Citizenship & Civic Engagement
Investor visa programs have become popular for countries seeking to attract foreign investment and stimulate economic growth. But how exactly do these programs work, and what are the potential benefits and drawbacks? MPI’s Kate Hooper speaks with Madeleine Sumption, the director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, about the range of investment visa programs, applicants’ motives, and more.
Prospects for a U.S. Legalization Program and the Unauthorized Immigrant Groups that Could Factor in the Debate
Following President Biden's call on Congress to enact a sweeping immigration proposal that offers most unauthorized immigrants a pathway to citizenship, this discussion examines the prospects for any legislative efforts at immigration reform, what bipartisan support might develop, and the various legalization policy options.
This year’s Immigration Law and Policy Conference examines the immigration policy agenda under the Trump administration, including changes in the asylum system; the vast societal upheaval brought on by COVID-19 and the rising racial justice movement; what the future of U.S. immigration may look like; and many other topics related to U.S. immigration policy.
Marking the launch of a report on changed USCIS procedures that appear to be adding hurdles to the citizenship process, this discussion featuring a former USCIS Director also examines the effects that the pandemic-related shutdown and a possible furlough of two-thirds of USCIS staff could have on the ability of would-be Americans to take the oath of citizenship.
Building the Foundations for Inclusion: What Does the Future Hold for Immigrant Integration in Europe?
This meeting highlighted lessons from MPI Europe’s flagship Integration Futures initiative, which seeks to develop creative and strategic approaches to addressing today’s most difficult and pressing integration challenges—and to better plan for those around the corner.
USCIS Budget Implosion Owes to Far More than the Pandemic
USCIS Fee Increase Proposed Rule Could Represent the Latest Step in Reshaping Immigration to United States
Legalization for DREAMers: A Realistic Appraisal of Potential Chain Migration
The Dutch Elections: How to Lose and Still Shape the Direction of a Country—and Possibly a Continent?
Danger Ahead for Aspiring Citizens as New Federal Workforce Law Is Implemented
Repealing Birthright Citizenship: The Unintended Consequences
Valuing Citizenship: A Commodity or an Identity?