Massachusetts new Americans agenda

Title: Massachusetts new Americans agenda

Author: The Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants

Date: 2009

Description: This report contains policy recommendations on how to better integrate immigrants into the civic and economic life in Massachusetts. The recommendations fall into twelve categories: civil rights, adult English language proficiency, economic development, education, public safety, employment and workforce development, access to state services, citizenship assistance, health, refugees, youth, and housing and community development. The report also includes a list titled “How Others Can Participate.”

Keywords: refugee integration

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Refugees from Burma (Myanmar)

Title: Refugees from Burma (Myanmar)

Author: Great Brook Valley Health Center in consultation with James Aung, Saisih Nawnkhar, Oo Reh, Elizabeth Hannum, Meredith Walsh, MORI   and MDPH.

Description: A PowerPoint presentation on the growing presence of refugees from Buma in Worcester.  The presentation includes statistical information on the growth of refugees from Burma in Central Massachusetts and information on Burmese history, refugee camps, religious and cultural practices, languages, food, and physical and mental health concerns. The report also outlines strengths and challenges to assimilation for refugees from Burma in Central Massachusetts.

Keywords: Burmese, refugee integration, culture and traditions, health care

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Bhutanese refugees

Title: Bhutanese refugees

Author: Great Brook Valley Health Center in consultation with Sheela Pradhan, Hari Dhakal, Meena Ghimirey, MORI and MDPH

Description: A PowerPoint presentation on the growing presence of refugees from Bhutan in Worcester.  The presentation includes statistical information on the growth of refugees from Bhutan in Central Massachusetts, and information on Bhutanese history, refugee camps, religious and cultural practices, languages, food, and physical and mental health concerns. The report also outlines strengths and challenges to assimilation for refugees from Bhutan in Central Massachusetts.

Keywords: refugee integration, culture and traditions, health care, Bhutanese

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Iraqi refugees

Title: Iraqi refugees

Author: Great Brook Valley Health Center in consultation with Wisam Breegi, Omar Abdulrhaman, Nedhal Saoud, MORI and MDPH.

Publisher: Great Brook Valley Health Center, Worcester, MA

Date: 2009

Description:  A PowerPoint presentation on the growing presence of refugees from Iraq in Worcester. This presentation provides a statistical overview of Iraqi refugees’ growth in Central Massachusetts and information on their background, gender roles and cultural practices, religion, health beliefs, physical and mental health, and the impacts of war. The report also outlines strengths and challenges to assimilation for refugees from Iraq in Central Massachusetts and includes a list of resources and contacts.

Keywords: Iraqi, health, integration

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

The reference guide for new immigrant families

Title: The reference guide for new immigrant families

Author: Students of Spanish 401.01, Assumption College, Spring Semester 2009

Publisher: Dr. James A. Caradonio New Citizens Center and Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Date: 2009

Description: A community service learning project for the New Citizen Center by the students of Spanish 401.01 at Assumption College, Spring Semester 2009. This reference guide provides information about local organizations and institutions that offer programs and services of interest to immigrants and refugees. The guide includes educational, family, health, social and legal resources.

Keywords: community organizations

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Massachusetts immigrants by the numbers: Demographic characteristics and economic footprint, second edition

Title: Massachusetts immigrants by the numbers: Demographic characteristics and economic footprint, second edition

Author: Clayton-Mathews, Alan and Watanabe, Paul  

Publisher: The Immigrant Learning Center

Date: 2012

Description: The report contains demographic and economic information on immigrants in Massachusetts.

Keywords: statistical data, demographics, economic conditions, immigrants

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

The geography of immigrant skills: Educational profiles of metropolitan areas

Title: The geography of immigrant skills: Educational profiles of metropolitan areas

Author: Hall Mathew; Singer, Audrey; De Jong, Gordon F. and Graefe, Deborah Roempke

Publisher: Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings

Date: 2011

Description: This report analyzes the educational attainment among foreign-born adults in the top 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

Keywords: statistical data, education, immigrants

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

The geography of immigrant skills: Worcester, MA Metro Area

Title: The geography of immigrant skills: Worcester, MA Metro Area

Publisher: Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings

Date: 2011

Description: This is a pdf of highlights of immigrant skill levels in the Worcester, MA metro area.

http://www.brookings.edu/about/programs/metro/immigrant-skills-profiles

Keywords: statistical data, Massachusetts, immigrants

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

From ‘There’ to ‘Here’: Refugee resettlement in Metropolitan America

Title: From ‘There’ to ‘Here’: Refugee resettlement in Metropolitan America

Author: Singer, Audrey and Wilson, Jill H.

Publication: Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution, Living Cities Census Series

Date: 2006

Description:  This paper provides an overview of the refugee program in the United States and an analysis of refugee resettlement trends by decade, region, country of origin and US metropolitan distribution. Since the establishment of the Refugee Act of 1980, more than 2 million refugees have arrived in the United States and they have largely resettled in metropolitan areas with large foreign-born populations. This paper includes four brief case studies comparing the context of refugee resettlement in different metropolitan communities and the effect on refugee integration in the United States.

Keywords: resettlement, refugee integration

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

The Vietnamese population in the United States: 2010

Title: The Vietnamese population in the United States: 2010

Author: United States Census Bureau

Publisher: United States Census Bureau

Date: 2010

Description: This report provides demographic information on the Vietnamese population in the United States, including Massachusetts.

Keywords: census data, Vietnamese, Asian Americans

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins