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Terrorism may make liberals think more like conservatives
Liberals' attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. Data from two nationally representative surveys of British citizens revealed that feelings of national loyalty increased and endorsement of equality decreased among political liberals following the terrorist attack. (2015-12-17)

Can discrimination contribute to feelings of radicalization?
Muslim immigrants who feel marginalized and discriminated against in countries that expect them to integrate into their culture and society are more likely to experience psychological threats to their own significance that could be related to increased support of radicalism, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association's 125th Annual Convention. (2017-08-05)

The immune system may explain skepticism towards immigrants
There is a strong correlation between our fear of infection and our skepticism towards immigrants. New cross-national research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why political discussions of immigration are so heated and why integration often fails. (2017-05-01)

The development of a language in space -- Israeli Sign Language
Because of its particular history, Israeli Sign Language is a creole language -- the only creole sign language that has been described to date. This book offers an introduction to sign language linguistics using Israeli Sign Language as a model. The authors provide a glimpse into the Deaf community from its inception to the present. Underlying premises of the book are that language is a mental system with universal properties, and that language lives through people. (2007-12-10)

Young American Latinos report the most discrimination
Although the United States has seen a dramatic increase in Mexican and Latin American immigrants since 1970, a recent study by Penn State researchers is one of the few where perceived discrimination is examined in this population. The study found that undocumented Latino immigrants are not the most likely group to report discrimination. (2017-06-26)

A new method measures the integration or segregation of immigrants based on their tweets
An international team led by researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed a method to measure the integration or segregation of immigrants based on the messages they write on the social network, Twitter. (2018-03-14)

Study finds troubling consequences for anti-Muslim and anti-Mexican attitudes and actions
In a study conducted during the 2016 US Republican Primaries, researchers from Penn and Northwestern found that Americans hold dehumanizing views of Muslims and Mexican immigrants, and as a result of feeling dehumanized, these groups become more likely to favor violent action over nonviolent and are less likely to assist with counterterrorism. (2017-02-06)

'European Muslims perceive the EU more positively than other Europeans'
For the first time, the Cluster of Excellence analyses the attitudes of European Muslims towards the EU - Far less sceptical than other groups such as Christians and those without religious affiliation - Reason probably lies with their relatively higher life satisfaction in their host country - Religiosity does not seem to influence the attitudes of Muslims towards the EU - Experiencing discrimination however threatens positive attitudes. (2017-10-27)

UB study finds no apparent link between undocumented immigration and crime
An analysis by a University at Buffalo-led team using two estimates of undocumented immigration suggests that, on average, this population reduced or had no effect on crime in 154 U.S. metropolitan areas studied, including places such as New York City, Chicago and Las Vegas. (2020-10-05)

Political corruption scars young voters forever, new research finds
New research by Bocconi University, Milan, finds that political corruption has a long-term scarring effect on trust in democratic institutions and on voters' behavior and that such an effect differs according to one's age cohort, with first-time voters at the time of corruption revelation still being affected 25 years later. (2019-02-22)

Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TB
Visual abstract permanent link: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1503/cmaj.170817/-/DC2 Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170817 (2018-02-26)

Protecting unauthorized immigrant deportation improves their children's mental health
Protecting unauthorized immigrant mothers from deportation considerably improved the mental health of their US citizen children -- decreasing rates of adjustment and anxiety disorder diagnoses by over 50 percent, according to a new study. (2017-08-31)

Research shows biases against immigrants with non-anglicized names
Using variations of the 'trolley-dilemma' where people choose who to save or not save others in a hypothetical situation, social psychologists show that for certain groups, under certain conditions in a hypothetical scenario, having an anglicized name means you're more likely to be saved than if you kept your original Asian or Arab name. (2018-12-26)

Low-income immigrants face barriers to US citizenship
New research shows that lowering application fees for naturalization could help more U.S. immigrants gain the benefits of citizenship. (2018-01-18)

Health insurance associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease among aging immigrants
Aging immigrants' risk for cardiovascular disease may be heightened by their lack of health insurance, particularly among those who recently arrived in the United States, finds a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. (2019-03-19)

Early Trump support climbed in areas with recent Latino population growth
According to three political scientists from the University of California, Riverside, Donald Trump's promise to build a 'great wall' spanning the border separating the United States and Mexico, as well as subsequent remarks describing Mexican immigrants as 'criminals' and 'rapists,' had a galvanizing effect on his voter base in the initial stages of his campaign, particularly in areas of the country that had experienced considerable Latino population growth in recent years. (2018-01-19)

Immigrant parents report fewer adverse childhood experiences than US-born parents
A new study found immigrants reported fewer potentially health-harming adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, violence, or divorce, than native-born Americans. The findings, which will be highlighted in an abstract presentation during the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference & Exhibition, suggest immigrants may experience different forms of stress early in life than do those born in the United States. (2017-09-15)

Arrival of refugees in Eastern German communities has no effect on voting behavior, attitudes on immigration
The arrival of refugees in eastern German communities has had no effect on local residents' voting behavior or on their attitudes toward immigration, finds a new study of citizens in more than 200 regional municipalities. (2019-08-31)

Researchers study care for undocumented immigrants with kidney failure
By failing to provide scheduled dialysis treatments to undocumented immigrants with kidney failure, states pay higher costs for care and the patients face greater pain and psychological distress, according to a new study appearing in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. (2017-02-06)

