Public Agenda
Issue of the Week

Immigration

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Each week, Public Agenda explores how we can find sustainable solutions to one of the many complex challenges our nation faces.

Members of Congress and President Obama have recently unveiled their frameworks for immigration reform. Meanwhile, Americans overwhelmingly support a change to immigration policy.

Can we find a bipartisan solution? What are our choices and the tradeoffs we will need to grapple with before we can agree on a pathway forward?

We invite you to explore our surveys, reports, discussion guides, blogs and commentary to learn more about this complex issue.



7 report/survey(s) found.


CITIZENS' SOLUTIONS GUIDE - IMMIGRATION

PDF | POSTED: Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Each Citizens' Solutions Guide provides essential background on a complex issue and analyzes the pros and cons behind some of the policy solutions endorsed by candidates, so that voters can weigh the tradeoffs before they head to the polls.

Issue Area(s): Immigration


A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR

PDF | POSTED: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

This ground-breaking study investigates native-born and foreign-born parents' beliefs on whether a set of "American values" should be taught to kids by the public schools and, if so, what this would mean.

Issue Area(s): K-12 Education, Civic Education, Immigration, Voting & Government, Race


A PLACE TO CALL HOME

PDF | POSTED: Monday, July 16th, 2012

Immigrants are holding fast to their belief that America remains the land of opportunity, according to a new Public Agenda study.

Tags: immigrants, immigration, immigration debate, immigration policy, what immigrants say now about life in america, scott bittle, john rochkind, amber ott, paul gasbarra

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Children & Families, Race


PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND AMERICA'S GROWING LATINO POPULATION

PDF | POSTED: Monday, June 1st, 2009

Understanding the barriers to, and opportunities for, more empowered participation of Latino populations is a pressing need facing advocates of deliberative democracy.

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Public Engagement/Deliberative Democracy, Race


NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS AND STUDENT DIVERSITY

PDF | POSTED: Saturday, January 1st, 2005

This Choicework Discussion Starter can help your community discuss how to balance the often competing values of neighborhood schools and student diversity.

Issue Area(s): K-12 Education, Immigration, Race


NOW THAT I'M HERE

PDF | POSTED: Tuesday, January 14th, 2003

A survey of immigrants finds an overwhelming majority committed to working hard and staying off government assistance.

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Race


HERE TO STAY

PDF | POSTED: Thursday, January 1st, 1998

First comprehensive survey of native and foreign-born U.S. Latino leaders about their concerns and practices for U.S. policy.

Tags: immigration, america's global role, bilingual, discrimination, hispanics, immigrants, here to stay, domestic and international priorities of latino leaders, steve farkas, jean johnson

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Foreign Policy, Race



4 blog entries found.


IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN: LIVING IN AMERICA

BLOG ENTRY | POSTED: Thursday, October 21st, 2010

In the fierce debate over immigration, one fact sometimes gets lost: the children of immigrants are actually one of the fastest-growing segments of the population.

Tags: dream act, immigrants, immigration

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Children & Families


TEMPERATURE RISING ON IMMIGRATION REFORM

BLOG ENTRY | POSTED: Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

While Congress is not yet ready to act, with the economy still far in front as what the public perceives as the nation's top problem, candidates in the upcoming elections are feeling the heat on immigration reform.

Tags: border security, dream act, immigration, immigration reform, meg whitman, path to citizenship

Issue Area(s): Immigration


IMMIGRATION: PASSIONATE DEBATE, EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES

BLOG ENTRY | POSTED: Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The teeth of Arizona's new immigration law were blocked in court this week, but the debate is undoubtedly going to continue. Arizona is already appealing the decision, as other states considering similar laws watch how the case progresses.

Tags: arizona, discrimination, immigration, immigration policy

Issue Area(s): Immigration


IMMIGRATION REFORM & CLIMATE CHANGE: TWO HOT-BUTTON ISSUES INTERSECT

BLOG ENTRY | POSTED: Friday, March 19th, 2010

Editor's note: Public Agenda occasionally posts guest blogs to offer different perspectives on difficult problems. Readers of this blog know that immigration and the choices we face on energy and climate change are two of the public policy issues we moni...

Tags: climate change, climate refugees, energy, environment, haiti, immigration, public policy

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Energy & Environment, Science & Society



2 multimedia file(s) found.


SLIDESHOW: A PLACE TO CALL HOME

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION | POSTED: Friday, November 30th, 2012

Immigrants are holding fast to their belief that America remains the land of opportunity, according to a new Public Agenda study.

Tags: immigration, immigrants, american dream, foreign workers,

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Children & Families, Race


VIDEO: A PLACE TO CALL HOME: WHAT IMMIGRANTS SAY NOW ABOUT LIFE IN AMERICA

WEB VIDEO | POSTED: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Our new survey, A Place to Call Home: What Immigrants Say Now About Life In America, finds majorities saying they adapted quickly to life in the U.S., and, made the right choice in coming to this country.

Tags: immigration, immigrants, american dream, foreign workers, scott bittle

Issue Area(s): Immigration, Children & Families, Race