Recent News & Events

December 17, 2010

Washington Post quotes Rob Paral on Illinois redistricting

"Illinois: Democrats' lone redistricting prize..."

October 1, 2010

Rupert Murdoch cites RPA estimates in Congressional testimony

Testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees Border Security, and International Law, Fox News Channel owner Murdoch cites The Costs of Mass Deportation study completed by RPA for the Center for American Progress. Said Murdoch "It is nonsense to talk about expelling 11 or 12 million people. Not only is it impractical, it is cost-prohibitive. A study this year put the cost of mass deportation at $286 billion over five years."

October 1, 2010

Emerging Leaders of Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The Council's 2009 class chose immigration as a study topic, and RPA presented an overview of immigration and the U.S. Economy

September 13, 2010

Tribune article

The Chicago Tribune notes our recent work on Mexican immigrant integration in today's paper. Story here.

September 9, 2010

Mexico's Bicentennial

For a project we completed for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs we compiled a unique set of population data on Mexican immigrants in Midwestern counties going back to 1940. We post it in honor of Mexico's Bicentennial It's a complex data set but here it is.

August 31, 2010

Chicago Population Trends

We've been working hard to find easy ways to display the upcoming Census2010 data -- so important to public policy and human services. Our latest upgrade is to include a fixed legend on a Google Map. Try it here with Chicago data.

May 12, 2010

Human service reform in Illinois

In his role as a consultant to The Chicago Community Trust on the Illinois Human Services Commission, Rob Paral presents initial findings from the Commission’s first report on human services..

May 3, 2010

Suburban Elected Officials and Immigrants

Rob speaks to members of the Northwest Municipal Conference to describe a survey RPA conducted for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to improve understanding of immigrant integration.

March 15, 2010

Adult Education in Illinois

Rob presents findings of new analysis of changing needs of adult learners in Illinois.

March 9, 2010

Korean American Community Services

RPA provides staff workshop on meeting service needs of changing immigrant communities on Chicago's North Side

February 23, 2010

Midwest Democracy Network

RPA releases new information on potential new boundaries of political districts in Illinois

February 19, 2010

Illinois Human Services Commission

Rob presents overview of key features of human services to Commission members

January 26, 2010

American Jewish Committee's Bridging America Project

Rob is featured presenter on the meaning of new immigration in metro Chicago.

January 14, 2010

California Immigrant Integration

Rob Paral presents findings on economic progress of immigrants at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles.

January 12, 2010

Illinois Human Services Commission

Rob presents overview of key features of human services to Commission members

January 12, 2010

Illinois Redistricting on WBEZ

Rob Paral explains population shift and political redistricting on public radio's 848 program.

December 1, 2009

Health Care in Illinois: New Findings

RPA releases new estimates of health insurance coverage, with support from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

November 5, 2009

State Agencies and Language Barriers

RPA, along with the DuPage Council on Human Services, Millennia Consulting and the University of Illinois, briefs Illinois Department of Human Services directors on communications with non-English speakers.

November, 2009

Economic Growth through Immigrant Legalization

The American Immigration Council, based in Washington, DC, releases RPAs new analysis of economic gains made by immigrants who received legal status in the 1980s.

October 23, 2009

Chicago Immigration Panel at DePaul University

Rob Paral is featured speaker at DePaul conference on the economic underpinnings of modern immigration.

September 18, 2009

Ensuring a Full Census Count

Rob discusses the implications of the 2010 Census at a conference convened by the Leadership Conference for Civil Rights

September 11, 2009

9/11 and Immigration

Rob describes post-9/11 policies on immigrants on the WBEZ-FM 848 show.