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Post date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:56:35 -0400

Back from a recent trip to the region, Human Rights Watch researchers discuss the situation of refugees at the Dadaab camp in Kenya and findings from on-the-ground interviews, along with recommendations for the Kenyan government and international community. 

Post date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:24:11 -0400

World leaders convened two summits in New York last week focusing on multilateral responses to the growing challenge of refugee crises and unmanaged migration flows, which have surged to the top of the agenda at the highest levels of government around the world. While score cards for these types of events are difficult to keep, it is clear that the summits offered reasons for both disappointment and hope.

Post date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:42:48 -0400

MPI experts discuss the outcomes from the UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants and President Obama's Leaders Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis and what it means for international cooperation on refugee protection and management of migration flows.

Post date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:00:33 -0400

With weeks to spare, the Obama administration met its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of September 2016, and announced plans to increase the overall refugee ceiling to 110,000 in fiscal 2017. However, opposition continues to mount in Congress, statehouses, and on the campaign trail, with Republicans citing security concerns in calling for lower numbers or additional screening, as this article explores.

Post date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:28:49 -0400

Human displacement, asylum movements, refugee and stateless populations, and irregular labor migration flows have long posed challenges for Southeast Asia. This report analyzes migration flows in and through the region and the policy challenges and responses to these flows, particularly the May 2015 humanitarian crisis resulting from the maritime migration of Rohingya and Bengalis in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.

Post date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:49:12 -0400

A discussion with Human Rights Watch researchers exploring the tenuous situation of Somali refugees in the Dadaab camp in Kenya.

Post date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:22:20 -0400

Turkey hosts more refugees than any other country, having taken in more than 2.7 million Syrians since 2011. Despite Turkey’s generous humanitarian approach, long-term integration prospects for these refugees remain limited. This report assesses the current policy approach to managing the refugee influx and asks what is needed to ensure the long-term stability and success of both refugees and their host communities.

Post date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:52:43 -0400

Two years on, the Australia-Cambodia refugee relocation agreement—the first of its kind involving a traditional resettlement country relocating refugees to a country with no resettlement track record—has proven to be underwhelming in its outcomes. Only five refugees have been voluntarily relocated under the deal, of whom just one remains in Cambodia. This article explores where the deal went wrong and what lies ahead for Australia’s detained asylum seekers.

Post date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:39:15 -0400

The United Nations will convene a summit on large movements of migrants and refugees on September 19th in New York. Though the summit itself is not scheduled to produce significant new commitments, it sets the stage for a process that could prove tremendously important, as former Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees T. Alexander Aleinikoff explores in this commentary.

Post date: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:33:06 -0400

Approximately 4 million immigrants from the Caribbean resided in the United States in 2014, representing 9 percent of the country's total immigrant population. While 90 percent of Caribbean immigrants come from five countries, this population overall is very diverse in its skill levels, racial composition, language background, and immigration pathways. This Spotlight article provides information on the Caribbean immigrant population in the United States, focusing on its size, geographic distribution, and socioeconomic characteristics.

Post date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:57:14 -0400

The Head Start program—a model for early childhood education programs nationwide—has served more than 33 million children since its inception half a century ago, many from immigrant families. This article examines the role of Head Start in the education of Dual Language Learners, who now comprise one-third of enrollees, and discusses how recent policy changes may affect this population.

Post date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:53:49 -0400

With the reality that a sizeable share of refugee situations can continue for many years, if not decades, there is growing focus on ways to better integrate refugees into countries of first asylum, particularly by ensuring they have access to livelihoods and economic opportunities. This report explores the pitfalls and promise of livelihood programs.

Post date: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:12:38 -0400

Ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, participants in this public roundtable will discuss the root causes and challenges of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean region and possible solutions and innovations.

Post date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:29:27 -0400

Although long one of the world's top migrant destinations, only in the recent past has Germany come to acknowledge and adjust to its role as a country of immigration. Its welcoming approach—a relatively new development—has been put to the test amid massive humanitarian inflows beginning in 2015. This country profile examines Germany's history on immigration and highlights current and emerging debates.

Post date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:28:25 -0400

This webinar explores the key education funding mechanisms in place to support English Learner elementary and secondary students in the United States, public conversations about funding, and efforts to improve the equitable distribution of educational resources.

Post date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:52:45 -0400

With English Learners (ELs) representing nearly 10 percent of U.S. elementary and secondary students, many school districts are struggling to develop the capacity to meet the needs of children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds. This study provides an overview of supplementary funding mechanisms to improve EL outcomes, examining policies at state and local levels, and making recommendations for improvement.

Post date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:20:10 -0400

Marking the release of an report, this webinar explores the key education funding mechanisms in place to support English Learners, public conversations about funding, and efforts to improve the equitable distribution of educational resources.

Post date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:40:16 -0400

Marking the fourth anniversary of the implementation of the DACA program, this webinar presents findings on the most current estimates of potential DACA beneficiaries, trends in requests and application rates, and discussion of recent policy and political developments.

Post date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:57:43 -0400

More than 653,000 immigrants became U.S. citizens in fiscal year 2014, bringing the total number of naturalized U.S. citizens to 20 million—nearly half the overall immigrant population of 42.4 million. Over the past decade, naturalizations have ranged from about 537,000 yearly to just more than 1 million. Learn more about naturalization trends in the United States with this Spotlight article.

Post date: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:03:39 -0400

At the fourth anniversary of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, this issue brief describes the populations eligible for DACA as of 2016; discusses recent policy developments; presents trends in DACA requests and application rates nationwide, by state, and for top countries of origin; and examines the impacts that DACA has had on qualifying young unauthorized immigrants.