IPL Dataset Sharpens Focus on an Understudied Humanitarian Program

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has protected nearly one million immigrants—yet we know little about its impact   Nearly 875,000 immigrants have been...

Taking the Long View of Immigrants’ Success in “Streets of Gold”

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In their new book Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success, Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan write: “For every uplifting...

Licensed to Drive, But Not to Work

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Being able to drive legally allows some unauthorized immigrants to work longer hours and increase their income. But for those who don’t...

Sanctuary Policies Protect Immigrants but Don’t Threaten Public Safety

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Counties that limit cooperation with ICE see certain deportations drop by a third, but there’s no measurable effect on crime. Though much...

IPL Origin Stories: Vasco Yasenov

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Vasco Yasenov, an economist and IPL postdoctoral fellow, talks with executive director Duncan Lawrence about his childhood in post-communist Bulgaria, his work...

The Census Citizenship Question: An Avoidable Controversy

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The push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census provoked a nationwide outcry and a year of court battles. All...

IPL Recommends: Immigrant Stories in Books and Film

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Looking for some unforgettable stories to add to your reading list or movie queue? IPL faculty, students, and staff share the books...

How Legal Status Helps Immigrants Integrate

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Immigrants do much of the work of assimilation on their own, but they can only go so far without legal status.  ...

Taking Stock of Trump’s Immigration Policies

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IPL executive director Duncan Lawrence will speak at an upcoming event hosted by the Commonwealth Club, the Bay Area’s leading public affairs forum....