With issues of immigration policy very much at the forefront of the upcoming elections, this annual conference will offer policy and legal analysis on key immigration topics facing the country and the incoming administration and Congress.
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
The UK vote to exit the European Union has given new momentum to euroskeptic, anti-immigration movements elsewhere. Experts discuss the political and policy lessons that can be learned from Brexit and applied to debates in Europe and North America, including how to address public anxiety over immigration and identity, while managing migration in a globalized economy.
The educational needs of immigrant students in primary and secondary schools pose a growing challenge for policymakers and educators. Speakers will discuss supplementary funding to support the educational needs of migrant-background students, and will provide an overview of the mechanics of school funding for such children in Canada, France, Germany, and United States, examined in an upcoming report.
An MPI Europe event focused on the Canadian Express Entry system—the rationale for its introduction, its building blocks, and initial outcomes—and how it may provide lessons for improving the management of skilled migration in Europe.
An expert discussion with Swedish and U.S. government officials on global and national responses to rising displacement, innovations in managing migration processes, and attempts to address the dysfunctional aspects of international migration.
MPI analysts explore how the migration politics and policies of the UK government influenced the decision to hold the "Brexit" referendum, how public attitudes towards immigration might influence the result, and how the outcome might impact migration policy in the United Kingdom and European Union more broadly.
A discussion on global cooperation efforts to strengthen the development impact of migration, with the Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy and the U.S. State Department's Director of the Office of Population and International Migration in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, along with experts from U.S. public and private sectors.
A panel discussion and book launch with Maurice Crul, Professor of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam; Jozef De Witte, Director, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism; Michael Fix, Senior Vice President and Co-Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI; and Elizabeth Collett, Director, MPI Europe.
A discussion with Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States on the changing dynamics of Mexico’s economy, demographics, and large-scale emigration, and their implications for both Mexico and the United States.
The release of MPI's book Immigrants in a Changing Labor Market and discussion with Jason Furman, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council; Harry Holzer, Georgetown University Professor of Public Policy; and MPI's Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Michael Fix.