Immigration and Emigration

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    Report

    Addressing Climate Migration

    Dec 7, 2021

    As the effects of climate change increase in scope and severity, more people will relocate to preserve or enhance their lives and livelihoods. A review of how six countries are managing climate mobility provides options for policymakers considering the needs of climate migrants and their host communities.

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    Addressing Immigration Doesn't End at the Border—Schools Need Help

    Nov 1, 2021

    All children in the United States have a right to a public education, regardless of their immigration status. But schools are not funded or staffed adequately to support a growing student population or to handle sudden surges in enrollment due to large numbers of displaced children arriving at the border.

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    State and Local Law Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws

    There are two sides of the debate over whether or not state and local enforcement of federal immigration laws is effective and appropriate.

    Nov 1, 2012

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    Farsighted Leadership in a Shortsighted World: 9 Issues That Deserve Attention During the 2012 U.S. Presidential Debates and Beyond

    For nearly 65 years, RAND has cultivated the farsighted perspectives required to address the big, long-term public policy issues. In an effort to look beyond the 2012 U.S. election and promote “farsighted leadership in a shortsighted world,” the latest edition of the RAND Corporation’s magazine offers commentaries that transcend partisan rhetoric and foster policies that both presidential candidates could well accept.

    Sep 24, 2012

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    News Release

    RAND Review Election Coverage Points to Policies of 'Farsighted Leadership'

    In an effort to look beyond the 2012 U.S. election and promote "farsighted leadership in a shortsighted world," the latest edition of the RAND Corporation's magazine offers commentaries intended to transcend partisan rhetoric and foster policies that both presidential candidates could well accept.

    Sep 21, 2012

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    Periodical

    RAND Review: Vol. 36, No. 2, Fall 2012

    The cover story focuses on nine key issues in the 2012 U.S. presidential election: income inequality, health care costs, immigration reform, energy options, education, al Qaeda, Iraq, democratization in the Middle East, and China.

    Sep 21, 2012

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    Report

    United States and Mexico: Ties That Bind, Issues That Divide

    This binational reference for U.S. and Mexican policymakers presents the interrelated issues of Mexican immigration to the United States and Mexico's economic and social development.

    Apr 11, 2012

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    Examining the Potential Impact of Alabama's Immigration Law

    Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law is regarded as the strictest in the United States and raises several enforcement challenges for police, schools, and other public service providers such as hospitals. RAND research on the costs and benefits of immigration may prove instructive.

    Feb 27, 2012

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    Journal Article

    Budgeting for Immigration Enforcement: A Path to Better Performance

    Budgeting for Immigration Enforcement addresses how to improve budgeting for the federal immigration enforcement system, specifically focusing on the parts of that system that are operated and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

    Jan 1, 2011

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    News Release

    Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws at the State and Local Levels

    Encouraging state and local law enforcement agencies to help enforce federal immigration laws could help identify out-of-status immigrants eligible for deportation, but may also have unintended consequences.

    Apr 29, 2010

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    Report

    Enforcing Immigration Law at the State and Local Levels: A Public Policy Dilemma

    Encouraging state and local law enforcement agencies to help enforce federal immigration laws could help identify out-of-status immigrants eligible for deportation, but these efforts come with concerns about the potential for racial profiling, strained community relations, and improper resource allocation.

    Apr 15, 2010

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    Journal Article

    Supply of and Demand for Skilled Labor in the United States

    Skilled immigration into developed countries and competition for talent and professional skills are of major concern among nations today.

    Jan 1, 2009

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    ¿Implosión demográfica? La baja fecundidad y las medidas tomadas en la Unión Europea

    This research brief summarizes a study to assess which policies can prevent or mitigate the adverse consequences of two trends currently occurring across Europe: falling birth rates and ageing population.

    Jan 18, 2006

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Population Implosion? Low Fertility and Policy Responses in the European Union

    This research brief summarizes a study to assess which policies can prevent or mitigate the adverse consequences of two trends currently occurring across Europe: falling birth rates and ageing population.

    Nov 25, 2005

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    Report

    World Population Shifts: Boom or Doom?

    These demographic differences, as well as widening economic differences, between the developed and less-developed world are increasing the flow of people toward the developed world.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Global Shifts in Population: The Coming Pressures of Immigration

    This model shows how the current dynamic of population growth differs from that of earlier periods and suggests that the world will see increasing pressures for migration to the developed world.

    Jan 1, 2001

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    The Effects of Emigration on the Sending Country

    Emigration helps to alleviate unemployment in the sending country and increase the incomes of the remaining workers. Also, émigrés often send money home to their families, thereby contributing both to the home economy and to the nations' trade balance.

    Jan 1, 1994

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    Report

    The Cautious Welcome: The Legalization Programs of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

    This report chronicles the design, implementation, and outcomes of the legalization provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). These provisions, representing IRCA's inclusionary aspects, allow certain types of undocumented i...

    Jan 1, 1990

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    Jamie Ryan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.H. in health policy, Columbia University; B.S. in biopsychology, Tufts University

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    Jennifer Bouey

    Senior Policy Researcher; Tang Chair in China Policy Studies; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.P.H. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.D. in clinical medicine, Peking University

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    Ingrid Estrada-Darley

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.W. in community organizing, planning & administration; child welfare, University of Southern California; B.S. in psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles