1. Discussion on Ways to Make the U.S. Immigration System Better Meet U.S. Labor Market Needs


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    This Migration Policy Institute event marks the release of the book, "Immigrants, in a Changing Labor Market," with a discussion on how to make the U.S. immigration system more effective in meeting labor market needs. The discussion features Jason Furman, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council; Georgetown Professor Harry Holzer, who was chief economist at the U.S. Labor Department; and the book’s editors, MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix, President Demetrios Papademetriou, and Senior Policy Analyst Madeleine Sumption. The panelists discuss immigration at high-, middle-, and low-skill levels, current and proposed policy, how to measure labor shortages, and the flexibility that should be built into the U.S. immigration system. For more on MPI’s Labor Markets Initiative, visit, www.migrationpolicy.org/lmi Purchase a copy of the book at http://www.migrationpolicy.org/bookstore/labormarkets.php

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    • Why we joined IDC


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      Five member organisations share reasons why they joined the International Detention Coalition.

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      • Views On The News: Immigration


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        In this thought-provoking programme, volunteers consider the arguments for and against open borders and ask whether there is a generation gap on attitudes towards immigration. Being positive about immigration we learn, has become a badge of moral superiority and is used to admonish a supposedly bigoted white working class for being anti-immigrant and work shy. This is not a by-product of immigration to the UK but a result of its use by an elite who consider the masses in need of behaviour modification and migrants in need of strict control. Without open borders, Saleha Ali argues we cannot claim we have freedom.

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        • (IN)VISIBLE CITIES - 30 sec. teaser


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          follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Invisible-Cities/429454673809162 (IN)VISIBLE CITIES Social and urban inclusion of African migrants BY NGALULA BEATRICE KABUTAKAPUA – ANGELO GIANPAOLO BUCCI Twelve cities. Twelve urban spaces laying undiscovered. Twelve media tools to spread untold stories like never before. (IN)VISIBLE CITIES chases the daily life of migrants around the world who have only one thing in common: when the day is over they all go to find shelter among people coming from Sub-Saharan Africa like themselves do. It almost seems like they are commuting from one city to another one inside it. “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien (IN)VISIBLE CITIES is a long term investigation into the life of African migrants in twelve different cities all over the world. It’s an attempt to look with a virgin yet empathetic eye into the existence of migrants who settled in a foreign country but are isolated in an urban area or ethnic enclave. The main core of (IN)VISIBLE CITIES is an extensive research across 12 cities: Cardiff, Brisbane, Naples, Oslo, Los Angeles, Brussels, Istanbul, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Quibdò, Cape Town. These are the places where urban isolation is more evident and where the life of African migrants will be put under a spotlight, through video footage, interviews and photographs. (IN)VISIBLE CITIES was conceived after observing the cities of Cardiff and Brussels, where Sub-Saharan African communities are living in isolated areas. Somewhat to research her ethnical roots, an Italo-Congolese journalist transformed the observation in a biennial journalistic investigation, officially started in Oslo, where migrants are living in an isolated quarter, yet within two steps from the city centre. The encounter between a filmmaker and a journalist transformed (IN)VISIBLE CITIES in an ambitious multimedia project aiming to produce: 12 articles, 12 video promos, 12 medium-length documentaries and an interactive website. The rich material gathered thanks to (IN)VISIBLE CITIES will then be collected in a book, a DVD and a long feature film for theatrical release. “Each of us, inhabitants of the planet, is otherness for someone else. I am for them, they are for me.” Ryszard Kapuściński. (IN)VISIBLE CITIES will reveal there is a substantial difference between ethnic enclaves all over the world. The differences are as many as the reasons why migrants are living in isolated urban areas internal to a main city. (IN)VISIBLE CITIES will be looking at migrants from a privileged perspective: theirs. In the long run (IN)VISIBLE CITIES aims to facilitate the social inclusion of African migrants. On the one hand it offers 12 different social models from where each country can learn from. On the other hand, it addresses the stereotypical idea that migrants have a negative impact on the territory.

