This telebriefing by Doris Meissner and Marc Rosenblum of MPI examines factors behind the flow of unaccompanied children from Central America and Mexico to the United States, which has surged 90 percent since last year. The talk also previews a policy brief on unaccompanied minors that MPI will release in July.
A discussion on policies regarding immigrant parent detentions and deportations, related child protection issues, and the implications for the immigration enforcement and child welfare systems. This event is also the release of a related Women's Refugee Commission toolkit for detained or deported parents and those who work on the issue.
A webinar for the release of an innovative cross-system analysis examining California state policies and local practices that promote the success of English Language Learners (ELLs) and immigrants through the educational system, along with recommendations for building on these efforts.
A discussion with the 2012 Chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development and Financial Secretary of the Republic of Mauritius Ali Mansoor and MPI's President Demetrios Papademetriou on the preparation of the 2012 GFMD summit, including an update on the possible ideas and projects contemplated that would fully integrate migration into the development framework, with a special focus on Africa.
A comparative discussion on how nations are approaching immigrant integration strategies, with the Portuguese High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director; Sweden's State Secretary to the Minister for Integration; Citizenship and Immigration Canada Associate Deputy Minister; and the MPI President.
The launch in Bangkok of an issue brief series on labor migration in Asia undertaken by IOM and MPI with the Minister of Labour from the Government of Thailand; the Ambassador from Bangladesh; the Ambassador from the Government of the Philippines; and IOM and MPI representatives.