A breakfast briefing discussing the transformation of the ASEAN region into a single market and production base, including the steps that can be taken towards fuller labor mobility for high-skilled migrants.
A discussion on detailed new MPI national and state estimates of the unauthorized immigrant population and key sociodemographic characteristics, as well as upcoming policy and political developments at executive and legislative levels.
A discussion on the extraordinary boom in investor immigration. From the rapidly expanding EB-5 visa in the United States to Malta’s controversial “cash for citizenship” policy and a host of programs across Europe and the Caribbean, governments are increasingly offering residence rights or citizenship to wealthy individuals in return for a significant economic investment.
This day-long conference in Brussels, co-sponsored by the International Labour Office and the European Commision’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, focuses on the dynamics by which migrants get stuck in low-skilled work, and the role of training and employment services in helping them progress in their occupations.
Briefing and discussion of the release of the latest paper by MPI's Labor Markets Initiative. Speakers are report author Giovanni Peri, UC Davis Professor of Economics; Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute; and Demetrios G. Papademetriou, MPI President.
MPI report release with the Labor Attaché of the Philippines Embassy in Washington; Director of the Human Development Report Office, UN Development Program (TBC); and MPI's Kathleen Newland and Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias.
A discussion on possible reforms to the immigration adjudication system and the recent report on the topic by the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration. The event was moderated by MPI Vice President for Programs Donald Kerwin, and the panelists were: Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Karen T. Grisez, Chair, ABA Commission on Immigration; and Lawrence A. Schneider, Senior Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, who led the ABA report research team.
Winners of the 2nd annual E Pluribus Unum Prizes awarded to exceptional immigrant integration initiatives by MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy are the Illinois New Americans Integration Initiative; the Latino Community Credit Union in Durham, NC; Tacoma Community House in Tacoma, WA; and Upwardly Global in San Francisco, CA. McDonald's Corp. of Oak Brook, IL, received the sole honorable mention. The Prizes seek to reward exemplary efforts that uphold and update the ideal of "out of many, one" and inspire others to take on the important work of helping immigrants and their children join the mainstream of U.S. society as well as build stronger ties between immigrants and the native-born. Award winners were honored at the second annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2010. Watch highlights of the ceremony here.
Book release with Susan Ginsburg, MPI Nonresident Fellow and former Senior Counsel, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (9/11 Commission); Michael German, Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy, American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office; Luis Rubio, President, CIDAC (Center of Research for Development) and instructor at Mexico's intelligence agency school; and Donald M. Kerwin, Jr., MPI Vice President for Programs.