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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Report Examines Increasing Mismatch between Frameworks that Define the Existing Protection Regime and Contemporary Patterns of Displacement
BRUSSELS — The effective functioning of the European Union’s Common European Asylum System (CEAS) is under increased scrutiny, as the rising number of asylum seekers in Europe has thrown existing divergences in national asylum policies and practice into relief.
The Dublin system, once viewed as the cornerstone of the CEAS, has been vilified as a failure of solidarity and burden-sharing among EU Member States, which confront different realities and pressures in coping with rising humanitarian and irregular migration flows.
WASHINGTON – With aging populations and rising rates of chronic diseases, governments in North and Central America are giving new policy focus to ways to increase both the quantity of nurses and quality of nurse education. One promising, yet largely unexplored avenue for regional cooperation in this area is the harmonization of qualifications in nursing, according to a report released today by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).
WASHINGTON — Immigration has contributed significantly to the growth and diversity of the Houston metropolitan area, which is the nation’s most diverse and rapidly expanding major U.S. metro area, according to a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report. The Latino and Asian shares of the area’s population have doubled over the past 20 years, and today no one racial or ethnic group forms a majority.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute’s (MPI) online journal, the Migration Information Source, has published its annual compilation of some of the most frequently sought-after current and historical U.S. immigration statistics.