This webinar explores how governments’ implementation plans for the Brexit withdrawal agreement have been affected by COVID-19, and the potential implications on citizens’ rights at the end of the transition period and beyond. Among the topics covered: which populations are most at risk at the intersection between Brexit and the pandemic and what contingency measures might mitigate these vulnerabilities and keep implementation timelines on track.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of education, and it is expected that English Learners (ELs) will suffer disproportionate impacts. In this webcast, panelists discuss how weaknesses in existing EL teacher education and professional development policies have played into schools’ uneven response to the pandemic. They also offer lessons for future reform.
This discussion examines the long tradition of the U.S. president as immigration policymaker in chief, the Trump administration’s substantial use of executive power to change the country’s course on immigration, and how the president’s role in immigration policy is a inevitability that should be carefully considered and reimagined in any blueprint for immigration reform or strategy for activism on immigration.
This MPI webinar, featuring a former U.S. Census Bureau director and other top experts, focused on the many challenges facing the 2020 Census could affect the count and representation of immigrant communities, difficulties inherent in data matching to determine legal status, and the legal and constitutional issues surrounding the administration’s actions.
Marking the launch of MPI report on USCIS’s evolving procedures for handling citizenship applications, this webinar focuses on the findings from a national survey of naturalization assistance providers. The discussion also examines the increasing obstacles to citizenship, and the effects the pandemic-related shutdown and USCIS financial turmoil could have on the ability of would-be Americans to take the oath of citizenship.
As the U.S.-Mexico migration cooperation agreement marks its first year, this discussion examines how the accord has reshaped Mexico’s immigration enforcement policies, exposed weaknesses in its humanitarian protection system, and exacerbated precarious conditions for migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Speakers also explore how pandemic-induced changes to mobility may affect the future of U.S.-Mexico relations.
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Migration Policy Institute, and the Indian Council for Overseas Employment hosted a panel discussion with business leaders and experts in innovation who were joined by Indian Ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar. This panel discussion was held in association with maximum INDIA--A festival of Indian arts and culture at the Kennedy Center.
MPI report release with authors MPI's Donald Kerwin, Margie McHugh, and Doris Meissner who engage in a discussion with Eva Millona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition; and Juan P. Osuna, Acting Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice, on what the U.S. administration can do to fix immigration policy absent congressional action.
MPI Report release with authors MPI's Randy Capps and Muzaffar Chishti examining step localities are taking in enforcing immigration law and the possible impacts on communities. Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, and Captain LeRoy Kirkegard, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, provided comments.
Report release and discussion on the impacts of low-skilled immigration on the U.S. economy, with author Harry Holzer, Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute; Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, and Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution; and MPI's Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Doris Meissner, and Michael Fix.
Book event with Thomás Debass, Regional Director of Global Partnership Initiatives, Office of the U.S. Secretary of State; Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Migrants, Migration, and Development Program; Pradeep Ramamurthy, Senior Director of Global Engagement at the National Security Council; and Karen D. Turner, Director, Office of Development Partners, U.S. Agency for International Development.