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Newswise: New research finds that preference for remaining is key to successful immigration
Released: 11-May-2022 3:10 PM EDT
New research finds that preference for remaining is key to successful immigration
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY

New research finds that policies granting permanent residency to immigrants conditional on acquiring host country skills - like language - are most likely to generate higher fiscal contributions to the host country through income taxes.

Released: 2-May-2022 4:15 PM EDT
Sociologist Explores, for First Time, the Dynamics of Immigration Enforcement that Impact Children’s Lives
University at Albany, State University of New York

The research used in-depth interviews collected between 2019 and 2021 with 84 young adults who were minors in the mid-2000s to draw conclusions and then policy implications.

Released: 29-Apr-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Skeptics of welfare schemes don’t increase with more immigrants
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Some studies suggest that support for the welfare state decreases as immigration diversifies the population. However, recent research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) shows that the story is probably not that simple.

Newswise: Experts: Migration policy has reached a crossroads
18-Apr-2022 4:20 PM EDT
Experts: Migration policy has reached a crossroads
DePaul University

In the midst of more than 4 million Ukrainians leaving their home country due to the invasion by Russia, immigration and migration policy has reached a critical crossroads, says a pair of scholars who will speak at DePaul University’s Migration Collaborative Immigration Summit April 29.

Newswise: Who you know can make or break employment opportunities for African migrants
Released: 30-Mar-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Who you know can make or break employment opportunities for African migrants
University of South Australia

Racial hierarchies and a lack of the ‘right sort’ of social connections are hindering African-born migrants from securing meaningful employment in South Australia, according to new research by the University of South Australia.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Pandemic upended state's population trends in 2021: Indiana Business Research Center
Indiana University

Indiana added 20,341 residents in 2021 to reach a total population of nearly 6.81 million, according to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Analysis by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business indicates this is Indiana's smallest annual increase since 2015 and is well below the state's average annual gain of nearly 30,200 residents over the previous decade.

Newswise: Novel study linking undocumented immigrants with primary care services significantly reduces emergency department use
Released: 14-Mar-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Novel study linking undocumented immigrants with primary care services significantly reduces emergency department use
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame Assistant Professor Adrienne Sabety and a colleague from MIT partnered with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to determine how access to primary care would affect both undocumented immigrants’ health and the use of emergency departments for routine care.

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Released: 10-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EST
Gender-based violence among refugee women increased during COVID
Washington University in St. Louis

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated risks of violence for refugee and migrant girls and women, finds a new report from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and UNICEF.

Released: 10-Mar-2022 11:30 AM EST
Immigrants have greater financial worries, but lower rates of psychological distress
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Compared to US-born individuals, immigrants to the United States have increased financial worries – especially related to things like retirement and medical costs, reports a study in the March issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 3-Mar-2022 11:50 AM EST
Vilcek Foundation to award $150,000 to early-career immigrant scientists in 2023
Vilcek Foundation

In 2023, the Vilcek Foundation will award three Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science of $50,000 each.

Newswise: Criminologist discusses intersection of criminal justice and immigration
Released: 1-Mar-2022 3:30 PM EST
Criminologist discusses intersection of criminal justice and immigration
DePaul University

Immigration has been a politically charged topic for decades in the U.S. What’s missing from the discussion is consideration of criminal justice practice and policy, says Xavier Perez, a criminology faculty member in DePaul University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Released: 16-Feb-2022 1:15 PM EST
Community leaders and Mayo Clinic researchers develop playbook for COVID-19 health equity, future pandemics
Mayo Clinic

Public health experts report that members of immigrant and refugee communities continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of Mayo Clinic medical experts and community leaders collaborated to find ways to reduce health disparities related to COVID-19.

Released: 7-Feb-2022 11:55 AM EST
Refugees in U.S. struggle to find long-term work
Cornell University

Refugees are less likely to be employed the longer they live in the United States, despite unique and early access to employment services, according to new Cornell University research.

Newswise: UCI-led study finds disparities in undiagnosed hypertension among Chinese and Korean American Immigrants
Released: 4-Feb-2022 4:05 PM EST
UCI-led study finds disparities in undiagnosed hypertension among Chinese and Korean American Immigrants
University of California, Irvine

Chinese and Korean American immigrants who lack health insurance are at an increased risk of having hypertension, but not knowing it, according to a UCI-led study recently published in the Journal of Community Health. The study, led by corresponding author and assistant professor of health, society and behavior with the UCI Program in Public Health Brittany N.

Newswise: January temperatures linked to immigrant entrepreneurship
Released: 6-Jan-2022 7:05 AM EST
January temperatures linked to immigrant entrepreneurship
Iowa State University

Researchers at Iowa State University found the ratio of immigrants who are self-employed vs. paid-employed is much higher in parts of the country with warmer January temperatures (i.e., the South) and lower in colder areas (i.e., the Midwest).

