Institute for Immigration Research

Archives - 123 Articles

OAA and George Mason University’s Institute for Immigration (IIR) Collaborate on Research about the District’s African Immigrants

OAA and George Mason University’s Institute for Immigration (IIR) Collaborate on Research about the District’s African Immigrants

(Washington) – On May 25, 2015, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) and the George Mason University’s Institute for Immigration Research (IIR), agreed to collaborate on compiling a survey research project focused on the African immigrant population in DC. This agreement was issued on Africa Day 2015 and marks a significant step forward in documenting demographic details such as age, employment, and education as well as linguistic and cultural diversity among African-born constituents in the District.

Read More »
Foreign-Born Contributions to the Media & Entertainment Industry

Foreign-Born Contributions to the Media & Entertainment Industry

The Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry in the United States is a major contributor to the national economy. This fact sheet explores foreign-born contributions to M&E in terms of film production, broadcasting, sound recording, sports & performance arts using data from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey.

Read More »
Immigrants in STEM Careers: An Analysis by Sex

Immigrants in STEM Careers: An Analysis by Sex

Occupations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields have become increasingly important in today’s knowledge-based economy, with 5.6 million workers collectively earning $386 billion in 2012. This fact sheet contributes to the ongoing discussion of foreign-born participation in 42 STEM occupations* by exploring the influence of gender on STEM careers in a national sample.

Read More »