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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.

Post date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:39:14 -0500

BRUSSELS — Amid neighbourhood ethnic tensions and terrorist attacks in a number of major European cities, governments across Europe have renewed their interest in civic education programmes to foster a sense of social responsibility and common values in young people, with the aim of protecting them from alienation and radicalisation.

Post date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:03:44 -0500

WASHINGTON – With President Trump reaching his one-year anniversary in office on January 20, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in a pair of new reports analyzes the changes his administration has made across the U.S. immigration system, as well as the diverging policy responses by state and local governments in areas including law enforcement, education and health and social services.

Post date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:01:54 -0500

WASHINGTON — As policymakers in Europe and other high-income countries search for ways to reduce unmanaged migration, they are paying new attention to addressing the drivers of migration, in particular the lack of economic opportunities in countries of origin.

The logic, embedded in the European Commission’s 2015 European Agenda on Migration for example, suggests that if development assistance can improve livelihood prospects in countries of migrant origin, outward migration will decrease.

Post date: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 11:35:06 -0500

WASHINGTON — James W. Ziglar, who was Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the George W. Bush administration, has been selected as chairman of the Migration Policy Institute’s Board of Trustees.

Ziglar, who served as INS commissioner in 2001-2002 until the agency was dissolved and its missions transferred to the new Department of Homeland Security, succeeds Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for 10 years. Bishop DiMarzio remains on the board.

Post date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:57:57 -0500

WASHINGTON — On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made immigration the centerpiece of his campaign, promising to build a “big, beautiful wall” across the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, round up 2 million to 3 million noncitizens with criminal records, impose an ideological test and “extreme” vetting for would-be immigrants and much more. In the year since the election that propelled the Republican into the White House, how has the Trump administration’s record matched up with the rhetoric?

Post date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:54:30 -0500

WASHINGTON — Amid debate over legalization for unauthorized immigrants who came to the United States as children, concern has been raised that these DREAMers, once legalized, would take jobs away from U.S. citizens, in particular black and other minority populations. A new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) commentary, which examines the characteristics of DREAMers and the similarly aged U.S.

Post date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:38:27 -0500

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the migration crisis in Europe, a surge in Central American flows to the United States and movements elsewhere, policymakers are looking for new strategies to better manage migration. The events of 2015-2016 in Europe illustrated the shortcomings of unilateral approaches to migration, with policies aimed at closing borders often diverting rather than stemming flows, and resulting in more deadly conditions for migrants.

Post date: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:18:57 -0500

BRUSSELS — The failure of last week’s African Union-European Union summit to produce tangible commitments on migration, beyond a long-overdue plan to evacuate thousands of African migrants stranded in Libya, demonstrates the difficulty of partnerships that do not reflect the contexts and priorities of all partners, as a new report outlines.