A breakfast briefing discussing the transformation of the ASEAN region into a single market and production base, including the steps that can be taken towards fuller labor mobility for high-skilled migrants.
A discussion on detailed new MPI national and state estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population and key sociodemographic characteristics, as well as upcoming policy and political developments at executive and legislative levels.
A discussion on the extraordinary boom in investor immigration. From the rapidly expanding EB-5 visa in the United States to Malta’s controversial “cash for citizenship” policy and a host of programs across Europe and the Caribbean, governments are increasingly offering residence rights or citizenship to wealthy individuals in return for a significant economic investment.
This day-long conference in Brussels, co-sponsored by the International Labour Office and the European Commision’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, focuses on the dynamics by which migrants get stuck in low-skilled work, and the role of training and employment services in helping them progress in their occupations.
A briefing by Stefano Severe, the UNHCR Representative in Chad, and Peter de Clercq, the UNHCR Representative in Sudan, on the latest developments and challenges concerning refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the region. Moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI's Refugee Policy Program.
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the Migration Policy Institute hosted a discussion on the effects of English-only policies on English language learners, with book author Patricia Gándara, Megan Hopkins, UCLA; Diane August, Center for Applied Linguistics; Daniel Losen, UCLA Civil Rights Project; Roberto J. Rodríguez, The White House Domestic Policy Council; and Michael Fix, MPI.
Public Policy Institute of California researchers Magnus Lofstrom and Laura Hill discuss their research examining the potential labor market outcomes and other possible economic effects of a legalization program. The discussion was moderated by Doris Meissner, MPI Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program, with comments from MPI Senior Policy Analyst Randy Capps and Sherrie A. Kossoudji, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, University of Michigan.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas details his agenda for his agency, and discusses E-Verify, fees, the transformation initiative, processing of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, and other top priorities for USCIS.
Briefing with Representative James McGovern (MA), Representative Anh "Joseph" Cao (LA); UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Director, MPI Refugee Policy Program; Vice President, U.S. Programs, International Rescue Committee; and Senior Counsel, Office of Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.