The convergence of the second largest refugee crisis in the world and the COVID-19 pandemic has left the more than 5.5 million migrants who have fled Venezuela in an even more vulnerable position. Join leading officials from the Western hemisphere for a discussion on national and regional efforts to integrate Venezuelans, along with possible opportunities for further international cooperation.
Marking the launch of an initiative led by MPI and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, this event considers the extent to which externalization strategies such as the EU-Turkey agreement or deals with Libya and now-rescinded U.S. agreements to send asylum seekers to Central America have become the dominant strategies deployed by countries of asylum and how these policies have affected both asylum seekers and host and transit countries.
This report release event examines migration management in Mexico and Central America, and the growing government attention to migration functions, enhanced immigration enforcement, increased investments in asylum systems and existing protection frameworks, as well as labor migration policies. The discussion explores strategies that regional and U.S. governments, as well as civil society, can employ to better manage migration, as governments in the region are being confronted with rapidly changing migration trends.
This webcast explores findings from an MPI analysis that compares key sociodemographic characteristics of immigrant and U.S.-born parents of young and school-age children and underscores their two-generational implications. Speakers discuss potential ways to incorporate measures with an eye to achieving more responsive and effective service designs and improving equity and access more generally for these families.
The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed mobility and cross-border movement across the globe in 2020. This two-panel discussion, with introductory remarks from the IOM Director General, showcases findings from an IOM-MPI report examining how the pandemic reshaped border management and human mobility. The conversation also focuses on what the lasting impacts may be throughout 2021 and beyond.
The launch in Bangkok of an issue brief series on labor migration in Asia undertaken by IOM and MPI with the Minister of Labour from the Government of Thailand; the Ambassador from Bangladesh; the Ambassador from the Government of the Philippines; and IOM and MPI representatives.
This MPI webinar features U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials discussing the department’s efforts to improve communications with Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities in federal and federally-funded programs and activities.
MPI held a ceremony and awards program, honoring visionaries in immigration policy in the United States and internationally. The ceremony opened with comments from MPI President Demetrios Papademetriou; featured a discussion between MPI Senior Fellow Doris Meissner and former Rep. Ron Mazzoli, one of the lead sponsors of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act; and included a keynote address by Open Society Foundations President Aryeh Neier.
A discussion in Brussels, upon the official launch of Migration Policy Institute Europe, to explore what is driving societal discontent in Europe, the role immigration plays in this, and why there is a growing perception that immigrant integration efforts are failing.
A discussion on the use of prosecutorial discretion and the review by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of all current cases in the removal pipeline and on the docket of immigration courts, with U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Deputy General Counsel; the Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review in the U.S. Department of Justice; and ICE's Director of Field Legal Operations in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor.