The Collaborative strives to be a source of timely and accurate data and information about immigration in the greater Houston region. In general, we recommend seeking information from un-biased, reputable sources. The Migration Policy Institute and the Center for Migration Studies are excellent sources of high-quality data about immigrant demographics and trends as well as research about changing immigration policy. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at the University of Syracuse is the go-to source of current data about immigration enforcement, staffing, and spending. New American Economy provides accurate data about the economic impact of immigrants at the state, county, and congressional district level.
Immigration Research Data in the Houston area
A good starting place for learning about the immigrant population in Houston is through MPI’s studies which were commissioned by the Collaborative:
Additional reports about immigrants in the Houston area:
Reports by HILSC Partner Organizations