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WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) today published a series of U.S. and state fact sheets that aim to inform efforts to more equitably address the integration needs of U.S. immigrant families through the early childhood, K-12, post-secondary, adult education and health and social services systems.
WASHINGTON and STUTTGART — Seeking to redesign the global humanitarian protection and refugee resettlement infrastructure in ways that advance equity, flexibility and sustainability, the Migration Policy Institute and Robert Bosch Stiftung today launched a new initiative, “Beyond Territorial Asylum: Making Protection Work in a Bordered World.”
WASHINGTON — La región que se extiende desde Panamá hasta la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México forma parte de un importante corredor para la migración irregular. Si bien se ha prestado mucha atención a los esfuerzos de Estados Unidos para gestionar los flujos espontáneos de migrantes irregulares y solicitantes de asilo, se ha prestado mucha menos atención a los esfuerzos incipientes en Centroamérica y México para desarrollar la capacidad de gestión migratoria y protección humanitaria en los últimos años.
WASHINGTON — The region from Panama northward to the U.S.-Mexico border represents a major corridor for unauthorized immigration. While significant attention has trained on U.S. efforts to manage spontaneous flows of irregular migrants and asylum seekers, far less focus has been given to nascent efforts in Central America and Mexico to build migration management and humanitarian protection capacity in recent years.
GENEVA and WASHINGTON — While the overall picture of cross-border human mobility in 2020 is of movement dramatically curtailed as a result of measures imposed by governments since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report shows a varying reality over time and by region, with particularly harsh effects for refugees and other migrants who move out of necessity.
WASHINGTON — Ensuring that school funding is shared equitably is central to achieving strong K-12 educational systems across the United States. However states have yet to implement school funding formulas that generate adequate and equitable resources for all students. For English Learners (EL), who have supplemental learning needs and are disproportionately likely to attend low-resourced schools, well-designed resource allocation is of particular importance.
AMMAN and WASHINGTON — Ten years into Syria’s violent conflict, Syrians remain the largest refugee population worldwide, with nearly 5.5 million living in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), and 6 million others internally displaced within Syria. With Syrian refugees facing limited resettlement opportunities and the unlikely prospect of return under safe and sustainable conditions, it is essential to explore ways to promote local solutions for refugees and improve social cohesion with host communities.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimates that nearly 3.3 million unauthorized immigrants who are Dreamers, farmworkers or holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as their spouses and minor children present in the United States, could gain an immediate path to a green card and a three-year track to citizenship under the White House-backed legislation introduced in Congress.
BRUSSELS — The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted labour markets across Europe and risks further entrenching existing weaknesses. However, the pandemic is not likely to fundamentally alter long-term labour demands, particularly for high-skilled vacancies that workers from outside the European Union are well situated to fill, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe policy brief finds.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today published the latest version of its perennially popular resource, Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States, which features a wealth of data about the U.S. immigrant population as well as current and historic migration to the United States.
WASHINGTON — The legalization debate is back on the table, with President Joe Biden pledging on his first day in office to send Congress a measure to legalize the nation’s estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants. Given the political difficulties inherent in achieving a broad legalization—witness the failures of comprehensive immigration reform bills in 2006, 2007 and 2013—potential sponsors in Congress have said they will tackle the challenge in piecemeal fashion.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Board of Trustees has selected new officers, with Lidia Soto-Harmon and Warren Leiden elected Chair and Vice Chair respectively.
Soto-Harmon, who is CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) and served previously as the Deputy Director of the President’s Interagency Council on Women at the State Department, assumes the position of Chair from James W. Ziglar, former Commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Ziglar, who chaired the board for three years, remains a trustee.
WASHINGTON — As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, millions of migrants were stranded in the countries where they work and live, and countless others were expelled or returned voluntarily to their countries of origin amid restrictions on mobility and widespread economic dislocation. Countless more migrants may yet return to their countries of origin as second and third waves of the outbreak are occurring.
WASHINGTON — While the Trump administration’s reliance on executive authority to achieve sweeping immigration changes across the federal government has long been examined, far less attention has been given to the expanded use of a relatively obscure yet significant authority that allows the attorney general to set immigration policy. Using the “referral and review” power, the attorney general can reach into the immigration courts system, which is housed in the Justice Department, and overrule decisions made by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) — thus setting new policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.