New Australian Data, Country Profiles, and Complex Debates
In keeping with our commitment to bring you global analysis of migration trends and topics, you'll find that our
Country Profile page has grown this month with the addition of
Japan and the Netherlands.
You'll also notice several other important changes since our last issue. Our Global Data Center
now features Australian data and has a new look. We've redesigned it to make it even easier for you to find the
migration data, charts, and tables that you need.
We're also paying special attention to two very complex debates with national and international implications that are heating up in Washington, DC. Both welfare eligibility and immigration and security are fueling debate in Congress and among migration analysts. The Source brings you in-depth coverage of these issues in our feature stories:
• Brookings Institution Visiting Fellow Audrey Singer
examines the genesis and unfolding of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work
Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), which is up for reauthorization in the fall. The
reauthorization will set the parameters for legal and undocumented immigrant access to a
range of social service benefits also provided to US citizens. Singer addresses PRWORA's 1996
debut and the implications of the fall vote for immigrants, states, and communities alike. Our Spotlight this month is a companion piece with quick and useful facts about PRWORA and its impact.
• MPI Senior Policy Analyst Muzzafar Chishti
explores the heightened attention that immigration and immigrants have received in the aftermath
of Sept. 11, probing an issue that has national security experts, immigrants and their supporters,
and legal scholars concerned for different reasons. Resolution of this issue stands to affect the
nature of the American unum.
We're already hard at work on our September issue, with new Dutch data, Bela Hovy on refugee data and statistics, Kathleen Newland on global refugee resettlement, Rick Fry on labor market outcomes for second-generation Latino youth, and Graeme Hugo on Indonesia.
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