Winners Announced for 2013 BORDERS Awards in Immigration Research

Feb. 26, 2013


Immigration processes and policies continue to be the subject of much political and scientific debate. To enhance new research on immigration, in the fall of 2012, BORDERS invited proposals for the second round of its Awards in Immigration Research program.

BORDERS is pleased to announce that we have selected 3 recipients for the 2013 Awards in Immigration Research. Two Faculty, and 1 Young Researcher awards have been awarded to scholars conducting research using the New Immigration Survey database (, a multi-cohort prospective-retrospective panel study of new legal immigrants to the US that provides a public use database with information on immigrants’ background, family, transfers, economics, health and housing. The NIS is supported by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

The recipients will be conducting research in the summer and fall of 2013 within the following areas: immigrant integration, migration and naturalization motivations, and comparative immigration analysis.

The 2013 recipients are listed below:

  • Dr. Shannon Gleeson – University of California, Santa Cruz: “Resources and Immigrants’ Intentions to Become U.S. Citizens”
  • Dr. Rebecca Lessem - Carnegie Mellon University: “The Immigrant-Native Wage Gap in the United States”
  • Vickie Ybarra – University of New Mexico: “Political Socialization and Incorporation of Adult Immigrants and their Children”