Immigrants and Emigrants


Countries throughout the world are affected by the influx of immigrants and the outflow of emigrants. RAND research examines a wide variety of issues relating to these populations, including migrant labor; the demands that immigrants place on transportation, education, and other public services; and growing intolerance to immigration within Western countries.

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    Restoring Asylum Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Jun 25, 2018

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded asylum protections earlier this month for victims of domestic violence. The decision and the supporting analysis goes against decades of research on violence against women. Congress could reverse the decision by amending the asylum law.

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    Neither Deportation nor Amnesty: An Alternative for the Immigration Debate

    Feb 26, 2018

    About 11 million people live in the United States without lawful immigration status. Proposed solutions typically focus on deportation versus amnesty, but a minor change to the current immigration law could offer a compromise.

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    Polina Kats-Kariyanakatte

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.S. in public policy and management, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in info systems & rational choice, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in history and policy, Carnegie Mellon University; Post Baccalaureate Certification in clinical psychology (in progress), Fielding Graduate University

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    Lucy Schulson

    Associate Physician Policy Researcher
    Education B.A. in development studies, Brown University; M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; M.P.H. in health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health