Released: 19-Nov-2021 3:20 PM EST
English Learners Face Severe Inequities and Substandard Conditions in NJ Schools
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

English learners (ELs) in New Jersey public schools, already facing inadequate supports and a lack of attention, missed out on critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released today by the NJ Consortium for Immigrant Children (NJCIC), NJ Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/NJ Bilingual Educators (NJTESOL/NBE), and Education Law Center (ELC).

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Released: 5-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Does environmental stress drive migration?
Aalto University

While climate-driven migration has been deemed a major threat in public discourse and academic research, comprehensive studies that take into account both environmental and social factors globally have been scarce. Now, with the help of machine learning, a research team led by Aalto University has drawn a clearer picture of the factors involved in migration for 178 countries.

Newswise: UA Little Rock Postdoctoral Researcher Receives $40K Grant to Create Predictive Modeling of Refugee Numbers
Released: 27-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT
UA Little Rock Postdoctoral Researcher Receives $40K Grant to Create Predictive Modeling of Refugee Numbers
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission, using flow-through funding from the National Science Foundation, has awarded a postdoctoral research fellow at UA Little Rock a grant worth more than $40,000 to create a machine learning model to predict refugee counts in the United States.

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Released: 25-Oct-2021 8:25 AM EDT
UCI-led study finds disparities in severe illness and lengthy hospitalizations between undocumented and Medi-Cal patients
University of California, Irvine

Lithium is a common medication prescribed to patients with psychiatric disorders, namely bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. It is used as a mood stabilizer and lessens the intensity of manic episodes, with particular benefit in reducing suicidality. While highly effective, the drug requires routine blood monitoring, which can be uncomfortable, expensive, and inconvenient for patients who must travel to clinical labs for frequent blood testing.

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Released: 22-Oct-2021 5:10 PM EDT
UCI-led study projects health insurance and population growth rates among undocumented Latino immigrants with an eye toward health equity
University of California, Irvine

Lithium is a common medication prescribed to patients with psychiatric disorders, namely bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. It is used as a mood stabilizer and lessens the intensity of manic episodes, with particular benefit in reducing suicidality. While highly effective, the drug requires routine blood monitoring, which can be uncomfortable, expensive, and inconvenient for patients who must travel to clinical labs for frequent blood testing.

Newswise: UCI researcher gets NSF-backed grant to study wildfires’ effects on farmworkers
Released: 20-Oct-2021 3:45 PM EDT
UCI researcher gets NSF-backed grant to study wildfires’ effects on farmworkers
University of California, Irvine

Michael Méndez of the University of California, Irvine has received a two-year, $400,000 grant from the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Early Career Faculty Innovator Program. It will fund a joint project with researchers at NCAR – which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation – exploring the disparate treatment of undocumented Latino/Latina and Indigenous migrant farmworkers during extreme wildfire events in Sonoma County.

Released: 17-Sep-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Most Syrian Refugees Yearn to Return Home—but Those Who Want to Migrate West Are Least Likely to Hold Extremist Views
Association for Psychological Science

Research shows Syrian refugees were significantly more motivated to return home than to emigrate to the West. Those who were motivated to emigrate were the least likely to endorse extreme religious and political views.

Released: 7-Sep-2021 12:50 PM EDT
The Vilcek Foundation awards $250,000 in prizes to immigrant scientists
Vilcek Foundation

Vishva M. Dixit, Markita del Carpio Landry, Hani Goodarzi, and Harris Wang receive 2022 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Biomedical Science

Released: 3-Sep-2021 2:25 PM EDT
Language barriers do not explain why immigrants have higher mortality from COVID-19
Stockholm University

Language barriers or lack of institutional awareness do not explain why immigrants in Sweden have a higher mortality from COVID-19.

Newswise: Japanese far-right hate group helped popularize anti-Korean sentiment
Released: 25-Aug-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Japanese far-right hate group helped popularize anti-Korean sentiment
University of Notre Dame

A University of Notre Dame researcher conducted two years of ethnographic fieldwork in a historic Korean ghetto in Osaka, Japan, to shed light on the legacy of discrimination that third- and fourth-generation Korean minorities have faced.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

13-Aug-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Immigrants to Canada May Have Lower Rate of Stroke than Long-Term Residents
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Immigrants to Canada have a 33% lower rate of stroke than long-term residents, according to a study published in the August 18, 2021, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 13-Jul-2021 4:30 PM EDT
US citizen migrant children in Mexico lacking adequate health insurance
University of Houston

While attending a conference at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City several years ago, Sharon Borja was struck by the story of a young man who, as a child, joined his parents repatriating to their native country of Mexico.


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