1. The Role of National Governments in Promoting Immigrant Integration

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    Migration Policy Institute (MPI) President Demetrios G. Papademetriou (00:00:06) 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 (00:35:02); Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Department of Homeland Security (00:28:44 and 00:54:55); Jasenko Selimovic, State Secretary to the Minister for Integration in Sweden (00:09:52); and Peter Sylvester, Associate Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (00:18:15). For immigrant integration resources from MPI, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/integration. For international migration resources, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/transatlantic.

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    • Bleak Picture or Steady Progress? Labour Market Outcomes of New Arrivals in Europe

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      This panel discussion opens the day-long conference, "Better Work for Immigrants: Tackling Joblessness and Stunted Progression in the European Union," held in Brussels and organized by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe in collaboration with the International Labour Office (ILO) and the European Commission. The event concludes an MPI-ILO research project, funded by the European Commission, that examines employment prospects of foreign-born workers and the effectiveness of integration and workforce development policies in helping foreign-born workers overcome barriers and move up into middle-skilled positions in six case study countries: the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Read reports from the series here: http://migrationpolicy.org/programs/labor-market-integration-new-arrivals-europe

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      • Young Children of Black Immigrants in America

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        Capping a two-year research initiative on young children in Black immigrant families from Africa and the Caribbean, this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) book launch and discussion in December 2012 features research contained in Young Children of Black Immigrants in America: Changing Flows, Changing Faces. The discussion, moderated by MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix (book co-editor), features researchers Kevin Thomas (book co-author) of Penn State University, Randy Capps of MPI (book co-editor), Dylan Patricia Conger (book co-author) of George Washington University, and Gerald Jaynes of Yale University. Ajay Chaudry, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy in the US Department of Health and Human Services, offers a policy perspective on the research. For more on the research initiative and to buy the book, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/cbi.

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        • Immigration Reform on a State and Local Level

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          As federal immigration legislation continues to languish, state and municipal governments across the country are forging ahead and taking decisive action to integrate immigrants into their communities. This panel from the 11th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference—organized in October 2014 by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., the Center for Migration Studies, and Georgetown University Law Center—examines different approaches to advancing immigrant laws and policies at the state and local levels. Panelists discuss recent measures adopted by city and state governments to expand immigrants’ access to education and health care, limit local involvement in immigration enforcement, and enhance immigrants’ ability to participate in civic life and revitalize local economies. The panelists are: Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; the Hon. Ricardo Lara, Senator, 33rd District, California State Senate; and Steve Tobocman, Director, Global Detroit. The conversation is moderated by Jeanne M. Atkinson, Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. For more on the conference, visit: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/11th-annual-immigration-law-and-policy-conference.

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          • Where Next? The Future of Integration Policy in Europe

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            This is the third and final panel from the day-long conference, "Better Work for Immigrants: Tackling Joblessness and Stunted Progression in the European Union," held in Brussels and organized by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe in collaboration with the International Labour Office (ILO) and the European Commission. The event concludes an MPI-ILO research project, funded by the European Commission, that examines employment prospects of foreign-born workers and the effectiveness of integration and workforce development policies in helping foreign-born workers overcome barriers and move up into middle-skilled positions in six case study countries: the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Read reports from the series here: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/labor-market-integration-new-arrivals-europe

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            • Can Training Get Migrants into Middle-Skilled Jobs? Working More Effectively with Social Partners and Civil Society

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              This is the second panel from the day-long conference, "Better Work for Immigrants: Tackling Joblessness and Stunted Progression in the European Union," held in Brussels and organized by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe in collaboration with the International Labour Office (ILO) and the European Commission. The event concludes an MPI-ILO research project, funded by the European Commission, that examines employment prospects of foreign-born workers and the effectiveness of integration and workforce development policies in helping foreign-born workers overcome barriers and move up into middle-skilled positions in six case study countries: the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Read reports from the series here: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/labor-market-integration-new-arrivals-europe

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              • Migration Policy Institute 2012 E Pluribus Unum Prize Awardees Discuss Immigrant Integration

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                The winners of the Migration Policy Institute's 2012 E Pluribus Unum Prizes, honoring exceptional immigrant integration work happening in the United States, discussed their initiatives during a plenary luncheon on September 24, 2012 at the National Immigrant Integration Conference held in Baltimore, MD. During a Q&A with MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix, leaders with ACCESS (the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services), Building Skills Partnership, Californians Together, and Citi Community Development discussed key aspects of their work. At discussion's end, the winners received their E Pluribus Unum Prizes from Brad Davidson, a trustee of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, which generously funds the prizes program. www.integrationawards.org

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                • Lessons from DACA’s Implementation and its Impact on Education and Training

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                  Given the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program’s unique position at the convergence of the immigration and education fields, the Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy has sought to capture the ways in which local educational institutions, legal service providers, and youth advocates have responded to DACA’s first phase. In this webinar, authors of the report Lessons from the "Local Level: DACA's Implementation and Impact on Education and Training Success" discuss key challenges facing legal service providers and educators serving DACA youth, along with lessons for new and ongoing efforts seeking to support the implementation of the DACA and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents programs. Read the report here: http://migrationpolicy.org/research/lessons-local-level-dacas-implementation-and-impact-education-and-training-success

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                  • Sharing Responsibility for Immigrant Integration: A Discussion with MPI’s 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prize Winners

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                    The winners of the Migration Policy Institute’s 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prizes honoring exceptional immigrant integration initiatives discuss immigrant integration and the shared responsibility at the federal, state, and local level to ensure that immigrants become full participants in the economic and civic life of the United States. The discussion, which took place on May 18, 2011 before the E Pluribus Unum awards ceremony opened with brief comments from Margie McHugh, Co-Director of MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (00:00:05). The panel was moderated by MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix, who is Co-Director of the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (00:04:12). Speaking on the panel are the 2011 Prize winners: Bernardo Ramirez, Executive Director, Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City (00:11:09); Bob Montgomery, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee in San Diego (00:14:48); Patience Lehrman, Director, Temple University Intergenerational Center’s Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders) (00:18:42); José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Founder and Director, Welcome Back Initiative (00:23:06); M. Andy Chaves, Corporate Senior Manager, Marriott International (00:27:22).

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                    • Panel 1: The Federal Role in Immigrant Integration: Too Little, Too Much, or Just Right?

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                      Suzette Brooks Masters, Immigration Program Specialist at the J.M. Kaplan Fund, opens the discussion on adult literacy/ESL instruction, workforce preparation, and community financial services fields, where federal policy and funding appropriately support immigrant integration goals. Margie McHugh, Co-Director of MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, leads a discussion with the 2010 E Pluribus Unum Prizes awardees.

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