New Report Provides Insight Into the U.S. Immigration System

7/11/2018

New Report Provides Insight Into the U.S. Immigration System

NCSL press release Washington, D.C.—States enact each year, on average 200 immigration related laws concerning budgets, education, employment, driver’s licenses, health and human services, human trafficking, and law enforcement. As federal policymakers seek to reform the U.S. immigration system, common ground and practical lessons can be found at the state level. 

A newly released report, “U.S. Immigration: A Primer for State Policy Makers,” by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) highlights unique approaches taken by states to approach local immigration challenges. 

This report outlines a series of introductions to the U.S. immigration system. They include:

  • Refugee resettlement.
  • Legal permanent and temporary immigration.

  • Insights on economic and fiscal impacts.

  • State level demographics.
  • State level legislative action.

Read the "U.S. Immigration: A Primer for State Policy Makers" report.

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NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.