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.
Winners of the 2nd annual E Pluribus Unum Prizes awarded to exceptional immigrant integration initiatives by MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy are the Illinois New Americans Integration Initiative; the Latino Community Credit Union in Durham, NC; Tacoma Community House in Tacoma, WA; and Upwardly Global in San Francisco, CA. McDonald's Corp. of Oak Brook, IL, received the sole honorable mention. The Prizes seek to reward exemplary efforts that uphold and update the ideal of "out of many, one" and inspire others to take on the important work of helping immigrants and their children join the mainstream of U.S. society as well as build stronger ties between immigrants and the native-born. Award winners were honored at the second annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2010. Watch highlights of the ceremony here.
Book release with Susan Ginsburg, MPI Nonresident Fellow and former Senior Counsel, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (9/11 Commission); Michael German, Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy, American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office; Luis Rubio, President, CIDAC (Center of Research for Development) and instructor at Mexico's intelligence agency school; and Donald M. Kerwin, Jr., MPI Vice President for Programs.
A briefing by Stefano Severe, the UNHCR Representative in Chad, and Peter de Clercq, the UNHCR Representative in Sudan, on the latest developments and challenges concerning refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the region. Moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI's Refugee Policy Program.
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the Migration Policy Institute hosted a discussion on the effects of English-only policies on English language learners, with book author Patricia Gándara, Megan Hopkins, UCLA; Diane August, Center for Applied Linguistics; Daniel Losen, UCLA Civil Rights Project; Roberto J. Rodríguez, The White House Domestic Policy Council; and Michael Fix, MPI.
Public Policy Institute of California researchers Magnus Lofstrom and Laura Hill discuss their research examining the potential labor market outcomes and other possible economic effects of a legalization program. The discussion was moderated by Doris Meissner, MPI Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, with comments from MPI Senior Policy Analyst Randy Capps and Sherrie A. Kossoudji, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan.