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The National Research Council will hold public meetings for two new studies beginning in January on the topic of immigration in the United States.

 

Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration - Jan. 9 Meeting

 

A National Research Council committee will hold its first meeting to discuss priorities for research on the economic and fiscal consequences of U.S. immigration. Speakers will make presentations on immigration trends and their macro-economic effects, trends in U.S. immigration, and the immigrant labor impact on wages.

 

The meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth  St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  For more information and a full agenda, visit http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=7040&MeetingNo=1

 

The Integration of Immigrants into American Society – Jan. 15 & 16 Meeting

 

At its first meeting, a National Research Council committee will explore the political, socio-economic, cultural, and spatial dimensions of the integration of immigrants into the United States. Issues to be discussed include demographic trends and projections in U.S. immigration, effects of integration on American institutions, and public perception of legal and illegal immigration.

 

The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 15 and 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 16 in Room 120 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  For more information and a full agenda, visit http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=7033&MeetingNo=1

Reporters who wish to attend either event should register in advance with the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.