Policy + research

Reports and policy briefings outlining our extensive work on immigrant integration covering policies on the state, national, and local levels.



  1. Illinois Immigrant Political Almanac 2016

    • November 07, 2016

    Click here to download the Almanac The 2016 Illinois Immigrant Political Almanac analyzes the numbers and turnout histories of immigrant voters in Illinois by Congressional and state legislative districts and Chicago wards, and summarizes the most recent election results in these jurisdictions. … Continue

  2. Foreign-Educated Engineers: Barriers to Employment and Professional Licensing in Illinois

    • October 27, 2014

    Report Finds Significant Employment Barriers for Immigrant Engineers in Illinois Talent that could help rebuild Illinois now going to waste At least 20% of foreign-educated engineers in Illinois are not using their professional training to its fullest potential, according to this report… Continue

  3. Barriers to Licensure and Workplace Integration for Internationally Educated Nurses In Illinois

    • September 11, 2014

    New Report Details Obstacles for Foreign-Trained Nurses in Illinois Licensing rules, language, costs are major barriers Complex licensing requirements and lack of language-appropriate information are two of the major barriers prevent internationally educated nurses (IENs) from practicing their… Continue

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