Additional Information on the Migration Policy Institute

Additional Information on the Migration Policy Institute


* Conflating legal immigrants with their illegal counterparts, MPI asserts that “immigrants provide a net fiscal surplus to the federal government” by way of the federal income taxes they pay. By the same token, the Institute strongly advocates the use of public funds to furnish financial and health-related benefits for “low-skilled” immigrants who are not self-sufficient. Such appropriations, says the Institute, would boost the national economy as a whole “by creating healthier, more economically productive residents.”

* MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration “examines vital policy issues and informs migration policymaking processes across the Atlantic community.”

* From 2010 to early 2013, MPI took part in a three-year Regional Migration Study Group, which functioned as a “virtual think tank” aiming to “develop and promote a longer-term vision of how to build a stronger social and economic foundation” for North and Central America.

* MPI’s Labor Markets Initiative produces detailed policy recommendations on how the United States should rethink its immigration policy “in the light of what is known about the economic impact of immigration.”

* MPI’s online journal, The Migration Information Sourceprovides up-to-date migration and refugee data and analysis. As such, it serves as a tool for policymakers, journalists, researchers, and NGOs.

* MPI has established an English Language Learner Information Center to provide state-level data resources that chronicle the demography and trends of immigrant families and their children in various regions of the U.S.

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