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Post date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:46:25 -0500

WASHINGTON — While it is widely acknowledged that climate change can have direct and indirect impacts on human mobility, estimates of these flows are far harder to predict. This is especially true when predicting future trends, as economic, demographic and environmental drivers of migration will depend heavily on actions that are taken now and over the next few decades.

Post date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 17:50:20 -0500

Fact Sheet Accompanied by Data Tool with Profiles of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population at U.S., State and Top County Levels

WASHINGTON — While the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States has been largely stable over the past decade, there have been notable changes in the composition of the population, which has seen a sizeable drop in Mexicans alongside increased arrivals from other world regions, especially Asia and Central America.

Post date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 09:51:56 -0500

WASHINGTON — The relationship between climate change and human mobility is far more complex than is often portrayed. Despite tendencies to use the label climate migration, it is difficult to predict the impacts of climate change on human mobility, in particular given that climate effects such as drought and coastal flooding can actually suppress movement under certain conditions. Increased mobility also is sometimes uniquely attributed to climate change even as other factors, such as globalization and urbanization, are involved.

Post date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 17:03:57 -0500

WASHINGTON — Two years after the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) at the UN General Assembly, the global landscape in which these instruments are being implemented has shifted dramatically. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought acute disruptions to global mobility; increased governments’ reliance on short-term, often unilateral responses to managing migration and humanitarian admissions; and imposed dramatic new burdens on public services while undermining their financial foundations.

Post date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 12:29:34 -0500

Washington — El Migration Policy Institute (MPI) se agrada en anunciar la selección de tres investigadores visitantes de América Latina quienes ayudaran a profundizar su trabajo y redes en México, Centroamérica y Sudamérica. Los tres expertas, quienes ya hace tiempo tienen vínculos con MPI, tienen amplias experiencias liderando y coordinando investigaciones interdisciplinarios sobre la migración y el desarrollo en América Latina, tanto como las relaciones entre los EEUU y América Latina.

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Post date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 12:11:27 -0500

WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is pleased to announce the selection of three non-resident fellows from Latin America who will help the institute deepen its existing work and networks in Mexico, Central America and South America. The three scholars, who have longstanding ties to MPI, have extensive experience leading and coordinating interdisciplinary research on migration and development in Latin America, as well as U.S.-Latin America relations.

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Post date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:33:55 -0500

WASHINGTON — Fewer than half of all working-age immigrant women in the United States were employed in September, a 7 percentage point swing from their 53 percent employment rate in January before COVID-19-induced job dislocation began, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis shows.

Post date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:39:49 -0500

BRUSSELS — In recent years, European countries have emerged as primary players in the refugee resettlement landscape, welcoming nearly half of all refugees resettled worldwide since 2017—up from just 8 percent in 2007. Beyond the numbers, Europe has become a source of innovation in refugee resettlement, accounting for more than half of the refugee sponsorship programmes launched worldwide and being at the forefront of efforts to improve the monitoring and evaluation of resettlement systems and test new approaches to welcoming refugees.

Post date: Sat, 21 Nov 2020 16:54:19 -0500

WASHINGTON — Migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States is an enduring, often shifting phenomenon that demands intelligent management. While the Trump administration focused heavily on a unilateral, enforcement-only approach to managing migration from the region, the strategy is unlikely to be sustainable.

Post date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:59:04 -0500

BRUSSELS — The COVID-19 pandemic has brought ambitious plans for refugee resettlement in Europe to a near halt. When resettlement resumes, small and rural communities could play an important role in ensuring its sustainability. Although most refugee and migrant populations are concentrated in urban centres, policymakers seeking to alleviate housing bottlenecks and public service strains in major cities increasingly are looking to the potential of ‘rural welcoming’ efforts.

Post date: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:12:05 -0500

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic and the responses to it have left an indelible mark on families, communities and societies around the world. As infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to mount, governments are trying to come to terms with the massive consequences of the health crisis on their economies, labor markets and, unavoidably, global mobility and migration systems.

Post date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 22:48:13 -0500

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden pledged in his campaign to reverse some of the most restrictive immigration actions undertaken during Donald Trump’s four years in office, including family separation and a travel ban on nationals from majority-Muslim countries. He and running mate Kamala Harris also vowed to temporarily halt deportations, reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, increase refugee admissions and halt construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. 

Post date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:07:17 -0400

WASHINGTON — The immigration enforcement regime at the U.S.-Mexico border offers a vivid example of how existing policies, laws and resource investments are markedly out of step with new migration realities and future needs. A border enforcement system designed to address the once-dominant flows of single adults from Mexico seeking to enter the United States illegally for work is ill prepared to deal with today’s more complex mixed flows of families and unaccompanied children from Central America, some seeking humanitarian protection, others opportunity.

Post date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:09:20 -0400

WASHINGTON — Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting job dislocation unseen since the Great Depression of the 1930s, economists and futurists predicted extensive changes to the future of work in the United States. While the focus has been chiefly on the transformations that automation and off-shoring will bring, and a related discussion about the quality of future jobs, the research has been largely silent on another important force shaping the U.S. labor market: Immigration.

Post date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 21:14:32 -0400

First & Second Generation Make Up Biggest Share of Enrollment Growth Since 2000

Post date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:49:24 -0400

WASHINGTON — The toolbox of international migration governance has few instruments for dealing with the migration-related challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most international agreements on migration are designed to aid people on the move and to assist states in dealing with this movement, whether it is voluntary or forced. Yet a major impact of the pandemic is forced immobility—which threatens the well-being of migrants and their countries of origin, as well as the destination-country economic sectors that depend on migrant labor.

Post date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 17:50:35 -0400

WASHINGTON — Home visiting programs offer an effective way to promote the well-being and positive long-term outcomes for at-risk children and their parents or other caretakers. Yet even as this increasingly popular two-generation service model can help families improve school readiness and healthy development for children as well as successful health, education and employment outcomes for adults, immigrant and refugee families have lower enrollment rates than their U.S.-born peers.

Post date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:04:04 -0400

BRUSSELS — Many cities in Europe have developed a fragile ecosystem, made up of untraditional partnerships between government, businesses and grassroots organizations, to expand capacity and more effectively provide services to the large numbers of migrants and refugees who arrived during 2015-16.

Post date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:37:46 -0400

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has hit schools, students and families across the United States hard as a result of the shift to remote learning in March 2020. Yet its effects have been particularly pronounced on English Learners (ELs) and children from immigrant families, given that many of these households are lower-income and these students are more likely to attend under-resourced schools that struggle to provide high-quality instruction and necessary academic supports.

Post date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:46:21 -0400

BRUSSELS — Amid all the confusion surrounding Brexit and whether the United Kingdom was going to crash out without a deal with the European Union, EU Member States went from planning for the future status for their residents who are UK nationals post-Brexit, then switched gears to no-deal scenario preparation and back again after a withdrawal agreement was struck with a transition period through 31 December 2020. Now, the world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.