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Post date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:58:18 -0400

Marking the release of an MPI brief that articulates a new adult education program model, this webinar will feature a discussion among immigration and legal services, adult education, and digital learning experts. They will discuss strategies to implement the English Plus Integration model, which would maintain a central focus on English language acquisition while also building skills necessary for successful immigrant integration.

Post date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:37:18 -0400

Can people be 'nudged' into support for immigrant integration? On this webinar, speakers explored what untapped potential behavioral insights may hold for integration policy and how policymakers can start fitting this approach, which has been used in areas from tax compliance to organ donation, into their work. The webinar marked the release of the report, Applying Behavioral Insights to Support Immigrant Integration and Social Cohesion

Post date: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:11:43 -0400

For decades, Mexicans have been the largest immigrant group in the United States. While this is still the case, the Mexican immigrant population is no longer growing at the rate it once was. In fact, between 2010 and 2017, the number of Mexicans in the country first leveled off and then began to decline. This article explores the latest data on Mexican immigrants in the United States.

Post date: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:42:36 -0400

Speakers, including report authors, discuss the findings from an MPI report that analyzes the factors that have brought the U.S. asylum system to a crisis point. During the discussion, the authors propose common-sense steps that can be implemented now to jump-start the system's rescue.

Post date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:57:57 -0400

The United States has a long tradition of providing asylum to those in need. But in recent years, case backlogs have grown and many asylum seekers now wait years for a decision. This report examines the factors that have brought the U.S. asylum system to this crisis point and proposes common-sense steps that can be taken to restore timeliness and fairness, while deterring abuses.

Post date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:26:36 -0400

As the Trump administration moves to be able to indefinitely detain parents and children intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border, whether illegal border crossers or asylum seekers, recent apprehension trends and history suggest hardline policies might not be a slam-dunk deterrent with a Central American population often driven by the desire to escape gang or other violence, as this Policy Beat explores.

Post date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:31:01 -0400

Experts on this webinar discuss efforts being undertaken in Maryland to serve refugee families with young children through tailored, trauma-informed approaches that address their specific mental health needs.

Post date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:06:15 -0400

In a commentary, MPI and Penn State researchers explain why an academic article suggesting the unauthorized population is significantly higher than previously estimated derives from seriously flawed assumptions. The researchers, who peer-reviewed the analysis, find the authors overestimate successful illegal crossings by misapplying data from the 2000s to the 1990s, when crossing patterns were much different.

Post date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:22:50 -0400

Faced with a growing case backlog in the U.S. asylum system and seeking to reduce humanitarian protection claims at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration has made efforts to narrow access to asylum. On this webinar, experts discuss findings from a report that explores the factors that have brought the system to a crisis point and steps that can be made to restore it.

Post date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:05:53 -0400

The Houston metro area, home to 1.6 million immigrants, is diverse and rapidly growing. This report sketches the area's immigrant population, examining top origin countries, key socioeconomic measures, and more. It also explores how Hurricane Harvey affected the immigrant population, and how national policy changes under the Trump administration are being felt locally, including by DACA recipients and asylum seekers.

Post date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:33:53 -0400

The Vietnamese immigrant population in the United States has grown significantly since the end of the Vietnam War, making it the sixth-largest foreign-born population in the country. The main modes of arrival for the Vietnamese have shifted over the years, from refugee protection to family reunification. This article explores the characteristics of Vietnamese immigrants, including their incomes, education, English proficiency, and more.

Post date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:07:11 -0400

A book discussion with author and veteran journalist Alfredo Corchado, MPI President Andrew Selee, and other experts on the nature of U.S.-Mexico immigration and the role of Mexican immigrants in the United States.

Post date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:27:10 -0400

Experts on this webinar discuss efforts being undertaken in Maryland to serve refugee families with young children through tailored, trauma-informed approaches that address their specific mental health needs. 

Post date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:04:48 -0400

Experts discuss the effects of trauma on the development of young refugee children, and highlight ways early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs can address this trauma, including practical strategies that child-care providers in Canada are using to support the resiliency of refugee children and families. 

Post date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:09:23 -0400

States are in the midst of designing new policies to hold schools accountable for the education of English Learner (EL) students, as mandated by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This series of fact sheets sketches the characteristics of immigrant and EL students in 25 states, the gaps between their educational outcomes and those of their peers, and the accountability policies each state is developing.

Post date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:01:46 -0400

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America yet the most densely populated. A stagnant economy, high levels of crime and violence, and natural disasters have pushed growing numbers of people to migrate without authorization or seek asylum abroad, mostly in the United States. This article explores historical and contemporary emigration from El Salvador.

Post date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 11:11:59 -0400

A Trump administration “public-charge” rule expected to be unveiled soon could create the potential to significantly reshape family-based legal immigration to the United States—and reduce arrivals from Asia, Latin America, and Africa—by imposing a de facto financial test that 40 percent of the U.S. born themselves would fail, as this commentary explains.

Post date: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 18:18:47 -0400

A book discussion with author Alfredo Corchado and experts on the nature of U.S.-Mexico immigration and the role of Mexican migrants in the United States.

Post date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:10:51 -0400

With the #AbolishICE movement catching fire among some on the left, critics of the Trump administration's immigration policies have seized on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as their main target—even condemning it for actions taken by other agencies. This article explores the evolution of ICE and resistance to it, as well as actions taken by the agency itself that have made its mission even more controversial.

Post date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:36:50 -0400

Even as populist radical-right parties have experienced mixed electoral success, their ideas have gained traction in Europe and the United States. This report analyzes the economic, political, and social factors behind the rise in support for the radical-right agenda, and the impact of this trend on immigration policymaking and the broader political landscape on both sides of the Atlantic.