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Video, Audio July 30, 2012

Recent reports from the U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show increases in the numbers of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, being picked up, and placed in their care. Representatives from the Women's Refugee Commission recently conducted a fact-finding mission at the border to discover more about this trend and resulting impacts; KIND serves unaccompanied children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone.

MPI hosts a discussion with experts from KIND and the Women’s Refugee Commission, focusing on causes of the increase in unaccompanied minor migrants, the situation they face once detained, and challenges confronting NGOs trying to provide aid and the U.S. government agencies responsible for processing minors through the system.

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Audio, Webinars September 4, 2014

This event marks the release of the MPI brief Executive Action for Unauthorized Immigrants: Estimates of the Populations that Could Receive ReliefWith the Obama administration contemplating executive action in the immigration arena, immigrant-rights leaders, members of Congress, and others have proposed a number of options for executive action that President Obama could take to provide relief from deportation to more of the nation’s estimated 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants. Among the options are extending deferred action to populations beyond those eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and further refining the enforcement priorities that guide deportations. In this briefing, MPI experts unveil their findings, providing estimates of the numbers who may benefit from potential approaches to administrative relief.

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Video, Audio, Webinars January 21, 2016

Experts Delia Pompa and Margie McHugh examine provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to the success of immigrant and English-learner students during this webinar, answering questions about the new law's implementation and possible impacts.

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Video, Audio February 27, 2014

This panel discussion on unaccompanied minors focuses on a report by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) at UC Hastings College of the Law, A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System. The panel moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of the Refugee Protection Program at MPI, includes speakers Elizabeth Dallam, KIND National Legal Services Director; Lisa Frydman, CGRS Associate Director and Managing Attorney; Karen Musalo, GGRS Director; and KIND Executive Director Wendy Young. The discussion focuses on the conclusion that children face a U.S. immigration system created for adults that is not required to consider the child’s best interests. Unaccompanied children are not provided lawyers to help them navigate the complex requirements of immigration proceedings. The report is available at www.supportkind.org and www.cgrs.uchastings.edu.

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Video, Audio, Webinars January 13, 2016

This webinar offers a discussion of the economic, linguistic and educational disadvantage experienced by U.S. children with unauthorized immigrant parents. The MPI researchers discuss their finding that 86 percent of the 5.1 million such children in the United States have a parent who could potentially benefit from the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.

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Video, Audio, Webinars October 27, 2015

During this webinar, which discusses findings from a trio of papers examining the experiences of refugee children pre- and post-resettlement, researchers discuss the effects of their experiences on their mental health and education. The discussion focuses on pre-resettlement schooling gaps, the educational and mental health needs of Syrian refugee children, and the post-resettlement schooling experiences of Somali Bantu children once enrolled in a Chicago elementary school.

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Internationals Network for Public Schools
Audio, Webinars June 18, 2014

This webinar exploring findings from MPI's report, Critical Choices in Post-Recession California: Investing in the Educational and Career Success of Immigrant Youth, which focuses on the implications of California's public education system reforms for the state's 3.3 million first- and second-generation immigrant young adults and their families. The report's authors, joined by Christopher Edley, Jr., and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, discuss the critical choices California policymakers make as the state emerges from a deep budget crisis and decides where to make new investments in education.

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Video, Audio, Webinars March 23, 2016

MPI analysts discuss the findings of a report comparing young children of refugees to other U.S. children on several key indicators of well-being. 

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Video, Audio December 14, 2012

In 2010, nearly one in four U.S. children under 18 was the child of an immigrant. Latino, Black, Asian, and multiracial children together are nearing a majority of the nation’s children. Not surprisingly, scholarship has focused on the largest immigrant groups: the children of Latinos and Asians. Far less academic attention has been paid to the rapidly diversifying Black immigrant child population.

To examine this population, MPI has released a major volume, Young Children of Black Immigrants in America: Changing Flows, Changing Faces, which provides demographic overviews of Black immigrants in the U.S. and their children. The event discussion will touch on the intersection of race and immigration, will focus on the demographics of this population, their educational success, and implications of the volume’s findings.

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Video, Audio, Webinars October 15, 2015

Marking the release of an MPI brief, this webinar examines data on where unaccompanied child migrants are being placed in the United States, how they are faring in immigration courts, what services are available to them, and how U.S. communities are adapting to their arrival.

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Video, Audio, Webinars October 8, 2015

This webinar discusses the different policies that states have on unauthorized immigrants and in-state tuition, financial aid and other benefits, and the implications for unauthorized immigrant youth seeking two- and four-year college degrees.

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Audio, Webinars September 16, 2014

A discussion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, how its educational requirements may be impacting application rates, and recommendations for overcoming the education-success challenges that key subgroups of DACA-DREAM youth face. Webinar participants discuss findings of the report, Diploma, Please: Promoting Educational Attainment for DACA- and Potential DREAM Act-Eligible Youth, which offers a sociodemographic profile of DACA youth and highlights some promising programs, emerging models, and policy contexts in states such as California, Texas, New York, Illinois, Georgia, and Washington State.

