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Post date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:03:51 -0400

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of immigrant children in the United States face obstacles to obtaining health care, including federal laws that limit their access to comprehensive health insurance and a higher likelihood of being in a low-income household. And even those who meet both income and immigration-status requirements for Medicaid and the companion Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have a higher uninsurance rate, with eligible foreign-born children three times more likely to lack coverage than U.S.-born children in the same income category in 2019.

Post date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:22:58 -0400

BRUSSELS — Barely recovered from disruptions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrant integration service providers and policymakers in Europe and North America have had to quickly respond to the recent displacement from Ukraine and Afghanistan. Even as these integration actors face the challenge of rapidly providing services at a sometimes-unprecedented scale, a new Migration Policy Institute Europe report argues it is important for them to take stock of the lessons that can be learned from the forced shift to online services and innovations that were sparked by the pandemic.

Post date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:15:50 -0400

Climate change is compounding the drivers of displacement and international migration in Afghanistan, which has one of world's largest populations of internally displaced persons (IDPs). This article examines the climate and environmental linkages to displacement and migration, as well as the policy approaches taken by the Taliban and predecessor governments, particularly as they relate to water resources management.

Post date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:40:31 -0400

This MPI Europe webinar examines how referral mechanisms can be designed so that returnees receive the core services they need, while also ensuring support is embedded within the local community. 

Post date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:43:39 -0400

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program help many children in low-income families access health care. But under federal rules, hundreds of thousands of children are ineligible due to immigration status. This brief presents U.S. and state-level estimates of immigrant children who are eligible for and participate in these programs and considers the impact of state policies that expand access to public health insurance.

Post date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:53:13 -0400

Este seminario web, que presenta el lanzamiento de un informe, examina el potencial de Canadá, México y Costa Rica para expandir los programas de trabajadores temporales para los centroamericanos, ofreciendo un medio importante para convertir algunos flujos irregulares en flujos legales.

Post date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:54:58 -0400

On this webinar, speakers discuss the main challenges faced by countries of origin and destination in ensuring mutual benefits through labor migration and strategies moving forward related to migration and development in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. 

Post date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:25:46 -0400

The pandemic and its economic fallout have created a perfect storm for immigrant integration, challenging the well-being and livelihoods of many migrants and refugees in Europe and North America while upending governments’ usual policy toolbox. This report looks at how policymakers and civil society have innovated, and what lessons can be gleaned to strengthen immigrant integration governance going forward.

Post date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:49:19 -0400

BRUSSELS —As policymakers and practitioners increasingly recognize the diversity of returnee needs and the benefits of individually tailoring reintegration support, the potential exists to improve outcomes by better connecting assistance with local public services, community initiatives and development programs.

Post date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:58:16 -0400

Although European programs to support returning migrants’ reintegration into the communities where they settle have expanded and improved in recent years, returning—at times after years away—is never easy. This policy brief looks at how reintegration programs can adapt the assistance they provide to the local context and connect returnees with longer-term support through referrals, and what it takes to make these referrals successful.

Post date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:57:04 -0400

While the pandemic has given a boost to efforts to water down or limit end-of-year state assessments of students in K-12, this commentary notes the importance of testing to drive equity for the nation's 5 million English Learners and ensure that they are not overlooked or that resources and support services are misdirected from where they are needed.

Post date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 18:05:54 -0400

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has vastly accelerated a shift toward remote work that has been ongoing for decades. As countless workers worldwide stopped coming into the office, many began working from home, with some “digital nomads” moving to work remotely in another country. But most immigration systems are poorly equipped to deal with remote work arrangements, whether admitting foreign workers who may end up working partly or fully remotely for a local employer or permitting digital nomads to visit and work remotely for an employer in another country.

Post date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:14:51 -0400

Before Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 displaced millions, the United States was home to nearly 355,000 Ukrainians. While most displaced Ukrainians have remained in neighboring countries, small numbers have come to the United States. This article examines the pre-invasion Ukrainian immigrant population in the United States—its history, sociodemographic characteristics, modes of arrival, and more.

Post date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:07:41 -0400

The number of people who work from home or another location other than a traditional office has been growing for decades, but the pandemic has accelerated this shift—with important implications for immigration policy. This report examines trends in remote work, challenges digital nomads and employers face when navigating immigration systems, and opportunities to adapt immigration policies to keep pace with changes in the world of work.

Post date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:49:09 -0400

The presidents of Colombia and Ecuador speak at this high-level event held on the sidelines of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, focusing on the critical need for succcessful integration of Venezuelans in the Americas.

Post date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:26:54 -0400

On the sidelines of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, this event co-sponsored by MPI examines tools and concrete actions taken on regional migration governance, best practices and lessons learned, and the role of regional mechanisms to respond to migration and forced displacement.

Post date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:08:45 -0400

This webcast presents research findings on temporary employment pathways for Central American migrants in Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Speakers offer an analysis of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada, the Border Worker Visa in Mexico, and Costa Rica’s Binational Agreement with Nicaragua, providing recommendations to improve these pathways and promote safe, orderly, and regular migration.

Post date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:37:01 -0400

La Declaración de Los Ángeles sobre Migración y Protección, firmada por los líderes de los países del hemisferio occidental al concluirse la Cumbre de las Américas, supone un importante paso progresivo en la creación de un lenguaje común y un coherente conjunto de ideas para gestionar, de forma cooperativa, los flujos migratorios en las Américas, una región que ha sido testigo de una gran movilidad en años recientes.

Post date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 16:04:12 -0400

The adoption of immigration measures by state and local governments can affect the sense of belonging not just for immigrants but also for the U.S. born, with impacts on individuals’ wellbeing, their engagement with others, and political participation. As the number of subfederal immigration measures has proliferated in recent years, research suggests this growth could have wider-ranging repercussions than commonly understood.