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Post date: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:10:48 -0400

BRUSSELS – Billions of euros will be spent on efforts to integrate refugees in Europe over the next few years, so it is vital that policymakers use solid methods to monitor their spending on these programmes, a new Migration Policy Institute Europe report argues.

Post date: Tue, 10 Jul 2018 17:20:21 -0400

WASHINGTON — While Geert Wilders and his radical-right, anti-immigration Party for Freedom (PVV) failed to secure a victory in the 2017 Dutch parliamentary elections, the country’s experience shows that electoral success and government office are not the only ways to shape policy outcomes.

Post date: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:47:31 -0400

WASHINGTON — Spikes in irregular migration have prompted policymakers in the European Union, United States and elsewhere to look beyond border management for ways to address the underlying factors that drive movement. From the 3.2 billion euros pledged for the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to the U.S. decision to commit $750 million for Central America through the Alliance for Prosperity, policymakers are thinking about how they can incorporate migration into development spending and vice versa.

Post date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:00:20 -0400

WASHINGTON — Though elections in Austria, Germany and France in 2017 and recent electoral outcomes in Italy and Hungary have demonstrated the rising power of radical-right parties in Europe, the phenomenon is hardly new in most Nordic countries. Denmark, Finland and Norway have radical-right parties that trace their roots back to at least the 1970s. And more recently, the Sweden Democrats established themselves at the national level in 2010.

Post date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:55:02 -0400

BRUSSELS – The European Union needs to boost its institutional capacity to predict and handle future volatility in migration to ease the sense of crisis hanging over national leaders, argues a new report from the Migration Policy Institute Europe.

Heads of government attending the European Summit this Thursday and Friday will discuss a range of issues, from strengthening external border controls to shifting responsibility for individual asylum claims. But in this discussion, the capacity of the EU institutions to respond to crisis has been largely absent.

Post date: Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:40:48 -0400

U.S., State Estimates of Benefits Use by Noncitizens, Naturalized Citizens & U.S. Born Offered

Post date: Wed, 30 May 2018 09:09:18 -0400

WASHINGTON – While much recent discussion of the U.S. relationship with Mexico has focused on the Trump administration’s intent to build a wall on the border and further stiffen immigration control policies, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) President Andrew Selee paints a more nuanced picture of the deepening cultural, social and economic ties between the two countries in a forthcoming book that shows how these connections are shaping the future of both countries.

Post date: Mon, 07 May 2018 14:29:52 -0400

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has significantly revved up the immigration enforcement machinery in the U.S. interior, with arrests and deportations up about 40 percent in its first eight months over a year earlier. Yet pushback from California and cities such as Chicago, New York, Boston and Seattle makes it quite unlikely that U.S.

Post date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:03:43 -0400

BRUSSELS — National and local authorities across the European Union need to move swiftly to clarify the status of British citizens living on their territory after Brexit, or risk making a mess of the recently agreed deal on citizens’ rights, a new Migration Policy Institute Europe and Goldsmiths, University of London report warns.

Post date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:48:42 -0400

WASHINGTON — With large numbers of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in Europe and North America in recent years, many of the youngest arrivals have experienced trauma and stress that pose serious risks to their development. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs provide an important means by which receiving countries can mitigate many of the risks these young children face, thereby supporting their healthy development and boosting their longer-term education trajectories and integration success.

Post date: Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:57:31 -0400

WASHINGTON – A number of countries have been revisiting issues related to family-based immigration. At the height of the 2015-2016 European migration crisis, Germany and Sweden introduced restrictions on the family reunification rights of some recently arrived asylum seekers. And in the United States, the Trump administration and some Republicans in Congress are questioning the continued primacy of family reunification in the U.S. immigration system.

Post date: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:36:01 -0400

WASHINGTON – With demand for H-1B high-skilled visas far outstripping supply, employers are gearing up to mail in applications on April 2, the day the lottery opens this year for 85,000 of the temporary visas. But most H-1B visas are awarded outside the cap, with an average 212,000 such petitions approved annually in the last five years. A new Migration Policy Institute issue brief finds that the rising demand for uncapped H-1Bs is driven in large measure by the delays employers face in getting a green card for their H-1B workers.

Post date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:56:01 -0400

BRUSSELS — European countries must adopt a more strategic approach when offering support to one another to resettle refugees if they hope to meet ambitious goals laid out by the European Union, the Migration Policy Institute Europe argues in a new report.

Post date: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:42:11 -0400

WASHINGTON — More U.S. communities are experiencing “superdiversity” in early education and care settings, as young Dual Language Learners (DLLs) arrive with greater variation in origins, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and languages spoken in the home. This superdiversity challenges early childhood education and care (ECEC) providers to develop instructional strategies and program designs that will better ensure the healthy development and future academic success of DLLs, rather than relying on approaches used in more homogeneous or bilingual settings.

Post date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:43:22 -0400

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s deal with Turkey—signed two years ago this week—may have helped to drastically reduce the numbers of migrants coming to Europe, but a new Migration Policy Institute Europe report warns that the bloc’s asylum system is still afflicted with many of the chronic weaknesses that exacerbated the 2015-16 crisis. And without a fundamental change in its thinking, the European Union risks repeating its mistakes if flows surge anew.

Post date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:16:03 -0400

WASHINGTON – The Migration Policy Institute and Population Reference Bureau today released an update to their popular online guide, which directs users to the most credible, useful data on immigrants and immigration in the United States and internationally.

Post date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:58:44 -0400

WASHINGTON – Systemic wage underpayment, payroll fraud and misclassification of employees as independent contractors to avoid paying workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and payroll taxes are among the labor standard violations more likely to be found in low-wage industries that employ significant numbers of immigrants.

Post date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:04:54 -0500

WASHINGTON — Diversity is on the rise across the United States, where young children growing up with one or more parents speaking a language other than English at home now make up nearly one-third of the U.S. child population age 8 and under. With growing numbers of languages spoken in these homes and greater variation in origins, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, this “superdiversity” has significant implications for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs, schools and other systems that serve Dual Language Learners (DLLs).

Post date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:29:46 -0500

WASHINGTON —The Migration Policy Institute’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, today published its annual compilation of some of the most frequently sought-after statistics on immigration and immigrants in the United States. Using authoritative data sources, the article offers a look at the country’s nearly 44 million immigrants, and situates immigration trends in both the present day and historically.

Post date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:20:46 -0500

BRUSSELS — With predictions that more than one-quarter of the school-aged population in Europe will have a migrant background by the early 2020s, school systems designed for ‘traditional’ learners are fast becoming out of date, a new Migration Policy Institute Europe report finds. Supporting diverse learners requires a structural overhaul of education systems, but most European countries have focused on good practices and small-scale initiatives, not wholesale workforce and systemic change.