Introducing the New CMS Database to Find Estimates and Characteristics of the Unauthorized

Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

Introducing the New CMS Database to Find Estimates and Characteristics of the Unauthorized

Event Date and Time March 5, 2015 1:00 pm
Event Ends March 5, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue Center for Migration Studies


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On March 5, 2015, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) hosted a webinar introducing its innovative database that provides detailed information about US unauthorized residents at the national, state, and sub-state levels. It is intended for scholars, researchers, service-providers, and government officials in crafting, implementing, and evaluating programs that serve noncitizens, including the unauthorized population. Recording of the webinar and presentation materials are below.

The database derives from data collected in the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and is supplemented by recent estimates produced by Robert Warren, CMS Senior Visiting Fellow and former INS Statistics Division Director. It has been developed in partnership with the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University which, among other initiatives, maintains databases on income, employment, taxes, sectors of the economy, education, demographics, and other economic indicators for the nation, the state, and local areas.

The new database offers two data tools which are searchable by state and by public use microdata sample areas (PUMAs). The State Data Tool provides data across 18 variables on the unauthorized population for all US states. The PUMA Data Tool allows users to hone in on PUMA areas – geographic areas recognized by the US Census Bureau that have a population of approximately 100,000 people. Users will also be able to select multiple states and PUMAs to aggregate estimates. The data tools are now available at data.cmsny.org.

Robert Warren
Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Migration Studies
Former Director of Statistics Division, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

Carol O. Rogers
Deputy Director, Indiana Business Research Center
Adjunct Faculty, IUPUI School of Journalism

J. Rachel Reyes
Communications Coordinator
Center for Migration Studies