PANEL: Mapping the Impact of Immigration on Public Schools

Are high immigration rates hindering assimilation?

By CIS March 2017

Are high immigration rates hindering assimilation?

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 28, focusing on the impact of immigration on schools and the broader implications on American society. The starting point for conversation was the Center’s recent report which merges Census Bureau data with Google maps to provide a visual representation of the impact of immigration on public schools at the local level in every state and metropolitan area.

Mass immigration, both legal and illegal, over recent years has resulted in an astounding increase in the number and share of public school students coming from immigrant households – now almost one out of four (23 percent). These numbers, combined with their concentration in certain locales, raise concerns about assimilation, the absorption capacity of U.S. schools, and the impact of the fiscal strain on state and local governments.

Reports and Panel Media

Report: Mapping the Impact of Immigration on Public Schools
Videos: Mapping the Impact of Immigration on Public Schools
Transcript: Mapping the Impact of Immigration on Public Schools

Location: Bloomberg Room, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Time: 9:30 a.m. EDT
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Steven Camarota
Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies
Dr. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, will present his recent publication, Mapping the Impact of Immigration on Public Schools.

Reihan Salam
Executive Editor, National Review
Salam is the executive editor of National Review and a policy fellow at the National Review Institute. He is also a contributing editor of National Affairs.

Peter Skerry
Professor of Political Science, Boston College
Skerry is a professor of Political Science at Boston College and was co-director of the Brookings-Duke Immigration Policy Roundtable.

Juan Rangel
President, Mastery Consulting, LLC
Rangel is the President of Mastery Consulting, LLC, former chief executive officer of the United Neighborhood Organization, and the founder of UNO Charter School Network Inc., which includes 16 schools in the Chicago area.

Mark Krikorian
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies




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