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Post date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:29:16 -0500

As the number and share of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) continues to grow across the United States, diversity within this population is also increasing. This webinar marks the release of a report providing analysis of the diversity within the DLL population nationwide and at the state and local levels. Speakers discuss data on the three rapidly growing subgroups within the DLL population: Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander DLLs and young children of refugees, and the implications for the early education and care field and K-12 education systems. 

Post date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:39:29 -0500

Dual Language Learners (DLLs) grow up in U.S. families with a wide range of languages, origins, and socioeconomic characteristics. Yet little is known about which practices and program models work best in superdiverse classrooms where no minority language is dominant. This report explores DLL diversity at national, state, and local levels, highlighting its implications for early childhood programs and schools.

Post date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:49:07 -0500

In an era of stepped-up immigration enforcement, speakers at this event will present their research on the impact of enforcement policies on children from immigrant families and U.S. public schools. 

Post date: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:54:42 -0500

Marking the release of an MPI report, this webinar features MPI researchers offering analysis of the diversity within the Dual Language Learner (DLL) population nationwide and at the state and local levels. They were joined by a representative from the field, who discussed the on-the-ground challenges and responses related to early learning service provision in superdiverse settings.

Post date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:24:56 -0500

Amid the arrival of hundreds of thousands of children during the migration crisis in Europe, school systems are increasingly being called upon to find innovative ways to address growing diversity and support children with migrant backgrounds. This webinar offers lessons for integration and education policymakers to ensure the whole education workforce is equipped to support diverse learners and better realize the broader role schools play as integration actors.

Post date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:22:18 -0500

Rising numbers of young immigrants and refugees entering European schools following the 2015–16 migration crisis strained system capacity and injected new urgency into debates about how to support diverse learners and their families. This report examines the challenges facing European education systems and identifies key lessons to improve migrant inclusion in schools and integration more broadly.

Post date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:24:45 -0500

Following the Trump administration’s January 2018 decision not to renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans, MPI, the Inter-American Dialogue, and FUSADES hosted a panel discussion to consider the impacts of terminating TPS for these long-time U.S. residents, including the likely effects on the economy, migration, and criminal violence. Speakers also explored related policy options. 

Post date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:58:16 -0500

Is 2018 the year that the European Union takes leadership on migration on the international stage, or where it focuses inwards on healing internal divisions and delivering on overdue migration and asylum system reforms? This webinar looks ahead at the major external and internal events affecting migration on the continent over the next year.

Post date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:18:25 -0500

Marking the release of an MPI Europe report, Mainstreaming 2.0: How Europe’s Education Systems Can Boost Migrant Inclusion, this webinar considers how future education systems and classroms might support children with migrant backgrounds and diverse learners.

Post date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:16:46 -0500

Across Europe, civic education programs are being asked to solve a range of social challenges—from dwindling political participation to the protection of immigrant and refugee youth from alienation and radicalization. While these challenges are shared across countries, the programs designed to address them vary considerably. This report explores differing models in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Post date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:52:47 -0500

The mental health of asylum seekers has emerged as an important issue following the 2015-16 European migration and refugee crisis. Many asylum seekers suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and similar conditions—with implications not only for their well-being but also potentially for the outcomes of their claims and the integrity of the asylum system as a whole, as this article explores.

Post date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:31:28 -0500

This webinar looks ahead to what the major external and internal events affecting migration in Europe may be in 2018, and whether the European Union will be able to overcome internal challenges to emerge as a leader on migration policy on the world stage. 

Post date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:54:09 -0500

This MPI Europe discussion brings together two of the most experienced thinkers on migration policy— António Vitorino and Demetrios G. Papademetriou—to explore what will be needed over the next years to ensure that the properly managed movement of people remains an integral, positive force in the world.

Post date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:26:51 -0500

As long-simmering passions related to federal immigration policies have come to a full boil, less noted but no less important debates are taking place at state and local levels with regards to policies affecting immigrants and their children. As states are increasingly diverging in their responses, this report examines how some of the key policies and programs that support long-term integration success are faring in this volatile era.

Post date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:07:57 -0500

Chile's immigrant population has more than quadrupled since the country emerged from dictatorship in the early 1990s. As immigration has grown and moved away from its European roots to become more diverse, it has emerged as a hot-button political issue, complicating longstanding efforts to reform the country's 1975 immigration law. This article explores Chile's shift to the right on immigration, and how policies might evolve under the presidency of conservative Sebastián Piñera.

Post date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:30:33 -0500

Following the arrival of large numbers of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe from 2015 onwards, many nontraditional actors—from tech start-ups to social enterprises—pioneered solutions to foster the social and economic inclusion of newcomers. This conference reflects on how innovations for refugee inclusion can grow beyond pockets of good practice and inspire large-scale, long-term change.

Post date: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:56:10 -0500

As Brexit negotiations move forward, the issue of the future rights for EU nationals resident in the United Kingdom and UK nationals living on the continent has emerged as a sticking point. Though negotiators in early December 2017 agreed to a skeletal deal on citizens' rights, countless details remain to be worked out, leaving the future of some 4 million people unresolved—with implications for them, their families, employers, and others.

Post date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:09:56 -0500

In 2017, nationalists in Europe and the United States continued seizing on public concerns about immigration and diversity, making gains in pushing their agendas. While their success at the polls was mixed, nativist politicians have succeeded in reshaping broader migration debates, with growing political fragmentation and mistrust of establishment parties making it easier for them to break through.

Post date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:10:04 -0500

Amid growing calls for Congress to pass DREAM Act-type legislation, critics are arguing that legalization would spur vast new "chain migration" because DREAMers could eventually sponsor their relatives for green cards. MPI estimates the numbers who could receive legal permanent residence as a result of sponsorship by DREAMers would be far lower, for a range of reasons explained in this commentary.

Post date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:36:08 -0400

Marking the release of an MPI report, this webinar explores some of the responses made by school districts to bring immigrant and refugee newcomer students up to speed in English and basic academic skills, all while focused on the educational system’s ultimate goal of high school completion with the skills necessary for today’s college and career demands. The discussion focuses on how schools create and expand systems around the identification of students’ immediate and ongoing academic and socioemotional needs, and how they design programs and curricular pathways to balance these needs with state policy constraints.