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Post date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:45:17 -0400

First Report Examines Increasing Mismatch between Frameworks that Define the Existing Protection Regime and Contemporary Patterns of Displacement

Post date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:13:21 -0400

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.

Post date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:08:00 -0400

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).

Post date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:21:53 -0400

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.

Post date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:48:13 -0400

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. 

Post date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:45:57 -0500

Whilst the European Union and member states have invested significant resources to provide integration services such as language instruction to migration candidates at the earliest stage in the migration process, these pre-departure measures generally have not fully realized their potential. This MPI Europe policy brief argues that the absence of cooperation between origin and destination countries in the design and implementation of such measures limits their effectiveness in tackling labor market integration obstacles.

Post date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:04:47 -0500

WASHINGTON — Immigrant adults in the United States lag their native-born peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, with resulting effects on their income, employment, education and health, according to Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of an innovative international survey that tests skills needed for full participation in today’s increasingly knowledge-based world.

Post date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:27:38 -0500

MPI has released detailed profiles of unauthorized immigrants for the 94 top U.S. counties, including detailed information on population size, countries of origin, recency of arrival, educational enrollment and attainment, health insurance coverage, poverty levels and potential eligibility for the two deferred action programs launched by the Obama administration. The county profiles are the latest addition to a unique data tool that offers detailed information on the unauthorized population at U.S. and state levels.

Post date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:39:07 -0500

WASHINGTON – Given the wide differences in college costs and state policies regarding tuition and financial aid for unauthorized students, higher education opportunities for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are driven largely by their state of residence, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report based on fieldwork in seven states finds.

Post date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:15:57 -0500

As many as 3.7 million unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents could apply for temporary relief from deportation under the new deferred action program that is expected to be unveiled this week, MPI estimates. Apparently imminent changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could expand the immediately eligible DACA population by 290,000, bringing it to close to 1.5 million. In total, MPI estimates the anticipated new deferred action program and expanded DACA initiative could benefit as many as 5.2 million people — nearly half of the 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.

Post date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:30:41 -0500

WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today launched a major new data tool offering national and state-level estimates of the 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States, including population size, countries and regions of origin, recency of arrival, educational enrollment and attainment, English proficiency, industries of employment and health insurance coverage.

Post date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:03:38 -0500

Against a backdrop of aging populations and persistently low economic growth, few European governments are doing enough to help recent immigrants move from low-skilled precarious jobs and into decent work, says a new report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

Post date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:53:29 -0500

BRUSSELS — Whilst European countries have well-established education systems, children with a migrant background are disproportionately among the underperformers and face a number of critical education needs that mainstream education policy does not currently meet.

Post date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:07:23 -0400

Men Account for 91% of All Deportees in 2003-2013; Deportations Disproportionately Target Mexicans and Central Americans

Post date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:34 -0400

WASHINGTON — A growing number of countries have created immigrant investor programs offering citizenship or residency rights in exchange for a sizeable financial investment, as demand from wealthy immigrants from China and other emerging economies increases. Yet even as more countries jump into the ring, some governments with more experience have questioned the programs’ economic benefits and are looking for ways to increase their impact, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds.

Post date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:28:14 -0400

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration contemplates executive action on immigration, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today released estimates of various groups of unauthorized immigrants that could receive relief from deportation, either via deferred action or further refinement of immigration enforcement priorities.

Post date: Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:31:40 -0400

New MPI Online Data Tool Offers National and State DACA Profiles

WASHINGTON — Fifty-five percent of the 1.2 million unauthorized immigrant youth who met the criteria for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at its launch in 2012 had applied for relief from deportation as of July 20, 2014, according to a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report released today.

Post date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:31:05 -0400

BRUSSELS — Driven in part by societal norms that emphasise diversity, equality and social responsibility, policymakers in the United Kingdom for decades have been committed to fighting discrimination whilst promoting social mobility and cohesion for the country's large ethnic minority population, many of whom trace their origins to former British colonies.

Post date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:03:13 -0400

WASHINGTON — The chair of the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, on Monday announced the transition of leadership at MPI from founding President Demetrios G. Papademetriou to Michael Fix, the institute's long-serving senior vice president and director of studies.

Post date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:51:46 -0400

WASHINGTON — As California recovers from a severe budget crisis that hit immigrant students particularly hard, policymakers and education leaders face critical choices with respect to financing, implementation of new academic standards and future directions for the state’s high school, post-secondary and adult education systems.