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Uneven Progress: The Employment Pathways of Skilled Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix with Peter A. Creticos
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Oct

More than 1.3 million college-educated immigrants in the United States are unemployed or working in unskilled jobs because they are unable to make full use of their academic and professional credentials, MPI reports in the first assessment yet of the scope of the "brain waste" problem.

This report analyzes and offers possible solutions for the credentialing and language-barrier hurdles that deprive the US economy of a rich source of human capital at a time of increasing competition globally for skilled talent. 

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Harnessing the Advantages of Immigration for a 21st-Century Economy

Report Author: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Doris Meissner, Marc R. Rosenblum and Madeleine Sumption
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 May

The U.S. immigration system neither meets labor market needs efficiently nor minds the interests of U.S. workers with particular success. It has yet to devise a way that uses immigration to promote U.S. economic growth and competitiveness well.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Aligning Temporary Immigration Visas with US Labor Market Needs: The Case for Provisional Visas

Report Author: 
Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Doris Meissner, Marc R. Rosenblum and Madeleine Sumption
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jul

 

Reform of a rigid employment-based visa system that is out of sync with the needs of employers, the U.S. economy, U.S. society and immigrants must all be part of effective comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Protection through Integration: The Mexican Government's Efforts to Aid Migrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Laureen Laglagaron
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

Immigrant integration remains largely an afterthought in U.S. immigration policy discussions and the country's integration policies remain chronically underfunded and limited in scope. Local and informal actors such as families and community-based organizations have historically taken on this responsibility.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families

Report Author: 
Sandy Baum and Stella M. Flores
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Higher Education and Children in Immigrant Families (click to view)

The increasing role that immigrants and their children, especially those from Latin America, are playing in American society, the authors argue, makes it essential that as many young newcomers as possible enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Immigrants in Community Colleges

Report Author: 
Robert T. Teranishi, Carola Suarez-Orozco and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Immigrants in Community Colleges (click to view)

Over the next few decades immigrant youth and children of immigrants will constitute a significant portion of the U.S. workforce. The authors argue that increasing their educational attainment, economic productivity and civic engagement should, thus, be a national priority.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

K-12 Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Youth

Report Author: 
Robert Crosnoe and Ruth N. Lopez Turley
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

K-12 Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Youth (click to view)

The children from immigrant families in the United States make up a historically diverse population, and they are demonstrating just as much diversity in their experiences in the K-12 educational system. 

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Effective Instruction for English Learners

Report Author: 
Margarita Calderon, Robert Slavin and Marta Sanchez
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Effective Instruction for English Learners (click to view)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Teaching English Language Learners: What the research does--and does not--say

Report Author: 
Claude Goldenber
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Aug

Teaching English Language Learners: What the research does--and does not--say (click to view article)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center
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