Better Educated, but Not Better Off

A look at the education level and socioeconomic success of recent immigrants, 2007 to 2017

This analysis confirms other recent research showing a dramatic increase in the education level of newly arrived immigrants over the last decade. However, our findings show that this increase has not resulted in a significant improvement in labor force attachment, income, poverty, or welfare use for new arrivals. 

Strengthening and Reforming America's Immigration Court System

CIS Resident Fellow Testified Before Senate Subcommittee

Andrew Arthur testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Border and Immigration. He will discussed the causes of immigration court backlog and suggest remedies.

Maps: Impact of H-2B Guest Workers in 2017

The H-2B program allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers to fill low-skill, non-agricultural positions. The law provides for an annual cap of 66,000 visas per year, with a few exceptions. 

The Center has created three maps to visualize the DOL's 2017 Foreign Labor Certification data.

Panel: Should States Be Able to Opt Out of the Refugee Resettlement Program?

Video and Transcript Available

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion focusing on the Refugee Resettlement Program and its impact on states and localities. The starting point for conversation was the recent report by Center Fellow Don Barnett providing a history of the states' interactions with the refugee program and recommendations for better defining the state role.

Welcoming New Americans

Editor’s Note: These remarks were delivered at a recent swearing-in ceremony for new citizens.

Congratulations, Americans!

You’ve come a long way since you first got here. Whether you came on foot or by bus, or ship, or airplane, you arrived here as strangers — many of you didn’t know the language, some didn’t have any friends or family here, and all of you were at least a little bit nervous about starting a new life in a new country.

Better Educated, but Not Better Off
Better Educated, but Not Better Off
Senate Subcommittee Testimony
Senate Subcommittee Testimony
Maps: H-2B Guest Workers in 2017
Maps: H-2B Guest Workers in 2017
Panel: States and Refugee Resettlement
Panel: States and Refugee Resettlement
Welcoming New Americans
Welcoming New Americans

A look at the education level and socioeconomic success of recent immigrants, 2007 to 2017

This analysis confirms other recent research showing a dramatic increase in the education level of newly arrived immigrants over the last decade. However, our findings show that this increase has not resulted in a significant improvement in labor force attachment, income, poverty, or welfare use for new arrivals. 

CIS Resident Fellow Testified Before Senate Subcommittee

Andrew Arthur testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Border and Immigration. He will discussed the causes of immigration court backlog and suggest remedies.

The H-2B program allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers to fill low-skill, non-agricultural positions. The law provides for an annual cap of 66,000 visas per year, with a few exceptions. 

The Center has created three maps to visualize the DOL's 2017 Foreign Labor Certification data.

Video and Transcript Available

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion focusing on the Refugee Resettlement Program and its impact on states and localities. The starting point for conversation was the recent report by Center Fellow Don Barnett providing a history of the states' interactions with the refugee program and recommendations for better defining the state role.

Editor’s Note: These remarks were delivered at a recent swearing-in ceremony for new citizens.

Congratulations, Americans!

You’ve come a long way since you first got here. Whether you came on foot or by bus, or ship, or airplane, you arrived here as strangers — many of you didn’t know the language, some didn’t have any friends or family here, and all of you were at least a little bit nervous about starting a new life in a new country.

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