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First & Second Generation Make Up Biggest Share of Enrollment Growth Since 2000
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - A medida que las comunidades de América Latina y el Caribe se adaptan a la llegada de más de 4,2 millones de migrantes y refugiados venezolanos en los últimos años, algunas personas tienen la percepción de que los recién llegados están aumentando las tasas de criminalidad. Sin embargo, estas preocupaciones son en gran parte infundadas, según un nuevo análisis de Migration Policy Institute y Brookings Institution sobre los datos de los tres países que albergan la mayor cantidad de venezolanos: Colombia, Perú y Chile.
WASHINGTON — As communities in Latin America and the Caribbean adjust to the arrival of more than 4.2 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees over the past several years, there has been a perception by some that the newcomers are driving up crime rates. These concerns are largely unfounded, however, according to a new Migration Policy Institute-Brookings Institution analysis of data from the three countries that are host to the largest number of Venezuelans: Colombia, Peru and Chile.
WASHINGTON — Despite significantly different immigration enforcement climates in Texas and Rhode Island, a majority of surveyed Latino high school students in both states fear someone close to them could be arrested and deported. And more than half in both states reported symptoms of mental-health conditions such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at levels significant enough to warrant treatment, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) study finds.
WASHINGTON — Más de 4.3 millones de los 5.2 millones de refugiados y migrantes venezolanos que huyeron de la situación política y económica de Venezuela partieron a países de América Latina y el Caribe. Si bien dichos movimientos se han visto en la mayoría de los países de la región, las condiciones de los refugiados y migrantes venezolanos distan de tener un carácter monolítico.
WASHINGTON — More than 4.3 million of the estimated 5.2 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants who have fled the ongoing complex socio-political and economic landscape in their country remain in Latin America or the Caribbean. While the movements have been widespread across the region, they are far from monolithic in their character.
WASHINGTON – In the fourth year of an administration that has placed immigration at the center of its policy agenda in a way no prior White House has done, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report catalogs the more than 400 executive actions that have been taken since President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017.
New MPI fact sheet offers first-ever state profiles of these workers
WASHINGTON — The 9 million immigrants who are eligible for U.S. citizenship face growing obstacles to naturalization as the result of changed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudications standards and a recasting of the agency’s mission to prioritize fraud detection over customer service, a Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis of a survey of 110 naturalization assistance providers across the United States finds.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute’s newly constituted advisory board convened for the first time on June 29, assembling members with distinguished records in government, the corporate and philanthropic sectors, the legal and education fields, immigrant service and advocacy, research, diplomacy and academia in the United States, Europe and Latin America.
BRUSSELS — A growing number of European countries have launched or are piloting refugee sponsorship programmes, where community members and civil-society groups take on responsibilities for the reception and integration of refugees into their new communities. Yet even as the popularity of these programmes, also referred to as community or private sponsorship, increases, evidence remains relatively scant regarding whether they are living up to expectations and which programme elements are most effective.
WASHINGTON – The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Board of Trustees has elected four new trustees to the board, selecting candidates with distinguished track records in policy, diplomacy, business and law in North America and Europe. The four, who were formally approved at the June 17 board meeting, will join the board next January.
The new trustees are:
WASHINGTON — Educators and policymakers rely on standardized test scores to track how well public school systems are educating students, including those from traditionally underserved populations such as students of color and English Learners (ELs), and to target resources to low-performing schools. Yet test scores for ELs may not fully reflect how much they have learned if they cannot demonstrate their knowledge in a language they are not yet fluent in.
BRUSSELS — As displacement has risen to new highs in recent years, there has been a flurry of activity around refugee resettlement, with a number of countries around the world launching resettlement programs for the first time or scaling up existing efforts. Within the European Union, resettlement has become a bigger priority and could take on even greater importance with a New Pact on Migration and Asylum on the horizon later this year.
WASHINGTON – El 7 de junio de 2019, tras meses de presenciar un aumento en la migración proveniente de Centroamérica a través de México y hacia Estados Unidos, los gobiernos de ambos países firmaron un acuerdo comprometiéndose a controlar el flujo de solicitantes de refugio y otros migrantes en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos.