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immigrant naturalizations

Students seem particularly interested in naturalization rates. MPI has some great data on naturalization rates including by country, demographics, trends, among other data. Meanwhile, below is an interactive bar graph of naturalizations from 1910-2014.

NYT article about immigration system

This NYT article has some great graphics including historical data and some of the basics of our immigration system. For quick reference, I've copied and pasted their graphics below, but the entire page is well worth visiting.

This first chart looks at the proportion of immigrants relative to the US population from 1860 to projected 2060. Notice that current numbers (2016) do not yet match the height of migration to the US at the turn of the century (last great wave of migration).

Given the long history of immigration to the US, when we say we want to return to "historical period" of immigration, it's worthwhile considering tow what "historical period" we are referring. Here's a graph of the green cards issued as a percentage of the US population. For the historical period between 1924 (when the US seriously curtailed migration with the passage of the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924) to 1965 (when the US reopened its borders to immigrants). Notice that in many…

open house for MA/PhD in Political Science

The MA/PhD Program in Political Science of the CUNY Graduate Center is holding an informational Open House on for potential applicants to our MA and PhD programs.

Open House for Prospective Applicants
Political Science MA/PhD Program of the CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave, Room 5200
New York New York

Come learn about how the Program prepares the political scientists of the future! Our distinguished faculty trains students to become independent researchers while preparing them for careers in academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. We admit students for our Ph.D. and M.A. programs every fall. The deadline to apply for admission for the Fall 2017 semester is December 15, 2016.

Interested students are also invited to a panel discussion immediately preceding the Open House, on “Beyond the Punditry – Fresh Perspectives on the 2016 Elections.” A post-mortem assessment of the election by Celeste Katz (Mic, an online news platform targeting millennials), S…

formatting headings for your S/R papers

For the rest of the semester, please format the headers of your S/R in the following way:

*** heading is single space and align right***
Your full name Wk# due date of assignment MigCit-FA16

*** rest of paper is double-spaced, align left***

          rest of the paper goes here....Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Formatting your assignment in this manner helps me keep all the assignments organized.

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