Institute for Immigration Research

Survey Of The DC Metro Area Immigrant Communities (DCMAIC)

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What is DCMAIC? 

The IIR continue its research on the socioeconomic status of immigrants in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area. Topics for the survey questions include socioeconomic status, labor force activity, community engagement, education, internet/ technology access, language, and health.  

The research design included facilitating focus groups to test the survey questions for cultural sensitivity and appropriate wording, followed by administering survey questionnaires to immigrants through the assistance of local immigrant-serving organizations.

We seek partners to help us identity relevant topics for the survey, build trust among area residents, and secure resources to fund the survey.

Funds contributed to the survey include fund survey incentives, recruitment materials, and dissemination efforts of survey results. Donors will receive a presentation of the final report and access to the de-identified data for future data analysis.



Who are our partners and what will they do?  

We are seeking partners to help us identity relevant topics for the survey, build relationships with community residents, host Focus Groups, and secure resources to fund the survey.

In past months, we held information sessions about the survey and conducted various Focus Groups sessions with local nonprofit organizations' clients. The information sessions included attendance by immigrants and refugees serving nonprofit organizations as well as state and local refugee coordinators. To learn more about DCMAIC survey or to parnter with us contact, Dr. James Witte




Who will use the results? 

The results from the study will be shared with the participants, community organizations, politicians, and be made available via the Internet to all residents in the DC metro area. We expect the results to be used by interest groups to support their programs and identify advocacy opportunities to improve the lives of immigrants in their communities.



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