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          • La Spagnola (The Spanish Woman) trailer


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            1960s Australia. Lola a beautiful Spanish woman, is defiantly serving chorizos in a land of roast lamb and beer. A comedy of sex, love and survival in the outback with plenty of Mediterranean temper - 'Love doesn't feed you’. WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT LA SPAGNOLA (The Spanish Woman) - “Risky, brave and ultimately moving.” Empire “… a must-see.“ MovieFix “La Spagnola is Marceli’s tour de force…. She manages to become the rarest of cinematic visions — a female character who owns herself (her beauty, her space, her triumphs and tragedies),…” THE TIMES London Film of the week “darkly thwarted sensuality… an original piece of work.” Guardian UK “Lola Marceli is FABULOUS…the entire cast is TERRIFIC … it sizzles with imaginative craft and filmmaking.” Urban Cinefile “ …a biting black comedy...richly rewarding…” The Daily Telegraph “…BOY, DOES IT VIBRATE WITH LIFE…It’s harsh, funny, vulgar, shocking and unsentimental…” Sydney Morning Herald “The most wicked and enchantingly sexy culinary scenes ever filmed.” Jane Campion “…witty and wonderful…” Courier Mail “…one of the boldest ever produced in this country…Lola Marceli is outstanding…Alice Ansara is simply brilliant…” Sunday Mail AWARDS *Won 3 International Film Audience Awards as best film at; LAS PALMAS (Spain), NASHVILLE (U.S.A) and MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG (Germany). * Was Australia's official entry in the Foreign Language Film Category in the 2002 Academy Awards. BUY 'La Spagnola (The Spanish Woman)' at: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/1725 All revenue from VOD goes directly to the filmmakers at Wild Strawberries. Thank you. www.wildstrawfilms.com

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            • Mineurs à la frontière


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              Ils ne sont pas une exception. Des gamins de treize à dix-huit ans qui arrivent au Maroc seuls ou avec leurs frères ou cousins plus grands. Ils fuient la pauvreté, sans parents ou familles qui puissent les aider, ils rêvent de la même chose que les autres –: arriver en Europe, jouer au football (les rêves restent des rêves), poursuivre leurs études, avoir un travail. Comme le reste des migrants, ils vivent à l’intempérie et leur survie dépend de la charité des marocains.

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              • EN ATTENDANT L’ENVOL


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                On retrouve à Nador deux populations migratoires différentes. Les migrants qui choisissent la voie maritime et vivent sur les montagnes qui surplombent la ville, et ceux qui habitent sur le mont Gourougou. Ceux-là, sans argent qui pourrait les rendre attrayants aux yeux des réseaux de trafic d’êtres humains dignes de ce nom, n’esperent qu’une chose : que la prochaine tentative pour sauter par-dessus la clôture de Melilla soit la bonee. Pour plus d'information visitez; www.bloquesaumaroc.org

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                • New Voices: 25th Anniversary of Praxis


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                  The charity Praxis celebrated its 25th anniversary in Bethnal Green Park, London, during Refugee Week. Praxis works to support vulnerable migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking. It seeks to address the fundamental human rights of new migrants.

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                  • Trailer 17, Carnot Street


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                    'Once beloved as a fabled film theatre bringing international stars and dream-like escapist stories to local audiences, nowadays a temporary stop for new migrants, gathered between two cultures, in search of a new identity. 17, Carnot Street zooms in on three migrant families and their stories about a physical and mental journey in a glamour-faded microcosm.' 17, Carnotstreet will be my second feature documentary, a film on how migration affects on's personality. In the ongoing debate on migration, identity and integration, migrants are always subject for discussion, but seldom take part in the discussion. Why not go back to basics, I thought, and ask migrants how a (forced) move from one society into another affects their (self) image and (self) esteem. 17, Carnot Street is about their story, their lives, their thoughts, fears and dreams.

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                    • Göçmenler / Migrants


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                      Umuda Yolculuk!

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