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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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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

Fact Sheet · March 2021

California’s Population

Hans Johnson, Eric McGhee, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

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Blog Post · February 2, 2021

Video: A Conversation with Leon Panetta

Mary Severance

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Statewide Survey · January 2021

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Rachel Lawler, Deja Thomas

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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

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Blog Post · May 18, 2020

How the Pandemic Has Disrupted Food Chains

Lori Pottinger

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Blog Post · April 24, 2020

Many Low-Income Families Left Out of Federal Stimulus Benefits

Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn

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Blog Post · March 30, 2020

Food Security in a Time of COVID-19 Insecurity: How the Virus Affects Farming

Lori Pottinger

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Report · March 2020

Counting California: Challenges for the 2020 Census

Sarah Bohn, Eric McGhee, Lynette Ubois

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Blog Post · February 21, 2020

Medi-Cal Expansion for Undocumented Seniors

Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville

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Report · January 2020

California’s Future: Population

Hans Johnson, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

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Report · November 2019

Medi-Cal Expansion and Children’s Well-Being

Paulette Cha, Shannon McConville

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Blog Post · November 6, 2019

Proposition 187 and a Changing California

Dean Bonner

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Statewide Survey · September 2019

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler

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Fact Sheet · August 2019

Millennial Voters and California Politics

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, Rachel Lawler

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Blog Post · June 27, 2019

Interview: Citizenship and the 2020 Census

Vicki Hsieh, Eric McGhee

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Blog Post · June 17, 2019

Skills-based Immigration and California’s Workforce

Joseph Hayes