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



  1. Affordable Care Act Implementation in Illinois: Overcoming Barriers to Immigrant Health Care Access

    • September 07, 2018

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in 2010, requires states to participate in or set up health care exchanges by October 1, 2013. These health care exchanges serve as a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to purchase health… Continue

  2. The Affordable Care Act (ACA): A Reflection on Immigrant Access in Illinois

    • September 07, 2018

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA): A Reflection on Immigrant Access in Illinois provides awareness of enrollment issues immigrants and refugees faced in the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace (also referred to as the Marketplace) during the first “open enrollment.” Its focus is on lessons… Continue

  3. 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

  4. 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

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