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Video, Audio September 21, 2015

A report release where authors discuss the effects of parental deportation on the children of immigrants, the related needs for health and social services, and U.S. policy responses to protect these children.

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Deferred Action Workshop/Korean Resource Center 민족학교
Audio, Webinars August 6, 2014

This webinar covers the findings from MPI's report about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative and eligible populations two years after its implementation. In this briefing, MPI researchers present their analysis of the immediately and potentially eligible DACA populations nationally and for leading states, as well as broader sociodemographic findings, including English proficiency, educational attainment, poverty level, and more. They also discuss the broader implications of DACA for U.S. immigration and integration policy, as well as lessons that can be applied to the program’s next phase or possible executive action that might expand deferred action to other unauthorized immigrant populations. The webinar also introduces MPI's latest data tool, which provides estimates for the U.S. and 41 states of the current and potentially eligible DACA populations, as well as detailed profiles for the U.S. and 25 states.

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Video, Audio, Webinars September 11, 2015

On this webinar, researchers explore the types of discrimination that young children of immigrants may experience, the related educational, psychological, and social impacts, and recommendations for addressing discrimination.

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Audio, Webinars June 2, 2014
This webinar discusses the report Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture, and Systems Knowledge, which examines the growing population of young children ages 8 and under with an immigrant parent, and the parents' engagement with early childhood care and education programs. Presenters include the report's authors as well as Miriam Calderon, former Senior Policy Advisor for Early Learning with the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Eliza Leighton, Director of Promise Neighborhood Langley Park Program with CASA de Maryland.
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Video, Audio, Webinars April 28, 2015

On this webinar, MPI analysts present the findings from their report Immigrant and Refugee Workers in the Early Childhood Field: Taking a Closer Look, and discuss the issue with a leading expert in the field of child-care worker employment.

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Video, Audio January 17, 2013

Consider this fact: One in four children in the United States is the child of an immigrant. The well-being of these children does and continues to have a profound impact on the social and economic strength of this country. With that in mind, the Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy convened a major public policy research symposium focused on young children of immigrants in the United States.

While policies that crucially influence the development of young children (birth through age 10) of immigrants are typically examined through a specific policy lens, this conference lies uniquely at the intersection of not just early education and health but immigration policy. 

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Video, Audio, Webinars March 31, 2015

A webinar examining the shifting pattern of Central American child and family migration between 2011 and 2014 and expectations for 2015, the policy challenges presented by the rising inflow, and how states, localities, the U.S. government, and other countries in the region are responding to this recent trend.

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Video, Audio August 7, 2012

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is potentially one of the biggest initiatives U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will have undertaken. With this development, MPI has released an updated fact sheet, Relief from Deportation: Demographic Profile of the DREAMers Potentially Eligible under the Deferred Action Policy, estimating that there are approximately 1.76 million unauthorized immigrants who could potentially benefit from the initiative that has been issued.

MPI hosts this discussion with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas talking about the application process and policies that the agency has announced to implement the administration’s deferred action program. Director Mayorkas’ presentation is followed by a panel discussion on additional questions and challenges of implementing the new program.

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Video, Audio, Webinars January 7, 2015

Given the unique position of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the convergence of the immigration and education fields, MPI has sought to capture the ways in which local educational institutions, legal service providers, and youth advocates have responded to DACA’s first phase. Conducting interviews with stakeholders in states with large immigrant populations—California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Texas—MPI examined initiatives by educational institutions and other community stakeholders to support DACA youth’s education and training success. Those findings are offered in a report, Lessons from the Local Level: DACA’s Implementation and Impact on Education and Training Success. Report authors discuss key challenges facing legal service providers and educators serving DACA youth, along with lessons for new and ongoing efforts seeking to support the implementation of the DACA and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability programs. 

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  • Unaccompanied Minors and Their Journey through the U.S. Immigration System
  • Extending New Relief to Unauthorized Immigrants: Estimating the Impacts of Possible Executive Actions
  • Taking Stock of ESSA’s Potential Impact on Immigrant and English-Learner Students
  • A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System
  • A Profile of Children with Unauthorized Immigrant Parents in the United States
  • Young Refugee Children: Their Schooling Experiences in the United States and in Countries of First Asylum
  • Improving the Educational Outcomes of California's Immigrant Youth: A National Imperative
  • How Well Are Young Children of Refugees Integrating into the United States?
  • Young Children of Black Immigrants in America: Changing Flows, Changing Faces
  • Unaccompanied Child Migrants in the United States: How Are They Faring?
  • Variations in In-State Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Policies for Unauthorized Youth
  • Realizing the DACA and DREAM Promise: Actions to Support Educational Attainment of Potentially Eligible Immigrant Youth
  • Left Behind: How the Well-Being of Children Is Affected by Parental Deportation
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) at Two: New MPI Findings as Renewal Approaches
  • Growing Up in America: The Extent and Impacts of Discrimination on Young Children from Immigrant Families
  • Addressing Barriers to Successful Engagement of Immigrant and Refugee Parents of Young Children
  • Ready to Meet the Needs of All Children? A Closer Look at Diversity in the Early Childhood Workforce
  • Critical Immigration, Health, and Education Policies Affecting Young Children of Immigrants
  • Child and Family Migration to the United States: Continuing Flows and Evolving Responses
  • The New Deferred Action Program: Strategies for Success
  • Lessons from DACA’s Implementation and its Impact on Education and Training

