Research Overview

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) conducts original, multidisciplinary academic research to educate the public about the positive impact immigrants have on the country, the economy, and our communities. Factual data on immigration is more important than ever before due to the current political climate, the deeply divisive rhetoric surrounding immigration, and the myths and misinformation surrounding the issue. The important economic and social aspects of immigration are often ignored. Through our work, the IIR seeks to address empty rhetoric and inject factual information into the national immigration debate.

Refugees and Asylees

Refugees and Asylees


National, State, and Metro Immigrant Profiles 

 Immigrant Noble Prize Laureates

Immigrant Nobel Prize Laureates


Immigrants Working in U.S. Industries

Money Map 

Fiscal and Economic Contributions of Immigrants 





Immigrants and Crime 


IIR Podcast 


Twitter Analysis 


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