Kristen McCabe was a Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, where she worked for the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.
She co-authored a number of research publications and was a contributor to the Migration Information Source, MPI’s award-winning online journal.
Prior to joining MPI, Ms. McCabe worked as a Legal Assistant at an immigration and nationality law firm in Boston, MA.
Ms. McCabe holds a bachelor of the arts degree with honors from Tufts University, where she double majored in English and international relations.
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Immigration to the United States continued steadily from the 1970s until the recent recession, which also diminished a sense of urgency to enact immigration reform legislation. MPI's Kristen McCabe and Doris Meissner provide a comprehensive look at major legislation and events affecting U.S. immigration, the size and attributes of the immigrant population, and policy changes under the Obama administration.
In 2008, there were just under 800,000 apprehensions, the lowest number since 1975. MPI's Kristen McCabe and Jeanne Batalova take a detailed look at the latest immigration enforcement statistics.
Many countries relied on low-skilled immigrant workers during good times. But Japan, Spain, and the Czech Republic have recently introduced "pay-to-go" programs to reduce the number of unemployed immigrants. MPI's Kristen McCabe, Serena Yi-Ying Lin, and Hiroyuki Tanaka, and Piotr Plewa of the European University Institute examine these programs and the larger policy questions they raise.