Unaccompanied Minors and Their Journey through the U.S. Immigration System

Unaccompanied Minors and Their Journey through the U.S. Immigration System

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April 30, 2014
A discussion focused the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD): its agenda, the policy areas that seem ripe for action, and what impact the discussions will have on the post-2015 development agenda.
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April 29, 2014
This MPI panel discussion examines the U.S. deportation system with analysis on migrant apprehensions, removals, returns, and criminal prosecutions, and launches the report, "The Deportation Dilemma: Reconciling Tough and Humane Enforcement."
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March 20, 2014

This MPI event, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), discusses the critical issue of climate-related displacement in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on the vulnerability of environmental migrants and how the international legal framework can better ensure their protection.

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March 20, 2014

MPI experts, along with representatives from Gwinnett County Public Schools and the University of Georgia's Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, discuss the educational experiences of Georgia’s first- and second-generation immigrant youth and where Georgia’s ambitious education reforms have met—or failed to meet—the needs of this growing population. 

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March 12, 2014

This event with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres features findings from UNHCR’s report, Children on the Run, which examines the increasing numbers of children from Central America and Mexico who head off alone to find refuge in the United States, fleeing violence, insecurity, and abuse.

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February 27, 2014
This panel discussion on unaccompanied minors focuses on a report by Kids in Need of Defense and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of the Law, whose primary conclusion is that children face a U.S. immigration system created for adults that is not required to consider the child’s best interests.
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February 19, 2014
This discussion explores how the 2014 Greek Presidency of the European Union and the United States can work to address the challenges of managing migration while meeting humanitarian obligations and nurturing economic growth.
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February 7, 2014
This panel discussion offers perspectives on border policy management from leading officials in the Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. governments, and showcases the MPI book, "Managing Borders in an Increasingly Borderless World."

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March 26, 2013
MPI's President, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, and the Editor-in-Chief of The American Prospect, Kit Rachlis, engage in a lively Google Hangout discussion about the policies and politics that have created the United States' antiquated, inflexible immigration system and how to create a modern-day, flexible immigration system suited for the competitiveness of the 21st century.
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March 19, 2013

This discussion covers some of the most difficult issues that must be addressed if the United States is to reform its immigration system in ways that work not only for today’s reality but tomorrow’s future.

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March 14, 2013
Testimony of Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President, before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives.
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January 17, 2013
MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy convened a major public policy research symposium focused on young children of immigrants in the U.S.
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January 14, 2013
A delegation of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) visited Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq in late November to discuss the humanitarian crisis with refugees, officials from host and donor governments, representatives of international humanitarian organizations and local nongovernmental agencies; and to get a firsthand look at the work of IRC partners and staff who are directly involved in providing assistance to the refugees and to Syrians trapped inside the country.
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January 7, 2013
MPI has released a major study that describes and analyzes today’s immigration enforcement programs, as they have developed and grown in the 25 years since IRCA launched the current enforcement era.
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December 14, 2012
The event discussion, which touched on the intersection of race and immigration, focused on the demographics of Black immigrants (both African and Caribbean) in the United States and their children, their educational success, and the implications of the recently released volume’s findings for research and public policy.
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September 24, 2012
The winners of the Migration Policy Institute's 2012 E Pluribus Unum Prizes, honoring exceptional immigrant integration initiatives in the United States, discussed their work during a plenary luncheon on September 24, 2012 at the National Immigrant Integration Conference held in Baltimore, MD.

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Video, Audio
February 19, 2014
This discussion explores how the 2014 Greek Presidency of the European Union and the United States can work to address the challenges of managing migration while meeting humanitarian obligations and nurturing economic growth.
Video, Audio
February 7, 2014
This panel discussion offers perspectives on border policy management from leading officials in the Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. governments, and showcases the MPI book, "Managing Borders in an Increasingly Borderless World."
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December 12, 2013
This panel discussion focuses on the circulation of skilled immigrant professionals and the recognition of foreign qualifications in the United States and Europe.
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December 4, 2013
The winners of the Migration Policy Institute's 2013 E Pluribus Unum Prizes, honoring exceptional immigrant integration initiatives in the United States, discuss their work at an award ceremony on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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November 22, 2013
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees T. Alexander Aleinikoff joined Kathleen Newland for a discussion on the Syrian refugee and internally displaced population, now considered one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies in a generation.
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November 20, 2013
This Migration Policy Institute Europe event, organized with the Bertelsmann Stiftung, entitled Effective Labour Migration Management: Creating Checks and Balances while Searching for Talent brought together experts, policymakers, and social partners involved in the management of labor migration to discuss the various options available to policymakers.
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October 31, 2013

The 10th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference featured keynotes by U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, as well as panel discussions covering a range of key immigration topics.

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October 21, 2013
In this panel discussion, Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), discussed the state of rights protection in Europe as well as his agency’s role in this evolving arena, and speakers discussed shared challenges and opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.

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