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Post date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:19:32 -0400

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration reaches the 100-day mark on April 29, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has published a fact sheet that reviews major immigration actions taken by the administration, as well as ensuing developments in the courts and beyond.

Post date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:18:46 -0400

WASHINGTON — Andrew Selee, who will become president of the Migration Policy Institute in August, today was named one of 35 recipients of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowships, which support significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities. The announcement was made today by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Post date: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:16:19 -0400

WASHINGTON — Andrew Selee, executive vice president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and senior advisor to its Mexico Institute, has been selected as the Migration Policy Institute’s next president, the chair of MPI’s Board of Trustees announced today.

Post date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:52:24 -0400

WASHINGTON — Beginning in 2005, Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) began signing agreements to speed the mutual recognition of professional and academic qualifications in a number of occupations across the 10-country bloc. While mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) have been signed in seven occupations and progress is being made toward an eighth, full implementation has yet to be realized.

Post date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:28:05 -0400

WASHINGTON — As the immediate pressures of the migration and refugee crisis have begun to abate in Europe, policymakers have refocused on two goals: anticipating and preventing the next crisis and ensuring that newcomers—and the communities in which they settle—have the tools to succeed. These two objectives are deeply interdependent, as a new report from the Migration Policy Institute’s Transatlantic Council on Migration explains.

Post date: Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:20:46 -0500

WASHINGTON — With states given significant leeway under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to satisfy requirements for the education of English Learners (ELs), a new set of fact sheets examining the EL population in select states can help community organizations, policymakers and others better understand the state demographic context and some of the basics regarding EL policies under ESSA and its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

Post date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:56:54 -0500

WASHINGTON —The Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, today published its annual compilation of some of the most frequently sought-after current and historical U.S. immigration statistics, including a detailed look at the nation’s 43.3 million immigrants.

Post date: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 -0500

BRUSSELS — The huge influx of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe over the past two years has placed considerable pressure on local services and infrastructure in many cities. Whilst education, integration, and employment policy largely remain national competences within European Union Member States, cities are the frontline providers of services that can assist the successful integration of newcomers and thereby reduce reliance on local welfare systems and strengthen broader social inclusion.

Post date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:23:29 -0500

WASHINGTON — With nearly 2 million college-educated immigrants and refugees in the United States unable to fully utilize their professional skills, better understanding of the elements of successful programs and policies that reduce the waste of advanced education and skills can benefit immigrants, their families and the U.S. economy more generally.

Post date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:20 -0500

WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today published a brief that outlines and provides context for major provisions in the executive order signed by President Trump that makes sweeping changes to immigration enforcement within the United States.

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.