Immigrants and Emigrants

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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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    Commentary

    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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded asylum protections earlier this month for victims of domestic violence.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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    Katya Migacheva

    Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, University of Massachusetts

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    Etienne Rosas

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in diplomacy and international relations, American Graduate School in Paris; M.A. in strategic negotiation and international relations, Université Paris-Sud XI - Sceaux; B.A. in finance and international business, University of Texas at Brownsville

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    Douglas C. Ligor

    Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law; B.S. in economics, United States Military Academy, West Point

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    Blas Nunez-Neto

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.G.A. in government administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in Political Science and English, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania