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WASHINGTON — A new age of migration has been ushered in by large-scale spontaneous migration flows on both sides of the Atlantic, which have upended asylum adjudications systems and placed enormous stress on reception, housing and social services, particularly in Europe.
WASHINGTON — As host countries in Europe, North America and beyond prioritize getting refugees and other newly arrived migrants into work, another challenge has received less attention: Helping those who may never find jobs participate meaningfully in their new communities. Newcomers who are not in the workplace (particularly refugee women, migrants who are unskilled or illiterate and the elderly) are at high risk for social isolation.
WASHINGTON — Asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Germany in the leadup to and during the 2015-16 European migration crisis have integrated into the labor market at a slightly faster rate than previous refugee cohorts, a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds.
BRUSSELS — Even as the number of refugees in need of protection has reached an all-time high, the resettlement spots offered by countries in 2018 were less than half the level in 2016—and future commitments may shrink further. With refugee needs high and generosity dimming, there is increasing urgency for humanitarian actors to find new ways to bring refugees to safety as well as to rebuild public interest and consensus around the importance of protection.
WASHINGTON — Rapid arrivals of humanitarian migrants in Europe and North America have been matched by an equally unprecedented outpouring of public support. As offers to volunteer and donate pour in, many have asked whether this generosity can be harnessed to ease pressures on overburdened receiving communities and service providers. But using volunteers to meet the longer-term integration needs of resettled refugees and recognized asylum seekers is not an automatic salve: it requires thoughtful training and investment to be effective.
WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigrants are at least twice as likely to lack health insurance coverage as the overall population in three central Kansas City metro counties, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) study reveals. In fact, they are four times as likely to be uninsured in Johnson County, Kansas.
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WASHINGTON — Four years after the peak of the 2015–16 migration and refugee crisis in Europe and amid swelling arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border and elsewhere, new evidence sheds light on how well countries have responded to an unprecedented surge in mixed flows of humanitarian, economic and family migrants.
BRUSSELS — While the European Union has called on Member States to expand channels for foreign workers as a way to meet labour market needs and potentially tackle spontaneous migration, they have struggled to deliver on this pledge. To date, policies have focused more on attracting high-skilled workers, but less attention has been paid to admission of low- or middle-skilled nationals. Policymakers would do well not to overestimate the potential of legal channels to reduce irregular migration.
The following is a statement from Migration Policy Institute (MPI) President Andrew Selee about the disruption of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan's keynote address at the 16th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference:
“We very much regret that the keynote address Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan was to deliver today at the 16th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference was disrupted by protestors and could not occur.
WASHINGTON — El corredor migratorio de EE. UU. Y México, el cuál es el más grande del mundo, ha atravesado por una gran transformación que ha sido infravalorada en la última década. En primer lugar, la inmigración ilegal de mexicanos ha disminuido drásticamente. Actualmente, la mayoría de los mexicanos que se mudan a los Estados Unidos lo hacen de manera legal, y cuentan con un mayor nivel de capital humano que en el pasado. Además, un número creciente de estadounidenses ahora radican en el sur de la frontera, a medida que la población mexicana en los Estados Unidos disminuye.
WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico migration corridor, which is the world’s largest, has undergone a vast and often under-appreciated transformation in the past decade. Illegal immigration of Mexicans has declined sharply. Most Mexicans moving to the United States now do so legally and with higher human capital than in the past. And an increasing number of Americans live south of the border, even as the Mexican population in the United States declines.
BRUSSELS — In the six months since the original Brexit deadline, EU member states have not undertaken significant additional contingency planning to register and protect the UK nationals living on the continent in the event the United Kingdom crashes out of the European Union without a deal, a new Migration Policy Institute Europe policy brief finds.
BRUSSELS — Migration Policy Institute Europe’s administrative council has selected Dr. Hanne Beirens as the respected think tank’s new director, tapping a leader with a proven track record in the research, public policy and project management realms.
Beirens, who has served as MPI Europe’s acting director in recent months and has been with the organisation as associate director since 2015, was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates who emerged during an intensive and open search process.
WASHINGTON – Home visiting programs, which serve expecting and new parents alongside their infants and toddlers, have proven to be an effective model to support maternal health and well-being as well as children’s health and socioemotional development, particularly for at-risk families.
WASHINGTON — Clouds hover over what has been a strong U.S. economy, with long-run projections significantly less bright because the U.S. labor market is being reshaped by forces such as aging of the workforce, the lowest rate of population growth since the 1940s and emerging gaps between the skills employers seek and those workers possess. As these trends intensify, globalization and automation also are likely to dramatically transform how and where work is done.
WASHINGTON – Major changes in demographics, automation and alternative staffing will dramatically transform the U.S. labor market over the next few decades. A shrinking native-born workforce, baby boomer retirements, tech-driven innovation but also job displacement, and increases in contracted and outsourced labor, among other trends, will have significant effects on the U.S. economy. What role can immigration play in mitigating undesirable outcomes and supporting U.S. economic growth and competitiveness?
WASHINGTON – Apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are likely to approach the 1 million mark this fiscal year, a remarkable turnaround for a U.S. border security environment that just two years ago had witnessed the lowest levels of illegal immigration since 1971.
What was a major, if often unrecognized, enforcement success story has been replaced by a migration and humanitarian crisis that has overwhelmed border operations, strained an already overloaded immigration court system and resulted in unsafe, precarious conditions for migrants.
WASHINGTON — Artificial intelligence, automation and digitization are reshaping labor markets and will soon disrupt them beyond recognition. As these trends change how and where people work, advanced economies unwilling to adapt how they select foreign workers risk stifling future economic growth.
WASHINGTON — Start-ups have been at the center of rapid technological developments that have transformed business models, industries and economies. Yet while immigrants feature prominently in the start-up success story, employment-based immigration channels in many countries are often ill-suited pathways for these entrepreneurs, who tend to be relatively young and inexperienced—and thus unlikely to be in employers’ sights or meet the criteria of points-based immigrant selection systems.
Washington y Ciudad de México — Con las detenciones de guatemaltecos, hondureños y salvadoreños en la frontera de México y Estados Unidos triplicándose a lo largo del último año, y las deportaciones desde México aumentando más de 50 por ciento de mayo a junio, los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos han buscado formas de aminorar la crisis migratoria y controlar los flujos irregulares desde Centroamérica.