The joint initiative was prompted by the findings from two recent reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). The reports confirmed that, across all outcomes for which data are available—education, income, residential integration, English-language fluency, and living above the poverty line—the children of immigrants do better than their parents and reach parity with other native-born Americans, often within a generation. The joint RSF/Carnegie initiative is also a response to recent federal policy changes and concerns about the resurgence of nativism and anti-immigrant sentiment—from executive orders limiting refugee resettlement to barring travel from some Muslim-majority countries. The Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration invites examination of the extent to which social and political institutions reinforce (or prevent) the goals of immigrant progress and integration.
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