Reports & Articles

DACA At Year Three: Challenges and Opportunities in Accessing Higher Education and Employment

February 15, 2016

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has helped its beneficiaries in several ways, including increased access to in-state higher education programs, improved earnings, and better access to short-term certificate and job training programs at community colleges.

Immigrants and WIOA Services: Comparison of Sociodemographic Characteristics of Native-and Foreign-Born Adults in the United States

December 15, 2015

MPI gives an overview of the characteristics of US- and foreign-born adults who could benefit from workforce training services and adult education under WIOA. 

What Works: English-Language Learning in America

December 3, 2015

Abundant research demonstrates the benefits of learning English—for educational attainment, employment, earnings, homeownership, civic participation, and naturalization.

What Works: English Language Learning in America

December 1, 2015

This report gives a snapshot of the demand for English skills, the current offerings around the country, pros and cons of multiple models, and highlights the success of occupational English and employer-provided ESL courses.

The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

October 1, 2015

First- and second-generation immigrants make up approximately 24% of the US population. 

A Portrait of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Recipients: Challenges and Opportunities Three Years Later

October 1, 2015

This report details the findings of a survey of nearly 2,000 DACA recipients. 

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

September 20, 2015

This report, drawn from the survey responses of more than 4,000 college-educated immigrants living in the United States, identifies factors that correlate with their successful integration into American life.

Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling In

July 2, 2015

This international study of immigrant integration found that challenges don’t change with a higher percentage of immigrants in a country. 

The Case for a Two-Generation Approach for Educating English Language Learners

May 1, 2015

The educational and economic success of children of immigrants is strongly affected by their parents’ English language abilities. 

Lessons from the Local Level: DACA’s Implementation and Impact on Education and Training Success

January 3, 2015

This report, which compiles findings from seven states with high immigrant populations, examines achievements and challenges in the high school, postsecondary, adult education, and legal service arenas.