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The Role of National Governments in Promoting Immigrant Integration

Posted in US Immigration Policy, Immigrant Integration, International Migration, European Migration by Migration Policy Institute on May 23rd, 2012

MPI Event Photo-Role of Immigrant Integration in GovernmentsMigration Policy Institute (MPI) President Demetrios G. Papademetriou leads a discussion on the complexities of managing an effective immigrant integration system and creating policies and initiatives that support the success of immigrants and their families in their new host societies. Discussants include Rosario Farmhouse, High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue in Portugal; Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Department of Homeland Security; Jasenko Selimovic, State Secretary to the Minister for Integration in Sweden; and Peter Sylvester, Associate Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

For immigrant integration resources from MPI, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/integration. For international migration resources, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic.

Rethinking European Identity in the Age of Immigration and Official Launch of MPI Europe

Posted in International Migration, European Migration by Migration Policy Institute on February 27th, 2012

TCM Nov. 2011 Council StatementThis panel discussion in Brussels, upon the official launch of Migration Policy Institute Europe, explores what is driving societal discontent in Europe, the role immigration plays in this, and why there is a growing perception that immigrant integration efforts are failing. The Migration Policy Institute has been active in the European immigration debate for nearly a decade. In recognition of MPI's ever closer engagement with immigration policymakers and stakeholders in Europe, MPI Europe has been established in Brussels as a nonprofit research institute dedicated to the promotion of a better understanding of migration in Europe. Moderating the discussion is Elizabeth Collett, Director, MPI Europe. Panelists are Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs; Charles Clarke, former UK Home Secretary and Member of MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration; Demetrios Papademetriou, President of MPI and MPI Europe; and Patrick Simon, Director of Research for Institut National d'Etudes Demographíques (INED).

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Read MPI’s related reports:

Multiculturalism: Success, Failure, and the Future By Will Kymlicka

The Role of the State in Cultural Integration: Trends, Challenges, and Ways Ahead By Christian Joppke

The Centrality of Employment in Immigrant Integration in Europe By Randall Hansen

Rethinking National Identity in the Age of Migration By Demetrios G. Papademetriou

Migration and Great Recession: The Transatlantic Experience

Posted in US Immigration Policy, International Migration, European Migration by Migration Policy Institute on June 13th, 2011

Migration and the Great Recession Event PictureThis Migration Policy Institute event was held to discuss the release of a new Migration Policy Institute book, Migration and the Great Recession: The Transatlantic Experience, which reviews how the financial and economic crisis of the late 2000s marked a sudden and dramatic interruption in international migration trends, and the effects of the economic turmoil on immigrant workers in major immigrant-receiving countries in Europe as well as the United States. Among the questions posed during the discussion: What will be the legacy of the crisis for immigrant workers and their families in coming years? How have the impacts of the recession on immigrant workers themselves, and responses of publics and politicians, differed on both sides of the Atlantic? Speakers are: volume editors Demetrios Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Aaron Terrazas, of MPI; Chad Stone, Chief Economist, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Gallya Lahav, Associate Professor of Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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The Final Arbiters: When Immigration Policies Come Before the Courts

Posted in US Immigration Policy, European Migration by Migration Policy Institute on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011Plenary1This panel discusses the prospects and possible outcomes of litigation involving some critical issues in the current political debate: challenges to the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship, right of basic public education under Plyler v Doe, and the extent to which states and localities can enact laws affecting the foreign born. Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s Office at the NYU Law School, opens the panel discussion, followed by Omar Jadwat from ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. Also on the panel are former Department of Homeland Security Deputy General Counsel David A. Martin, who is Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia’s Law School, and Michael Wishnie, Clinical Professor at Yale Law School.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

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.

The Politics of Citizenship in Europe in an Era of Integration Challenges

Posted in US Immigration Policy, International Migration, European Migration by Migration Policy Institute on January 12th, 2010

https://secure.migrationpolicy.org/images/howard%20book.jpgA book discussion with Marc Morjé Howard, Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, President, MPI. In his book, The Politics of Citizenship in Europe, Marc Morjé Howard explores the citizenship process in different European countries and how it impacts immigrant integration.

Talent, Competitiveness, and Migration

Posted in Labor Migration, International Migration, European Migration by Migration Policy Institute on October 28th, 2009

TCMTalentBookImg Book release and discussion with Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President; Michael S. Teitelbaum, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Carl Haub, Senior Demographer and Conrad Taeuber Chair of Public Information, Population Reference Bureau; and Joseph J. Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development. Purchase Book: US orders | International orders

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