Fall Conference on Immigration and Immigrant Integration

Thursday, September 24, 2020 (All day) to Friday, September 25, 2020 (All day)
Virtual Conference

Five Years After the National Academies' Report on the Integration of Immigrants into American Society: The Challenges Ahead


Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Russell Sage Foundation Conference on Immigration and Immigrant Integration, originally scheduled for April 30, will take place virtually over two half-days, on September 24 and September 25, 2020.

The first half-day will feature presentations by selected researchers supported by this initiative. Harvard University sociologist and immigration scholar Mary Waters will be the keynote speaker. Funded investigators will review findings from their research on a range of issues, including how increasing population diversity affects ideas about what it means to be American, how increased immigration enforcement has affected crime, job opportunities and wellbeing, and the spillover effects of federal policy changes on the resurgence of nativism and anti-immigrant sentiment.

The second half-day will be forward-looking, emphasizing challenges and opportunities in times of COVID-19 -from identifying and tracking hard to reach vulnerable population groups to documenting and evaluating state and local experimentation policy efforts, and re-thinking how national immigration priorities might be reformed. Presenters will include immigration researchers as well as key leaders from the policy analysis and advocacy worlds and immigration reporters from the news media.


Visit the registration page to register. The full agenda and list of participants will become available a month before the conference.