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BRUSSELS — Three years on from the European migration and refugee crisis, hundreds of community-led ideas, practices and partnerships have emerged that offer new ways to help newcomers settle into their new countries and cultures. Many of these—such as co-housing schemes that pair newcomers with local families or individuals of similar age, or mentoring programs that match retired professionals with newly arrived refugees—offer a "win-win," by building social ties among different groups and facilitating economic integration.
WASHINGTON — Australia’s selection system for permanent immigration has attracted international attention for the generally strong labor market performance of the immigrants it admits. Since the mid-1990s, the system has moved away from a focus on family reunification to place greater emphasis on skills for permanent and temporary workers; it has also been refined to seek to better match the country’s labor market needs.
WASHINGTON — While foreign nationals have enlisted in the U.S. armed services throughout American history, in recent years the military has come to see noncitizens as less of an asset and more of a national security risk.
WASHINGTON – The number of Mexican immigrants in the United States with at least a bachelor’s degree has more than doubled since 2000, with highly skilled Mexicans now the fourth largest group of college-educated immigrants in the country, after those from India, China and the Philippines.
WASHINGTON – As the United States witnesses one of the most dynamic policy periods in the immigration arena, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today released a pair of reports that examine actions taken during the first two years of the Trump administration as well as a number of less visible issues that merit fuller review.
BRUSSELS – Tens of thousands of refugees are resettled around the world each year, a journey that can be both exciting and bewildering. What they learn before they set off is vitally important to preparing them for their new lives, according to a review of predeparture orientation programmes for refugees by Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe.
WASHINGTON – High school graduation rates have been used to evaluate school effectiveness and impose consequences on struggling schools under federal law for nearly two decades, alongside other measures of academic achievement and school quality.
WASHINGTON — Canada, which in 1967 invented the points-based system for selecting economic immigrants, has long drawn the attention of policymakers, analysts and others in the United States and elsewhere for its innovative selection policies. In January 2015, the Canadian government significantly revamped its approach to selecting economic immigrants after criticism its earlier system was inflexible and unable to meet employers’ real-time needs or process applications in a timely manner.
WASHINGTON – With the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program before the courts and renewed efforts in Congress to pass DREAM Act-type legislation, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today released new estimates of the number of unauthorized immigrants who graduate from high school, finding nearly 98,000 do so annually across the United States.
WASHINGTON – The changing demographics of children who come to the attention of state and local child welfare agencies and the growing intersection of these protection systems with rising immigration enforcement is causing some adaptation of policies and practices. A new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report that draws from interviews with 21 state, county and city child welfare agencies across the United States finds some promising approaches but significant variation in how child welfare systems address these issues.
BRUSSELS — Spain’s approach to admitting workers from non-EU countries could inspire innovation at the EU level, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe argues in a new report, though the future direction of Madrid’s policies hinges on the outcome of the forthcoming general election.
WASHINGTON — In making the case for “merit-based” immigration and a greater focus on prioritizing the entry of skilled workers—which would mark a sharp break from the primacy of family reunification in the U.S. immigration system—President Trump and his allies point to the examples of Canada and other countries with points-based systems such as Australia and New Zealand.
WASHINGTON – There is growing recognition that infants and toddlers can be profoundly affected by traumatic experiences, with research firmly disproving that they are too young to feel these effects. As a result, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) field and policymakers are becoming more cognizant of the need for early childhood programs to take a trauma-informed approach in providing services to young children.
BRUSSELS — The European Union is planning to allot greater funding to migration and integration efforts in its next budget, but the way it spends this money will need to be radically rethought, the Migration Policy Institute Europe argues in a new policy brief.
WASHINGTON — In need of some of the most often sought statistics on immigrants in the United States and immigration trends? The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today published the annual update to its data-rich article, Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States.
WASHINGTON — The United States will face an estimated shortfall of 8 million workers between now and 2027, amid an aging U.S. workforce, the retirement of baby boomers and declining birth rates. At the same time, the nearly 58 million U.S. adults who are either immigrants or the children of immigrants are projected to be the primary source of future U.S. labor force growth.
WASHINGTON — Global cooperation on international migration took a major step forward in 2018, with the vast majority of UN member states endorsing the first-ever agreement to cooperate on making migration work better, with less danger and greater rewards. But no one should expect the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will revolutionize the governance of migration overnight, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) policy brief makes clear.
WASHINGTON — Partnerships that migrant-destination countries develop with origin and transit countries to offer would-be migrants temporary training or work placements at arrival hold promise, including encouraging skills development that is useful upon return and potentially serving as an alternative to illegal migration.
WASHINGTON — There is a massive gap between the recognized rights and quality of life for refugees in high-income countries and those residing elsewhere. And with 85 percent of the world’s 25.4 million refugees living in low- or middle- income countries that often lack the resources and capacity to support them, this protection gap is difficult to bridge for three key reasons. Firstly, international resettlement and humanitarian aid does not come close to balancing the scales.
WASHINGTON – Los países latinoamericanos que están alojando la gran mayoría de los más de 3 millones de venezolanos que han huido de una economía colapsada, severa escasez de alimentos y medicinas y conflictos políticos han respondido—hasta la fecha—con estrategias creativas y pragmáticas, encuentra un nuevo informe de políticas de Migration Policy Institute (MPI) y Departamento de Inclusión Social de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA).