [OSU]Rouse, Stella M.;Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia;Garand, James C. “Divided Loyalties? Understanding Variation in Latino Attitudes Toward Immigration.” Social Science Quarterly 91, no. 3 (2010): 856-882.

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Group Summaries

(Migration Information Source)

African Immigrants in the United States (February 2009)

Central American Immigrants in the United States (January 2011)

Korean Immigrants in the United States (January 2009)

Mexican Immigrants in the United States (February 2010)

Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States (March 2011)

Additional summaries are available at the Migration Information Source.

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Immigration in Other Countries

Koikkalainen, Saara Free Movement in Europe: Past and Present. 2011. 

MPI Resources on European Migration

[OSU]Glazer, S. “Europe's immigration turmoil.” CQ Global Researcher 4 (December 1, 2010): 289-320.

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*The OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values, and the organizers of the Immigration Project, gratefully acknowledge the work of the OSU Library and, especially, of Professor Nancy Courtney in compiling this list of research resources.