We look at linguistic assimilation among immigrants, the social and economic characteristics of immigrants
born in Europe, and highly skilled immigrants in the US. Profiles of the US and Switzerland delve into ongoing
challenges for both. This month you will find:
- an examination of current trends in English-language usage among American immigrants and their descendants, by Richard Alba of the State University of New York at Albany.
- the first of a series on the social and economic characteristics of the US foreign born by MPI's David Dixon
looks at the European
born, who now number nearly five million.
- a Spotlight on the 4.3 million college-educated foreign born, including their characteristics, role, and performance in the US economy, by MPI's Jeanne Batalova, PhD.
- an updated profile of the United States by MPI's Kevin Jernegan that provides insight into how national security and political concerns will affect the country's newest members in the future.
- a new profile of Switzerland, which is struggling to balance public opinion of migrants against economic needs, by Denise Efionayi, Josef Martin Niederberger, and Philippe Wanner of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies.
- our monthly Policy Beat by MPI's Jennifer Yau and Betsy Cooper that recaps Supreme Court cases, changes in DHS oversight and leadership, and other recent developments.
- a selection of new data resources, including updated US immigration data in the Global Data Center.
- four new resources, including the newest issue of UNESCO's "International Journal on Multicultural Societies."
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