Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy

The Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy leverages the resources of New Jersey’s flagship public research university to explore the challenges and opportunities stemming from significant levels of immigration—across the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy

The Eagleton Program on Immigration and Democracy (EPID) leverages the resources of New Jersey’s flagship public research university to explore challenges and opportunities stemming from significant levels of immigration—across the state, the region, the nation, and the world. The program has used scholarly research, public education, and community service to advance this goal. Its name reflects the close intertwining of immigration and democracy as central themes in the American experience. The program aims to enhance the knowledge base and policy framework that are essential to the growth and prosperity of our state, region, and nation.

Past Projects

EPID has used scholarly research, public education, and community service projects to explore challenges and opportunities stemming from significant levels of immigration.

Past events hosted by EPD have ranged from People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door, a 2019 book talk by author and Eagleton visiting scholar Sayu Bhojwani, Ph.D., to Citizenship Rutgers—a 2011-2013 collaboration with faculty from from Rutgers Law School and School of Management and Labor Relations as well as numerous community partners to offer a series of free naturalization application assistance events held on each Rutgers University campus in Camden, Newark and New Brunswick.

Reports

Meet the Neighbors: Organizational and Spatial Dynamics of Immigrant New Jersey (February 2014)
Authors: Janice Fine, Anastasia R. Mann, David Tulloch, F. Scott Bentley
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Crossroads of the World: New Americans in Middlesex County, NJ (September 2011)
Author: Anastasia R. Mann, Ph.D.
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Destination, New Jersey: How Immigrants Benefit the State Economy (December 2008)
Authors: Ira N. Gang and Anne Morrison Piehl