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Post date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 13:03:22 -0400

Romanians comprise the second largest immigrant community in Spain. This population grew at a dramatic rate during the early 2000s, driven by a variety of economic, policy, and other factors. The number of Romanian immigrants peaked in 2012 and has steadily declined ever since. This article analyzes the drivers behind the growth and relative decline of this population and its role in the Spanish labor force.

Post date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:15:40 -0400

COVID-19 and restrictive policies from the Trump administration led to the most dramatic slowdown of temporary immigration to the United States in years, as fewer tourists, temporary workers, and international students arrived. This article reviews the trends in issuance of nonimmigrant visas and arrivals of temporary visitors, including the numbers issued annually over the past five years and the top countries of origin.

Post date: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 09:26:38 -0400

The Biden administration public-charge final rule undoes deep restrictions imposed during the Trump era, codifying much of the policy in place from 1999 to 2019. Yet confusion and fear over triggering negative immigration consequences will continue to keep many immigrants and their U.S.-born relatives from accessing benefits and services for which they are eligible absent a robust educational campaign, this commentary explains.

Post date: Mon, 29 Aug 2022 17:40:23 -0400

Disinformation and misinformation about migrants, refugees, and minority groups adapts to the shifting news cycle while also appealing to people’s pre-existing convictions and current worries. Events such as the war in Ukraine act as a catalyst, enabling coordinated groups to grab people’s attention, stoke fears, and in some cases even dictate political discourse. This article traces the long history of conspiracy theories around immigrants and how they spread today.

Post date: Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:31:32 -0400

In 2022, the United States joined a growing list of countries that allow for a third gender option (the “X” marker) in passports. This article examines the introduction of the X marker, the impacts of third gender markers for transgender and nonbinary travelers and migrants as well as border management systems, and the evolving policy landscape ahead.

Post date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:03:25 -0400

Marking the one-year withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, this webinar reflects on the humanitarian and development challenges in Afghanistan and for neighbors, the difficult choices facing aid donors, and what needs to be done to ensure at-risk Afghans can reach safety.

Post date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 13:48:10 -0400

Persistent economic turmoil and civil and political insecurity have been drivers of emigration from Brazil, including to the United States. Although the number of Brazilian immigrants in the United States has been on the rise since the 1980s, the magnitude of these flows has made the past decade unique. Read a useful profile of Brazilians immigrants, including U.S. destinations, modes of entry, and educational and work characteristics.

Post date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:22:59 -0400

Digital innovations—including automatic verification of health and vaccination results—are reopening economies and global mobility while setting the standard for new ways of managing mobility and health that will outlast the pandemic. Dr. Pramod Varma, chief architect of India's COVID pass system, DIVOC; Dr. Edem Adzogenu, founder of the Afro Champions Initiative; and MPI's Lawrence Huang discuss these innovations on this episode of Moving Beyond Pandemic.

Post date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:07:04 -0400
Post date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 09:27:06 -0400

WASHINGTON — The labels assigned to humanitarian migrants are based on whether they seek protection from outside the United States (refugees) or from within the country or at its borders (asylum seekers). But even though refugees and asylum seekers are fleeing similar forms of harm and must meet the same persecution standards, the systems in place to support them once they gain protection in the United States are markedly different.

Post date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 17:56:42 -0400

Asylees in the United States are eligible for many of the same benefits and services as refugees, but many may not be aware of this fact. For asylum seekers awaiting a decision in their case, available assistance is far more limited, but similar information gaps exist. This report examines which supports are available to asylees and asylum seekers and offers recommendations to improve how they are connected with programs for which they are eligible.

Post date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 15:45:53 -0400

The discovery of massive oil reserves off the Guyana coast will bring immense riches to this small South American country. This windfall will draw migrant labor and the return of some diaspora members to Guyana, which has one of the world's highest emigration rates. It also could accelerate climate displacement in a country where 90 percent of the population lives in coastal areas below the sea level. This article explores the changes ahead.

Post date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 21:27:37 -0400

WASHINGTON — Two markedly different U.S. communities—the nation’s fourth-largest metro area and a small city in southwestern Minnesota—drew from prior crisis responses to develop COVID-19 relief and recovery plans that included innovative strategies for providing public health and economic support to immigrant families, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds.

Post date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 19:48:54 -0400

U.S. cities and towns have responded to COVID-19 in ways that are as diverse as the communities they aim to support. This report looks at how two very different locations—Worthington, MN, and the greater Houston area—incorporated immigrants into their relief efforts, through partnerships, strategic outreach, targeted assistance, and more. The report also highlights useful lessons for responses to future emergencies.

Post date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 10:37:14 -0400

Looking for some of the most often-sought information on global migration? This statistics-rich article draws on the most current data sources to offer a primer on international migration, highlighting its types, the size of the migrant population and growth over time, and major sending and receiving countries and regions. Beyond looking at labor and humanitarian migrants and international students, the article examines remittances and more.

Post date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:51:22 -0400

On this webinar, speakers examine how government strategies, practices, and instruments of integration policymaking have adapted during the pandemic both in Europe and North America, and what lessons there are for the future.

Post date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:19:10 -0400

Con motivo de la publicación de un informe del Instituto de Política Migratoria sobre posibles vías de protección para las personas centroamericanas, este webcast ofrece un análisis sobre las vías humanitarias y de reasentamiento que ya se utilizan en la región así como las oportunidades y los obstáculos para expandir estos programas. 

Post date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 11:37:54 -0400

The sluggishness of an overwhelmed U.S. immigration system and long lead times for refugee resettlement pushed government officials to use ad hoc pathways for Afghans and Ukrainians to enter the United States, with a two-year parole status given to most. This article examines the use of parole, the Uniting for Ukraine sponsorship program, and how the use of ad hoc statuses could evolve for future crises.

Post date: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 22:44:29 -0400

WASHINGTON — Migration Policy Institute (MPI) President Andrew Selee today announced the appointment of Meghan Benton as director of MPI’s International Program, which works to develop effective, forward-looking solutions to some of the top human mobility challenges around the world in ways that can benefit countries of destination and origin, as well as migrants themselves.