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BRUSSELS — Amid ongoing, sometimes fraught, debate over the presumed failure of targeted policies to integrate immigrants linguistically, educationally and professionally into communities across western Europe, a quiet policy transformation is taking place. Governments gradually are realising that while immigrant integration policy is essential, particularly for recent arrivals, it is insufficient in the long run to achieve the full educational and economic potential and societal participation of immigrants and citizens with an immigrant background. As a result, as an MPI Europe report explains, policymakers increasingly are turning to the strategy of ‘mainstreaming’ integration—seeking to reach people with a migration background through needs-based social programming and policies that also target the general population. Increasingly, immigrant integration is embedded in a range of mainstream policy areas such as education, employment, housing and social cohesion.
WASHINGTON — Even as the children of immigrants represent a growing share of Georgia’s youth (ages 16-26), the state’s ambitious education reforms often fail to target this group of U.S.-born and foreign-born students—many of whom have lower high school graduation rates and face greater barriers to adult education and public college enrollment, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report finds.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today launched the first in a series of case studies evaluating the labor market trajectories of new immigrants in Europe and their ability to ascend into middle-skilled jobs, examining the incorporation of foreign-born workers in the Czech Republic.
WASHINGTON — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), announced today that Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chair and CEO of the investment firm TLC Beatrice, LLC, veteran non-profit leader and journalist Louis Freedberg and former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner James W. Ziglar have joined the Board of Trustees of MPI, an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today announced the launch of a completely redesigned website for MPI and its online journal, the Migration Information Source. The new website provides a significantly more user-friendly experience with improved navigation, richer visualization of data offerings and the ability to find research, multimedia content and articles by topic, region and other criteria.
Building the New American Community Initiative wraps up 3-year project
WASHINGTON — Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Senior Vice President Michael Fix has been appointed chief executive officer of the independent, non-partisan think tank, which provides analysis, evaluation and thoughtful development of immigration, immigrant integration and refugee policies at U.S. and international levels, MPI President Demetrios G. Papademetriou announced today.
Fix, who joined MPI in 2005 as vice president, most recently was senior vice president and director of studies, as well as co-director of MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.
WASHINGTON – The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy announced today that Neighborhood Development Center (NDC), a Twin Cities-based community development non-profit that seeks to revitalize low-income neighborhoods by empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, is one of four recipients of its 2013 E Pluribus Unum Prizes for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives.
WASHINGTON – The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy announced today that Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, based in the nation’s capital, is one of four recipients of its 2013 E Pluribus Unum Prizes for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives.
WASHINGTON – The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) announced today that Kaiser Permanente is the recipient of its 2013 E Pluribus Unum Prizes’ Corporate Leadership Award for its exceptional dedication to providing linguistically and culturally appropriate health care and its leadership role in encouraging the health-care industry to follow suit.
WASHINGTON – The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy announced today that the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), is one of four recipients of its 2013 E Pluribus Unum Prizes for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives. The national award honors MIRA’s New Americans Integration Institute for its work to help newcomers contribute more fully to the economic, civic and social fabric of the United States.
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy today announced the winners of its 2013 E Pluribus Unum Prizes for exceptional immigrant integration initiatives.
Five years after the onset of the global economic crisis, economic growth and employment remain atop policy agendas in countries worldwide. Policymakers face the challenge of ensuring that workers have the skills and abilities to find productive employment and contribute to growth, innovation and competitiveness in constantly evolving labor markets.
HONOLULU — The Mexican-origin community in Hawaiʻi represents a small but growing population in this multi-ethnic state, rising 165 percent since 1990, according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute, an independent think tank in Washington, DC that analyzes immigration trends and policy in the U.S. and internationally. The report released today presents a unique demographic, socioeconomic and cultural profile of a Mexican-origin population that in many ways has different outcomes than Mexican-origin counterparts in the continental United States.
WASHINGTON — The past decade has seen significant gains in what we know about the linkages between migration and development, including how international migration advances economic, social and political development. Against this backdrop, governments have been engaged in a multilateral conversation on international cooperation on migration, one that will take another step forward in early October with the UN General Assembly’s 2013 High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development.
WASHINGTON – A new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) brief issued today compares major provisions of the comprehensive immigration reform bill approved by the Senate in June with those of individual bills that have been voted on to date in the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees.
WASHINGTON — Foreign-trained professionals often encounter difficulties putting their skills and professional and academic experience to good use in the host-country labor market, particularly in regulated professions. There are a number of reasons why barriers to practicing the profession in which foreign workers are trained can arise, among them differences in education and training, language proficiency or employer resistance to hiring a candidate with unfamiliar qualifications.
WASHINGTON — Young adults who are immigrants or the children of immigrants have a mixed record of success in Washington State, with the performance of many English language learners lagging behind state averages even as the state’s immigrant youth have a relatively high level of college-degree attainment compared to other immigrants nationwide, the Migration Policy Institute reported today.In a new report, Shaping Our Futures: The Educational and Career Success of Washington State’s Immigrant Youth, the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) examines the high school completion, college access and post-secondary success of immigrant youth (ages 16 to 26) in Washington State — where one in four young adults is an immigrant or child of an immigrant. Between 2001 and 2010 the state’s immigrant youth population grew by 51 percent – a far faster rate than the nation as a whole (14 percent).
WASHINGTON – Low-income immigrant children are less likely than their U.S.-born citizen counterparts to see a doctor even when they are insured. Similarly, immigrant adults are less likely to use emergency rooms than low-income natives, a new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) report that examines health care coverage and usage among immigrants and the U.S. born finds.The report, Health Care for Immigrant Families: Current Policies and Issues, finds that low-income immigrant children with private or public health care insurance were significantly less likely to visit a doctor’s office during 2010 than their native-born counterparts – 44 percent versus 69 percent for children with private coverage, and 62 percent versus 71.5 percent for children with public coverage. Overall, whether insured or uninsured, 47 percent of low-income immigrant children reported visiting a doctor’s office during 2010 compared to 69 percent of U.S.-born children.
WASHINGTON — A new Migration Policy Institute (MPI) analysis issued today finds that the legal immigration system proposed under legislation expected to be debated in the Senate next week would retain a strong emphasis on family unification while growing skills-based immigration more than fourfold, contrary to the perception that a new focus on employment-based immigration would come at the expense of family-based immigration.