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.    ...

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....

An Overlooked Effect of Immigration Policy: Children’s Health

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IPL co-director Jens Hainmueller and fellow researcher Maria Rodriguez explain the link between immigration policy and public health in a new editorial....

Video: Easing Immigrants’ Path to Citizenship

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At the University at Albany, IPL’s David Laitin discusses naturalization challenges, IPL’s approach to policy innovation, and ways local governments can help immigrants...