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Immigrants in California

California is home to nearly 11 million immigrants, accounting for a quarter of the foreign-born population in the US. PPIC’s research builds understanding of important immigration trends in California and highlights key issues in immigration policy at the state and federal levels.

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Virtual Event · May 26, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

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Statewide Survey · May 2022

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

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Blog Post · May 24, 2022

California’s AAPI Community

Eric McGhee

Virtual Event · April 28, 2022

Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

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Statewide Survey · April 2022

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

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Report · April 2022

Health Care Access among California’s Farmworkers

Paulette Cha

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Policy Brief · April 2022

Policy Brief: Health Care Access among California’s Farmworkers

Paulette Cha, Stephanie Barton

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Blog Post · April 1, 2022

Video: COVID in California—What Have We Learned about the Economy?

Vicki Hsieh

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Blog Post · March 14, 2022

Video: Two Years of COVID in California

Ashlyn Perri

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Blog Post · March 11, 2022

How Did the Pandemic Transform California’s Safety Net?

Caroline Danielson

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Blog Post · March 10, 2022

Ukrainian Immigrants in California

Hans Johnson

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Blog Post · February 17, 2022

Medi-Cal Expansion Has Reduced Financial Barriers to Needed Health Care

Paulette Cha

Fact Sheet · January 2022

California’s Population

Hans Johnson, Eric McGhee, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

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Blog Post · January 11, 2022

California’s Children Offer a Window into a More Diverse Future

Eric McGhee, Jennifer Paluch, Vicki Hsieh

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Blog Post · August 20, 2021

Applications for Dream Act Financial Aid Have Fallen

Kevin Cook, Jacob Jackson

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Fact Sheet · July 2021

Poverty in California

Sarah Bohn, Caroline Danielson, Patricia Malagon

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Blog Post · July 22, 2021

Video: Immigrants in California

Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Ashlyn Perri

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video · July 22, 2021

Immigrants in California

Marisol Cuellar Mejia

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video · July 22, 2021

Los Inmigrantes en California

Marisol Cuellar Mejia

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Blog Post · July 1, 2021

Tax Hurdles May Limit Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Caroline Danielson, Tess Thorman

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Blog Post · June 30, 2021

Video: Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants in California

Stephanie Barton

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Blog Post · June 29, 2021

Geography of College Readiness in California

Cesar Alesi Perez, Hans Johnson, Vicki Hsieh, Niu Gao

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Blog Post · June 24, 2021

Video: California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

Mary Severance

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Report · June 2021

Health Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants: An Update

Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville

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Report · June 2021

California’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

Caroline Danielson

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Blog Post · May 21, 2021

Tracking Anti-Asian Hate

Vicki Hsieh, Joseph Hayes

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Blog Post · May 12, 2021

How Telehealth Can Bring Equity to Health Care

Paulette Cha

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Fact Sheet · May 2021

Health Care Reform in California

Shannon McConville

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Fact Sheet · May 2021

Immigrants and Health in California

Paulette Cha

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Blog Post · May 7, 2021

Video: Californians and Education

Vicki Hsieh

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Blog Post · April 30, 2021

Video: Distance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Stephanie Barton

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Blog Post · April 26, 2021

California’s Stalled Population Growth

Eric McGhee, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Hans Johnson

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Blog Post · April 15, 2021

California Sees More College Graduates, but Progress Is Uneven

Cesar Alesi Perez, Hans Johnson, Vicki Hsieh

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Blog Post · April 12, 2021

Video: A Conversation with US Senator Alex Padilla

Vicki Hsieh

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Blog Post · April 8, 2021

Video: Californians and Their Government

Stephanie Barton

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Statewide Survey · March 2021

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

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Blog Post · March 26, 2021

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Could Diversify California’s Electorate

Eric McGhee

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Fact Sheet · March 2021

Immigrants and Education in California

Hans Johnson, Cesar Alesi Perez, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

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Fact Sheet · March 2021

Immigrants in California

Hans Johnson, Cesar Alesi Perez, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

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Blog Post · February 2, 2021

Video: A Conversation with Leon Panetta

Mary Severance

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Report · January 2021

Assessing Teen Well-Being and Mental Health after the Medi-Cal Expansion

Paulette Cha

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Blog Post · January 21, 2021

Creating a Safety Net for Immigrant Communities

Shannon McConville

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Report · January 2021

California’s Future

Ellen Hanak, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Caroline Danielson ...

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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Economy

Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Education

Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Niu Gao ...

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Report · January 2021

California’s Future: Safety Net

Caroline Danielson, Shannon McConville, Paulette Cha

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Blog Post · December 10, 2020

Federal Action—or Inaction—Will Shape California’s Recovery

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune ...

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Blog Post · December 7, 2020

Will This Recession Deepen California’s Economic Divide?

Sarah Bohn, Dean Bonner, Vicki Hsieh, Julien Lafortune ...

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Fact Sheet · September 2020

The CalFresh Food Assistance Program

Caroline Danielson, Daniel Tan

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Blog Post · June 19, 2020

The DACA Ruling and California’s Dreamers

Joseph Hayes, Laura Hill