1. Cross-Cutting Needs and Opportunities: Language Access, Funding, Multi-Level Partnerships, and Planning for the Long Term

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    This Migration Policy Institute webinar, the final in a series on the development of the National Integration Plan by the newly-formed White House Task Force on New Americans, addresses cross-cutting topics (across agencies and across different levels of government) raised by a number of key stakeholders in their input to the task force. Speakers Margie McHugh of MPI, Charles Kamasaki of the National Council of La Raza, Nisha Agarwal of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs in New York City, and Cuc Vu of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs in Seattle discuss suggestions for greater leadership by the federal government in efforts to meet state and local language access needs, possible designs for a national Integration Success Fund, and building new partnerships between federal agencies and local governments to effectively address integration needs. The webinar also covers recommendations for creating a robust framework of integration goals and indicators to guide the work of each agency participating in the task force.

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    • Integration Challenges and Opportunities in the Economic Development and Refugee Resettlement Arenas

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      This Migration Policy Institute webinar addresses two distinct, significant areas—economic development and refugee resettlement—that were a focus of robust discussion in recommendations submitted by a number of leading organizations and networks to the White House Task Force on New Americans. During the webinar, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Annie Wilson shares thoughts on how to better support the integration of refugees and the refugee resettlement process, Global Detroit Director Steve Tobocman talks about the WE Global Network and recommendations for the task force in the areas of international student retention, immigrant entrepreneurship, and rural economic development, and MPI’s Margie McHugh discusses recommendations on education and training, language access, and late-arriving immigrant and refugee students. For more on the White House Task Force on New Americans, click here: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/nciip-task-force-new-americans-white-house

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      • Adult Education, English and Skills Training: Opportunities for Action and Investment in the Most Vital Integration Services

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        In this Migration Policy Institute webinar, part of a series exploring issues likely to be addressed by the new National Integration Plan, speakers examine the role of adult education and English language and skills training in the immigrant integration process. Margie McHugh, Director of MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, and representatives from the National Partnership for New Americans and the National Skills Coalition discuss their recommendations to the White House Task Force on New Americans, covering topics such as: - meeting the particular needs of parents of young children and immigrants in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce; - ensuring equitable access to services for those with low levels of underlying education; - meeting the unique needs of those who received advanced education or training overseas; - and ideas for ensuring more generally that implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the increasing emphasis on postsecondary transition and career pathways results in improved, rather than reduced, access to needed education and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees. For more information, visit http://migrationpolicy.org/events/adult-education-english-and-skills-training-opportunities-action-and-investment-most-vital

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        • The Skills of Immigrants: What PIAAC Tells Us

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          This Migration Policy Institute event marks the launch of the report "Through an Immigrant Lens: PIAAC Assessment of the Competencies of Adults in the United States," which uses data from the 2012 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to describe the literacy, numeracy, and computer skills of adults in the United States, including both immigrants and the native born. Report authors Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix of MPI present their findings and discuss what their analysis reveals about the literacy of the first- and second-generation immigrant population in the United States, the U.S. education and workforce training system, and the implications for the future of the U.S. labor market and its role in the global economy. Panelists Demetra Smith Nightingale of the U.S. Department of Labor and Andy Van Kleunen of the National Skills Coalition present commentaries setting the results in the context of the United States workforce and education policies. Finally, MPI’s Demetrios G. Papademetriou sets the results in the global context. To read the report, click here: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/through-immigrant-lens-piaac-assessment-competencies-adults-united-states

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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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            • 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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                  • 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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                    • 2014 Immigrant Integration Summit: Patience Lehrman

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                      Keynote Speech by Patience Lehrman, M.Ed., M.B.A. at the 2014 Immigrant Integration Summit, hosted by the Building Integrated Communities program of the Latino Migration Project (http://migration.unc.edu/programs/bic/). In this speech, Lehrman shares her personal story of moving to the United States from Cameroon, West Africa; securing her first job as a teacher in Washington State; and later running for Philadelphia School Board. Lehrman speaks of a larger vision for immigrant integration work, including the importance of nurturing existing, organic, and less formal community interactions (what Lehrman refers to as “small i” work) as much as larger policy and legislative efforts (“big I” work). Lehrman currently serves as Special Assistant to the Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Community Affairs at the College of Education at Temple University. She has also served as the National Director of Project SHINE, an immigrant integration initiative headquartered at Temple University with partners in 16 communities across the country. Lehrman is a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award in the United States. The Latino Migration Project is a collaborative program of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Global Initiatives at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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