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Post date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:55:34 -0500

Mobility for Highly Skilled Professionals Essential to ASEAN Region’s Competitiveness

WASHINGTON, DC – Progress towards achieving the ASEAN Economic Community’s goal of a free flow of skilled labor has been slow and uneven, according to an issue paper released by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Post date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:15:00 -0500

This report by MPI and the Asian Development Bank lays out a realistic roadmap toward freer movement among skilled professionals within the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), encouraging cooperation among ASEAN Member States in recognizing foreign qualifications and making government investments in training and educations systems that prepare workers in accordance with common standards.

Post date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:05:14 -0500

The number of asylum seekers entering Europe has surged in the wake of the ongoing Syrian civil war and other conflicts around the world. This inforgraphic shows yearly asylum application rates for Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2015. Over this period, three countries saw asylum rates increase by more than 100 percent: Hungary (5,442%), Germany (976%), and Sweden (195%). 

Post date: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:26:52 -0500

Drawn by generous asylum policies and the region's welcoming reputation, hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers arrived in Scandinavia in 2015. As the unprecedented flow overwhelmed the asylum systems of Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark, lawmakers began to recalibrate their policies, tightening asylum benefits in a number of significant ways, as this article explores.

Post date: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:35:30 -0500

While emigration increased after Portugal plunged into an economically turbulent period amid the global financial crisis, the country's image as the poster child for post-crisis outmigration may be misplaced. This report explores the scale, drivers, and impact of emigration from Portugal since the turn of the millennium, and examines how the country can stem emigration and promote the return of emigrants.

Post date: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:57:31 -0500

Analysts discuss how private sponsorship programs for refugees, used by Canada and a handful of other countries, could alleviate some of the pressure from the European refugee crisis by allowing individuals, groups, businesses, and other entities to sponsor individual refugees for resettlement.

Post date: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:38:53 -0500
Post date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:28:44 -0500

This report analyzes the evolution of Chinese emigration from the 1970s, when market-oriented reforms began reducing barriers to movement beyond the country's borders, to the present day. High-skilled and high-value emigration is rising fast. Despite liberalized exit controls, low-skilled labor migration is stagnant as a result of complicated and expensive recruitment procedures.

Post date: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:09:05 -0500

The number of college-educated immigrants in the United States has more than tripled in the last two decades. Asians accounted for 46 percent of the 10.5 million college-educated immigrants, with India the top origin country. This Spotlight article examines key indicators of the college-educated population, including international students and high-skilled H-1B visa holders.

Post date: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:39:57 -0500

While skilled migration brings widely acknowledged economic benefits for destination countries and migrants, its impact on countries of origin has been the subject of more debate. Despite a growing consensus that origin countries can benefit from emigration and the circulation of skills, enabling this potential to be fully exploited remains a challenge. This report examines initiatives that develop skills and human capital.

Post date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:27:06 -0500

Lesvos became a major focal point in Europe's migration crisis as more than half a million migrants and asylum seekers transited the Greek island in 2015. Describing the work of ad hoc volunteer-led efforts and professional aid organizations, this article delves into the evolution of the aid response across the island and the challenges of integrating humanitarian operations.

Post date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:31:02 -0500

The Special Representative on International Migration for the UN Secretary-General, Peter Sutherland, and the former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, preview upcoming high-level humanitarian protection and migration summits in 2016, focusing on likely agendas and what tangible results might occur.

Post date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:35:18 -0500

With arrivals of asylum seekers overwhelming the resources and institutional capacity of some European Union Member States, this report examines the reception capacity challenges faced by national reception systems. Authored by the Operational Director of Belgium's reception agency, the report offers recommendations to improve coordination across Member States in ways that could effectively better utilize existing capacity.

Post date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:16:17 -0500

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.

Post date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:12 -0500

Passed with minimal controversy and public debate, the 2016 spending bill included some of the most substantial immigration policy changes enacted by Congress in the last decade. The changes touched on aspects including temporary worker visas, visa security, and the immigration courts, and could signal a new strategy for legislative change to the immigration system.

Post date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:34:00 -0500

MPI estimates the Obama administration's November 2014 executive actions creating a new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and expanding the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could extend relief from deportation to an additional 4 million unuathorized immigrants. That would bring the total number potentially eligible for deferred action to as many as 5.2 million people—nearly half of the 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.

Post date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:20:38 -0500

The absence of timely, reliable indicators of immigration control represents a fundamental challenge to resolving the public and political debate over the degree of effectiveness of enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border. This report examines ways to provide a comprehensive accounting of illegal immigration, both flows and stock, and calls on the federal government to do more to measure and report on border enforcement effectiveness.

Post date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:51:14 -0500

Signed more than 30 years ago, the Cartagena Declaration sought to address rising flows of refugees and establish regional solidarity in refugee protection in Latin America. This article explores the evolution of refugee and asylum policies in Latin America amid the long-running Colombian civil war, as well as the region's response to the current global refugee crisis.

Post date: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:19:00 -0500

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.