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Colombian Refugees in Panama and Ecuador

Posted in Refugees, IDPs, and Humanitarian Response by Migration Policy Institute on March 23rd, 2011

MPI Colombian Refugee EventAt this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) event, representatives from refugee groups who made a November 2010 trip to Panama and Ecuador present their findings and discuss their report, Living on the Edge: Colombian Refugees in Panama and Ecuador. The speakers are: Shaina Aber, Associate Advocacy Director for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA; and Melanie Nezer, Senior Director for US Policy and Advocacy at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Commenting is Andrea Lari, Regional Director at Refugees International. The event is moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of MPI’s Migrants, Migration, and Development, and Refugee Policy Programs.

Watch the event here.

Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act

Posted in US Immigration Policy, Mobility and Security by Migration Policy Institute on March 18th, 2011

Migration Policy Institute Event on Arizona Immigration Act 2007, Marc Rosenblum et al.At this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) event, Public Policy Institute of California researchers Magnus Lofstrom and Sarah Bohn discuss their new PPIC report, Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act. Bruce A. Morrison, who served as Chairman of the House immigration subcommittee during his tenure in Congress as a representative from Connecticut and was also a member of the US Commission on Immigration Reform, provides comments on the report. The event is moderated by MPI Senior Policy Analyst Marc Rosenblum.

Watch video of the event here.

Six Steps to Fix the US Immigration System: What Can the Administration Do?

Posted in US Immigration Policy, Immigrant Integration, Labor Migration, Mobility and Security by Migration Policy Institute on March 14th, 2011

AdministrativeFixesImmigration.jpgAt this event, MPI releases a new report, Executive Action on Immigration: Six Ways to Make the System Work Better, that outlines recommendations for executive actions that the administration can implement to improve the immigration system. Here to discuss their report are the authors: Donald Kerwin, MPI Vice President for Programs; Doris Meissner, Director, US Immigration Policy Program at MPI; and Margie McHugh, Co-Director of MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. Joining the discussion are: Eva Millona, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, and Juan P. Osuna, Acting Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the US Department of Justice.

Immigrant Integration in Europe in a Time of Austerity

Posted in Immigrant Integration, European Migration by Migration Policy Institute on March 9th, 2011

This panel discussion in London, supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, brought together experts from the worlds of policy and academia to take stock of the impact of the financial crisis on immigration and integration. The event also featured the release of two publications by the Migration Policy Institute’s Transatlantic Council on Migration: The book, Prioritizing Integration, which takes stock of the fallout from the economic slowdown on immigration in Europe and the United States; and the report, Immigrant Integration in a Time of Austerity, which examines the actions some European governments are taking with respect to immigrant integration programs. Details on both publications can be found here. The discussion begins with Barrow Cadbury Trust Chief Executive Sara Llewellin; other participants are MPI President Demetrios Papademetriou; UK Equality and Human Rights Commission Chair Trevor Philips; Nicolas Marugan Zalba, Director of the Spanish Observatory on Racism and Xenophobia, Ministry of Labour and Immigration, Spain; and Transatlantic Council Senior Advisor Elizabeth Collett.


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