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Post date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:10:28 -0500

New Report by MPI, ADB Latest in Series on Mobility of Highly Skilled

Post date: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:48:05 -0500

A new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) report analyzes different routes to mutual recognition, as well as progress and challenges in MRA implementation. The MPI researchers review seven case studies from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific and examine the effectiveness of MRAs in other regions, identifying possible lessons for ASEAN Member States.

Post date: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:54:41 -0500

Amid widespread public attention on the “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” executive order signed by President Trump on January 27, MPI released a brief that outlines the major provisions of the executive order and compares them to current and prior policy regarding admission of refugees and noncitizens from its seven designated countries.

Post date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:18:35 -0500

WASHINGTON — Seeking to encourage the flow of skilled professionals among Member States, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed agreements over nearly a decade meant to speed the mutual recognition of professional and academic qualifications in a number of occupations.

Post date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:02:26 -0500

Skill Underutilization Costs College-Educated Immigrants More Than $39 Billion in Forgone Wages Annually

WASHINGTON – The United States has long attracted some of the world’s best and brightest. But nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees are relegated to low-skilled jobs or can’t find work. The result of this brain waste? More than $39 billion in forgone wages annually and $10 billion in resulting lost tax payments, according to Migration Policy Institute (MPI) researchers.

Post date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:17:49 -0500

WASHINGTON — With the most acute pressures of the migration and refugee crisis behind them, European countries now have the breathing space they need to think through the longer-term integration of these recent arrivals. Even as the crisis exposed deep cracks in the European project and further inflamed fears among some Europeans about the fast pace of societal change, some countries and sectors of society remain optimistic that newcomers will inject vital human capital into aging workforces.

Post date: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:46:14 -0500

WASHINGTON – Addressing the needs of low-income parents and their children simultaneously via two-generation programs that weave together early childhood services with adult-focused programs such as English literacy or workforce training  hold great potential to support the successful longer-term integration of immigrants and their children,  a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds.

Post date: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:46:29 -0400

WASHINGTON — Amid record human displacement, more attention is being given to the reality that most refugees are likely to remain indefinitely in countries of first asylum, potentially facing bleak futures without the legal right to work or access to adequate housing and basic services such as education and health care.

Post date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:37:51 -0400

WASHINGTON – As the world’s displaced populations swell to the highest levels ever recorded, the most dramatic images of migration have been of those traveling by sea: a drowned child’s body lying face down in the sand, people overcrowded on barely seaworthy vessels and rows of coffins of shipwrecked migrants. Though only a small portion of the world’s migrants travel by sea, this population has captured much of the media attention, policy debate and resources devoted to the refugee crisis over the past few years.

Post date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:41:36 -0400

WASHINGTON — As world leaders prepare to head to New York for the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on Monday, followed by a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees hosted by President Obama on Tuesday, the Migration Policy Institute’s Transatlantic Council on Migration today launched a series of research reports focused on new and emerging strategies to respond to record displacement levels.

Post date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:26:22 -0400

WASHINGTON — The chair of the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, today announced that the Board is launching an extensive national and international search to identify the next president of MPI. President Michael Fix, who joined the institute in 2005, will continue to lead the organization until a successor is named, and then will become a senior fellow.

Post date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:44:01 -0400

WASHINGTON – With nearly 10 percent of U.S. elementary and secondary students less than fully fluent in English, many school districts are struggling to develop the capacity to meet the needs of children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds. A new report from the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy examines the diverse approaches taken at federal, state and local levels to provide appropriate funding for the education of nearly 5 million English Learner (EL) students—most of whom are U.S. born.

Post date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:11:55 -0400

WASHINGTON — Ninety-three percent of the unauthorized immigrants participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who are eligible to apply for renewal have done so, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) reports in a new issue brief that examines the deferred action program as its fourth anniversary nears.

Post date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:55:12 -0400

WASHINGTON – Recent events in Europe and North America—the Brexit referendum on withdrawing the United Kingdom from the European Union, growing support for far-right parties across Europe and the stridency of the immigration debate occurring in the U.S. presidential campaign—reflect diminished public trust in government’s ability to manage migration well and to advantage.

Post date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:55:40 -0400

A report by MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy and the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration, or SVR) examines the supplementary funding mechanisms that support schools and school districts in meeting the specific needs of migrant-background students in primary and secondary schools in four countries: Canada, France, Germany and the United States.

Post date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:08:11 -0400

WASHINGTON – Public trust in the ability of governments in Europe and North America to manage migration has eroded amid protracted, chaotic mixed flows of asylum seekers and migrants leaving unstable regions, combined with growing concerns about the threat of radicalization and terrorism at home—challenges governments have proven ill-equipped to manage.

Post date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:21:27 -0400

WASHINGTON — In need of current or historical statistics on immigrants in the United States, immigration flows or citizenship and visa trends? The Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, today published its annual compilation of some of the most frequently sought-after U.S. immigration statistics.

Post date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:24:42 -0400

BRUSSELS — Close to half of the global refugee population, now 20 million, has been displaced for five years or more, many for more than 20 years. As the world buckles under the strain of relatively newer refugee crises in Syria, Nigeria, and elsewhere, the three ‘durable solutions’ to displacement traditionally advocated by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)—repatriation, resettlement, and local integration—have proven elusive for the vast majority of refugees.

Post date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:55:23 -0400

WASHINGTON—Despite facing significant risks to their well-being including linguistic isolation, poverty, and past experiences of trauma, on the whole refugee families with young children in the United States are integrating successfully and achieving self-sufficiency over time, according to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Compared to other immigrant groups, children in refugee families benefit from several protective factors, including strong family structures, high parental employment and high parental education, which facilitate their successful integration.

Post date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 12:01:22 -0500

BRUSSELS – With the European Commission poised to unveil a new legal migration policy package in the coming weeks in support of its overarching goal of boosting growth and competitiveness across the European Union, policymakers have been focused on ways to better attract global talent and improve upon earlier policies, including the flagship Blue Card, that have failed to live up to expectations.