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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).
WASHINGTON — The Latin American countries that are hosting the vast majority of the 3 million-plus Venezuelans who have fled a rapidly collapsing economy, severe food and medical shortages, and political strife have responded to date with creative and pragmatic policies, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) – Organization of American States (OAS) Department of Social Inclusion policy brief finds.
BRUSSELS – Rapid transformations in the way we work, live and organise our communities pose huge challenges for policymakers from all areas of government. Those working in migrant integration, already stretched for resources and often facing hostile political climates, are perhaps most in need of ambitious solutions and radical thinking, argues a new report from Migration Policy Institute Europe.
BRUSSELS — The way public figures speak about migration and integration has become increasingly important in an era of high polarisation and contentious policy debates. A new Migration Policy Institute Europe report argues that an effective communications strategy, though often not at the top of policymakers’ to-do lists, is integral to the success or failure of integration policies.
BRUSSELS — The arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in Europe during 2015-2016 catapulted integration policymakers from the periphery to the center of debates shaping the European continent but gave them few tools to support their change in status, argues the Migration Policy Institute Europe in a new report.
WASHINGTON — As activity at the U.S.-Mexico border has shifted from illicit crossings by Mexicans to increasing numbers of Central Americans, including families and unaccompanied children, seeking humanitarian protection or better opportunity, the nature and scale of repatriations across the region are changing.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. refugee resettlement program is facing an extraordinary set of pressures amid an unprecedented reduction in refugee admissions that has triggered drastic funding cuts for the non-governmental agencies that resettle refugees, hollowing out the network’s capacity. These challenges make this a particularly important time to consider how programs can most effectively serve the full spectrum of refugee integration needs.
WASHINGTON — The population of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) in Minnesota is considerably more diverse than that of the overall U.S. population of young children with a parent who speaks a language other than English at home. This “superdiversity” in Minnesota, which is home to sizeable refugee populations from East Africa and Southeast Asia as well as immigrants from around the world, holds lessons for other states and cities that are already experiencing, or will encounter in the future, a growing diversity of origins, languages and backgrounds among their immigrant populations.
BRUSSELS – British politicians of all persuasions have torn into the European Union withdrawal deal agreed last week, ensuring that the spectre of a chaotic no-deal Brexit still haunts the continent. Policymakers in EU countries cannot wait for political machinations in London to run their course. They must act now to ensure their British residents—particularly pensioners and families—are protected in every scenario, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe says in two new studies.
WASHINGTON – A Trump administration proposed rule that would apply a significantly expanded test to determine if green card applicants would be likely to use specified public benefits in the future could potentially have put most recent legal permanent residents at risk of green card denial, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis finds.
WASHINGTON — In many corners of Europe and the United States, a wave of support for politicians touting populist and nativist platforms has rocked the foundations of mainstream politics. These populists have tapped into a deep sense of grievance among voters who feel they have lost out amid globalization, labor-market volatility and rapid social change.
WASHINGTON – The Migration Policy Institute today released a fact sheet and two data tools that provide rich detail on unauthorized immigrants in the United States, with statistics on everything from population size and origins to educational enrollment and attainment, employment, income, health care coverage, home ownership and much more.
WASHINGTON — At a time when people have more information than ever at their fingertips, it has become easier to ignore, discount or discredit inconvenient facts. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in debates about hot-button issues such as immigration.
WASHINGTON — A string of successes for populists since 2015 has upended the status quo in liberal democracies around the world. From the United Kingdom’s Brexit decision and the elections of Donald Trump in the United States and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, to the far right entering government in Austria and Italy and making advances in Germany, Hungary and beyond— it is evident that populism is becoming a more permanent feature of politics.
WASHINGTON — Amid a severe capacity shortage in programs that teach adults English and a federal refocusing of the adult education system towards employment outcomes and post-secondary success, flexibility to support the longer-term integration of immigrants and refugees within the current system has all but disappeared.
WASHINGTON — Returning migrants who do not qualify for residence or asylum to their countries of origin represents one of the most contested areas of migration policy around the world. The United States deports more than 300,000 people annually, and in recent years the Dominican Republic, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have each also returned hundreds of thousands of migrants, in some cases including recognized refugees, long-term residents and laborers.
BRUSSELS — Virtual reality, simple writing exercises and football games between mixed teams could all help migrants to settle into new societies and foster connections among diverse groups, according to research by the Migration Policy Institute Europe and the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).
BRUSSELS — Germany has an IT skills shortage which leaves possibly tens of thousands of jobs unfilled every year, but a potential solution has emerged—teaching refugees how to code. A handful of initiatives are already showing promising signs, according to Tech Jobs for Refugees: Assessing the Potential of Coding Schools for Refugee Integration in Germany, a report commissioned by MPI Europe.