E.g., 07/28/2017
E.g., 07/28/2017
Instituto Nacional de Migración
Reports
July 2017

Mexico has apprehended more than 50,000 unaccompanied children since 2014 and introduced ambitious reforms to safeguard their rights. Yet the gap between policy and reality is wide: Most are held in adult detention centers rather than child shelters and report never being told of their right to apply for asylum. This report examines the child protection legal framework in Mexico, its implementation, and the gaps between the two.

Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Fact Sheets
July 2017
Protecting the DREAM: The Potential Impact of Different Legislative Scenarios for Unauthorized Youth

With the DACA program's future cloudy, Congress is facing growing calls to protect unauthorized immigrants who came to the United States as children. This fact sheet examines pending DREAM Act bills in the House and Senate, offering estimates of who might earn conditional legal status—and ultimately legal permanent residence—based of educational, professional, and other requirements in the legislation.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents take a man into custody.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Online Journal

Making good on campaign promises to toughen immigration enforcement, the Trump administration has acted swiftly to cast a wider net in the U.S. interior. The actions represent a sea change in enforcement practice, moving from a tight focus on high-priority individuals to an era in which all unauthorized immigrants may be subject to deportation. This article explores the shifts undertaken during President Trump's first six months.

Jay Allen/Crown Copyright
Commentary
June 2017

Initial reaction to the British government's offer regarding the post-Brexit treatment of EU nationals resident in the United Kingdom was sharply divergent, ranging from constructive to catastrophic. Examining the deal at a slightly longer remove, the proposal in many ways represents a thoughtful piece of immigration policy—albeit with some glaring holes and vague elements, as this commentary explores.

Frankie Fouganthin
Reports
June 2017
Weathering Crisis, Forging Ahead: Swedish Asylum and Integration Policy

As the number of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden each month climbed to the tens of thousands in late 2015, the Swedish asylum system reached a breaking point. Arrivals have since slowed, but the challenge is far from over. This report examines Swedish policymakers’ efforts to manage future flows and support integration of newcomers through changes to housing, employment, education, and health services.

Opening of the International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna, Austria.
Dragan Tatic/ Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration, und Äußeres
Reports
June 2017
In Search of Common Values amid Large-Scale Immigrant Integration Pressures

Amid high levels of immigration, the roles of religion, culture, and identity in liberal democratic societies in Europe have come under the microscope. Few have found it easy to identify a core set of shared values and to communicate them evenhandedly to newcomers. Amid clashes over burqas and belonging, this report explores the tradeoffs policymakers face in defining, instilling, and managing disagreement over values.

Migration Policy Institute

Recent Publications see all >

Protecting the DREAM: The Potential Impact of Different Legislative Scenarios for Unauthorized Youth
Fact Sheets
July 2017
By Jeanne Batalova, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, and Michelle Mittelstadt
In Search of Common Values amid Large-Scale Immigrant Integration Pressures
Reports
June 2017
By Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan and Meghan Benton
Protecting the DREAM: The Potential Impact of Different Legislative Scenarios for Unauthorized Youth
Fact Sheets
July 2017
By Jeanne Batalova, Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, and Michelle Mittelstadt
In Search of Common Values amid Large-Scale Immigrant Integration Pressures
Reports
June 2017
By Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan and Meghan Benton