Undocumented immigrants least likely to see a doctor, but still healthier than other populations
Undocumented immigrants have the worst rates of health care utilization and access, numbers that are worse than 15 years ago and are likely to continue their downward trend. However, they have lower risk of chronic disease than other immigrants and U.S. citizens. (2018-09-14)

Mexican migrant health access much lower after US border crossing
Immigrants and migrants from Mexico had worse access to health care and insurance after they crossed the border into the US -- and it remained bad when they returned to Mexico again. (2018-01-10)

Multiracial congregations have nearly doubled in the United States
The percentage of multiracial congregations in the United States has nearly doubled, with about one in five American congregants attending a place of worship that is racially mixed, according to a Baylor University study. (2018-06-20)

US-born workers receive disability benefits more often than workers from abroad
People born elsewhere who work in the United States are much less likely to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits than those born in the US or its territories. Foreign-born adults are less likely to report health-related impediments to working, to be covered by work-disability insurance and to apply for disability benefits. (2017-11-06)

Study details a path for treating Latinos with mental health and substance misuse symptoms
A team of researchers at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital -- in collaboration with two teams in Spain and collaborators in the US and Puerto Rico -- has tested a novel preventive intervention designed to provide tailored treatment for Latino immigrants with both mental health and substance misuse symptoms. (2019-01-11)

New research quantifies how much speakers' first language affects learning a new language
Linguistic research suggests that accents are strongly shaped by the speaker's first language they learned growing up. New research from an international collaboration between the University of Rochester and universities in Germany and Holland sheds light on just how strong these effects can be. This work is the first to evaluate these effects on a large scale and may lead to novel methods of instruction for adults learning to speak foreign languages. (2019-11-14)

In mongoose society, immigrants are a bonus -- when given time to settle in
Researchers studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group. The study in Current Biology shows that, initially, recent immigrants rarely serve as lookout, which means they provide little information to help the rest of the group. Even when they do act cooperatively, their new groupmates tend to ignore what they have to offer. But, within five months, the new arrivals become valued members within mongoose society. (2017-12-04)

Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants
Gaining citizenship brings life-changing opportunities, but high application fees make it unaffordable for many immigrants who are ineligible for a federal waiver. When the NaturalizeNY program offered vouchers covering the fee, recipients were twice as likely to apply. Local and federal governments can take action to make citizenship affordable for all. (2018-01-15)

Scandinavians shaped by several waves of immigration
So you think people in present-day Sweden and Norway are different from each other? It turns out that would have been closer to the truth some 9500 years ago. (2018-02-01)

How birthplace and education influence marriage choices in China
Many people choose their spouse based on shared values and interests. But in China, another important, relatively unknown factor plays a role: hukou, and it may be contributing to growing socioeconomic disparity in the country's largest city, according to a new UBC study. (2017-03-22)

Partnering with the community to advance health care quality for immigrant children
Over the next 40 years, children of immigrant families will grow to represent one-third of United States' residents. This AAP presentation is aimed at helping the nation's pediatricians understand that immigration-related issues, generally, and unresolved immigration status, specifically, can impact children's mental health and overall well-being (2017-09-15)

Study finds recidivism no higher among deportable immigrants
One concern motivating a recent crackdown on illegal immigration in some jurisdictions is a fear that immigrants -- particularly illegal immigrants -- increase crime in the community. A new study from the RAND Corporation tested the notion by following a group of immigrants released from jails in Los Angeles County. The findings suggest that illegal and other immigrants subject to deportation pose no greater risk of criminal activity than nondeportable immigrants. (2008-02-22)

How DACA affects the health of America's children
When unauthorized immigrants are offered protection from deportation, mental illnesses in their children drop by more than 50 percent. (2017-08-31)

Agriculture and health sectors collaborate to address population health
In at least 18 states around the United States, academic health science centers are partnering with cooperative extension systems to better address population health. This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (2017-09-12)

Immigration is beneficial to economies, even after 100 years
A new paper published in the Review of Economic Studies finds that US counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today. (2019-03-12)

How societal attitudes, political rhetoric affect immigrants' health
For immigrants to the United States, the current political climate, and debates over issues such as a border wall, become part of the environment that influences their health, according to a new University of Washington study. (2019-04-09)

Canada remains 7th in World Happiness Report rankings
Canada remains the seventh happiest country in the world, according to a new report co-edited by CIFAR Distinguished Fellow John Helliwell. (2018-03-14)

The challenges for anthropologists when they're the expert in the courtroom
A national presentation and discussion will examine the intellectual, practical and ethical challenges for anthropologists when they're hired to serve as expert witnesses. (2015-03-24)

Heavier Asian Americans seen as 'more American,' study says
A University of Washington-led study has found that for Asian Americans, those who appear heavier not only are perceived to be more 'American,' but also may be subject to less prejudice directed at foreigners than Asian Americans who are thin. (2017-07-31)

Xenophobia strongly linked to Brexit, regardless of voter age, gender or education
New research provides evidence that British citizens who agreed that immigrants threaten their values and way of life were more likely to have voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, regardless of their age, gender or education. People who just thought it was great to be British or just valued their British identity were not more likely to reject immigrants or vote for Brexit. (2017-11-27)

Flexibility key to sports for Muslim women: Study
Adopting a more flexible dress code in school sports programs could encourage more young Muslim women to participate in recreational activities, suggests a new study. (2002-11-11)

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