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If you have any questions or comments about the repository, please email CIPC’s Communications Manager, Jon Rodney, at jrodney@caimmigrant.org

We would like to thank all the organizations that gave us permission to post their valuable work in our repository. In addition, we would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of Adrienna Wong, who organized our documents.

Welcome to CIPC's research repository. For more than a year we have been working to locate and assemble a body of information - reports, research papers, and fact sheets - about immigrants in California and other parts of the U.S. Please take a moment to explore this collection of 180+ studies to aid you in your research.

The California Immigrant Policy Center is pleased to welcome you to a new resources page on our website. For more than a year, CIPC has been working to locate and assemble a body of information - reports, research papers, fact sheets and other documents - about immigrants in California and other parts of the U.S. that we could make accessible to those of you who visit our website. Please take a moment to explore this wonderful repository of information and research into immigrants, our communities and families.

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Voter Projections
Date
March 2013
Description

source: Estimates are based off of tabulations and extrapolation of change in eligible voters found in the 2008 and 2011 American Community Survey PUMS one-year estimates. Percetages were calculated before rounding.

United States, Naturalization and Civic Participation, Voting
Report
Who Are the Targets of ICE Detainers?
Date
March 2013
Description

During a recent 50-month period covering FY 2008 through the
start of FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents
issued nearly one million detainers. An immigration "detainer," often
called an "immigration hold," is a notice issued by agents of the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to local, state and federal law
enforcement agencies when it intends to arrest someone. Only 22.6 percent
of the time did the targeted individual have any criminal conviction, and
only 8.6 percent of the charges were classified as a Level 1 or serious
offense.

Documenting Enforcement, S-Comm
Report
Field Poll: NEAR-UNIVERSAL SUPPORT CITIZENSHIP & CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S LICENSES FOR UNDOCUMENTED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Date
February 2013
Description

NEAR-UNIVERSAL SUPPORT FOR ALLOWING
LONG-TIME UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENTS
TO STAY AND BECOME CITIZENS UNDER
CERTAIN CONDITIONS. MAJORITY ALSO
BACKS GRANTING CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S
LICENSES TO THESE RESIDENTS.

Polls & Surveys, Unauthorized Immigrants
Report
Nurturing Naturalization: Could Lowering the Fee Help?
Date
February 2013
Description

Citizenship is good for both the greater society at large and for immigrants themselves. However, there are currently about 8.5 million immigrants in the U.S. who are eligible but have not yet taken the final step of naturalization. While everyone agrees that there should be hurdles to citizenship, such as time in country and knowledge of American civics, most agree that such hurdles should not become obstacles that hold back the possibilities of moving forward on full immigrant integration.

Naturalization and Civic Participation
Report
MISPLACED PRIORITIES: The Failure of Secure Communities in Los Angeles County
Date
January 2012
Description

Even under newly revised federal enforcement policies issued in the summer and fall of 2011, Secure Communities continues to lead to the deportation of people who have no criminal convictions or who are themselves crime victims; people convicted of minor, non-violent crimes such as traffic offenses; and people with old convictions for crimes, but who are rehabilitated and pose no danger to their communities.

Enforcement, Documenting Enforcement, S-Comm
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