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Post date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:04:51 -0500

86% of Such Children Could Potentially See Parents Benefit from Suspended DAPA Program

Post date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:38:18 -0500

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

Post date: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:44:14 -0500

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.

Post date: Mon, 07 Dec 2015 22:04:29 -0500

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.

Post date: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:57:50 -0500

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. 

Post date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:15:33 -0500

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.

Post date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:17:34 -0500

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?

Post date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:50:50 -0400

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.

Post date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:34:56 -0400

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.

Post date: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:25:54 -0400

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.

Post date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:06:59 -0400

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.

Post date: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:33:43 -0400

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.

Post date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:31:22 -0400

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.

Post date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:27:36 -0400

Guatemalans, Indians and Koreans among Top 5 Fastest-Growing Populations since 2000

WASHINGTON – While Mexicans still represent the majority of unauthorized immigrants in the United States, the fastest rates of growth since 2000 have occurred in unauthorized populations from Asia, Central America and Africa, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) reported today.

Post date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:02:58 -0400

WASHINGTON – The vast majority of unauthorized immigrants who received a temporary grant of relief from deportation as well as work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have applied to renew their benefits as their initial two-year grant neared its end, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) finds.

Post date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:38:32 -0400

Changes to the immigration enforcement system ordered by President Obama could, if strictly implemented, offer a degree of protection from deportation to 87 percent of the nation’s estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, up from about 73 percent under earlier guidelines, according to an MPI analysis released today.

Post date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:58:31 -0400

WASHINGTON — Using previously non-public refugee admissions data from the State Department, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis finds that despite the fact that refugees to the United States come from increasingly diverse origins and linguistic backgrounds and that some arrive with low native-language literacy and education, most refugees successfully integrate into the U.S. labor market and society over time.

Post date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:46:19 -0400
BRUSSELS — Amidst a backdrop of growing diversity, the concept of ‘mainstreaming’ immigrant integration has proven trendy in European policy circles in recent years even it has been invoked for different purposes and in different contexts.
Post date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:45:37 -0400

WASHINGTON – Turkey is currently host to the largest community of displaced Syrians in the region. Adding to the challenge, the rising refugee inflows have occurred even as Turkey was in the midst of overhauling its asylum and reception system to meet international, and particularly European Union, standards.

The country, which according to United Nations estimates had more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees as of March, has largely shouldered the burden on its own—spending $5 billion as of early 2015, with just 3 percent coming from international community contributions.

Post date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:48:39 -0400

WASHINGTON – With one in four of the nation’s 23 million children under age 6 born to immigrant parents, the need to build a culturally and linguistically competent workforce in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) field is urgent.