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WASHINGTON — As states and the federal government ramp up their efforts to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which provides the framework for provision of adult education and workforce services across the United States, the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy today released the first in a series of fact sheets that compare key characteristics of immigrant and U
In this commentary, the day before President Obama signs into law the 2015 reauthorization of the federal education statute, the Migration Policy Institute’s new Senior Fellow for Education Policy, Delia Pompa, analyzes the forthcoming law’s reach with respect to English learners (ELs).
WASHINGTON — Over the past five years, hundreds of thousands of Central American migrants—a significant number of them children—have been deported from Mexico and the United States back to the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. While these countries have created reception programs for most deported migrants and reintegration initiatives that reach far more limited numbers, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds that much more needs to be done to end the revolving-door cycle of migration, deportation and re-migration.
BRUSSELS — As the European Union considers scaling up plans to resettle refugees directly from Turkey and other countries of first asylum to reduce pressures to travel illicitly, limit the power of criminal networks and develop more equitable responsibility-sharing among EU Member States, a new Migration Policy Institute Europe report examines how innovative approaches to resettlement could enhance outcomes and spread costs.
Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the Migration Policy Institute’s U.S. Immigration Policy Program, testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the immigration enforcement priorities of current and prior administrations in the context of debate surrounding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
The Syrian immigrant population in the United States is a tiny one,representing 0.2 percent of the U.S. foreign-born population of 42.4 million in 2014, according to a new MPI fact sheet that offers a snapshot of the population’s growth, socioeconomic characteristics and settlement patterns.
MPI's Transatlantic Council on Migration launches a series of reports on the scale and implications of the loss of well-educated young workers who are emigrating from high- and growing middle-income countries in search of better opportunities abroad. The Council posed the question: What concrete actions can governments and societies take to mitigate the costs of emigration and capture more of its potential benefits?
As flows of young migrant and refugee children increase on both sides of the Atlantic, the demands placed on education systems by newcomer students have never been greater. This commentary addresses the challenges school systems face in building teacher capacity to address the diverse linguistic, academic, and socioemotional needs for newly arrived youth, many of whom have experienced significant disruption.
An MPI issue brief examines refugee resettlement data, immigration court data, and policies adopted by individual school districts to offer a portrait of where unaccompanied minors from Central America are settling in the United States, more than a year after a surge in arrivals prompted widespread public and policymaker attention.
Forty percent of the more than 4 million Syrian refugees who have fled Syria since civil war began in 2011 are under the age of 12, with many encountering substantial schooling disruptions that will affect their learning once resettled. This report draws from a study of Syrian children living in refugee camps in Turkey and reviews the broader literature to uncover the challenges these children face in host and resettlement countries.
Since 2001, 17 states have enacted measures to allow qualified unauthorized immigrant youth to pay resident tuition rates at their postsecondary institutions. Other states, meanwhile, have moved in the opposite direction. This commentary explores the different state approaches and requirements that have resulted in an unsettling policy patchwork.
Whether driven by pragmatism, local laws, or federal civil-rights provisions, state and local governments and agencies across the United States increasingly have designed and implemented language access services (i.e. translation and interpretation) in response to growing Limited English Proficient populations. This commentary argues it is time for the federal government to follow suit.
As Congress and others react to the Obama administration’s announcement that the refugee resettlement program will increase from the current 70,000 level to 85,000 next year and 100,000 in 2017, some are objecting on national security grounds. This commentary makes the case that the resettlement program is the least likely avenue for a terrorist to choose.
MPI and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on September 28 – 29 will host a forum in Bali, Indonesia to launch a joint initiative which aims to reduce barriers to the free flow of skilled labor amongst countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The initiative will carry out studies to better understand the barriers to freer movement of professionals within ASEAN and seek to develop strategies to overcome them.
Two reports released by the Migration Policy Institute and the Urban Institute trace the effects that parental deportation can have on children, finding significant and long-lasting harm can occur at emotional, economic, developmental, and academic levels.
Ahead of National Citizenship Day, this commentary examines how regulations for the implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) at state and local levels could jeopardize citizenship preparation services for millions of immigrants across the United States.
The ongoing chaos being seen in Southeast Europe, as countries grapple with massive inflows of asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere have laid bare the unresolved dysfunctions of incomplete European Union systems, as this commentary from MPI Europe's director explains. The proposal for relocation of 160,000 asylum seekers and other announced measures are a necessary stopgap, but far from an enduring solution.
The findings in a new Migration Policy Institute report suggest that the increased Mexican enforcement capacity is reshaping regional dynamics and perhaps ushering in changes to long-lasting trends in regional apprehensions.
WASHINGTON — Research on the children of immigrants shows that the majority of them perceive discrimination, and that they more easily read signs of personal than institutional discrimination. Instances of personal discrimination can have broad psychological, physical, academic and social consequences for immigrants’ children.