E.g., 10/17/2018
E.g., 10/17/2018

MPI Commentaries

MPI Commentaries

Commentary
September 2018
By Julia Gelatt, Michael Fix, and Jennifer Van Hook

In a commentary, MPI and Penn State researchers explain why an academic article suggesting the unauthorized population is significantly higher than previously estimated derives from seriously flawed assumptions. The researchers, who peer-reviewed the analysis, find the authors overestimate successful illegal crossings by misapplying data from the 2000s to the 1990s, when crossing patterns were much different.

Commentary
August 2018
By Jeanne Batalova, Michael Fix, and Mark Greenberg

A Trump administration “public-charge” rule expected to be unveiled soon could create the potential to significantly reshape family-based legal immigration to the United States—and reduce arrivals from Asia, Latin America, and Africa—by imposing a de facto financial test that 40 percent of the U.S. born themselves would fail, as this commentary explains.

Recent Commentaries

Commentary
June 2018
By Elizabeth Collett and Susan Fratzke
Commentary
June 2018
By Julia Gelatt and Ariel G. Ruiz Soto
Commentary
June 2018
By Jessica Bolter and Sarah Pierce
Commentary
June 2018
By Jessica Bolter and Doris Meissner
Commentary
March 2018
By Elizabeth Collett
Commentary
January 2018
By Julia Gelatt and Sarah Pierce
Commentary
December 2017
By Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Commentary
November 2017
By Julia Gelatt and Randy Capps
Commentary
September 2017
By Kathleen Newland and Randy Capps
Commentary
August 2017
By Doris Meissner

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