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FPI’s Immigration Research Initiative examines the role of immigrants in the New York State economy and beyond.

24 Million People Could Be Affected By Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Policy

October 10, 2018. This article discusses the federal administration's proposed "public charge" rule that would limit access to green cards and other visas for immigrants who don't meet certain income requirements or who use specific public benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Medicaid. The author refers to FPI's new report that estimates that 24 million people, 9 million which are children, would be affected by this rule. The author goes on to link the proposed rule [...]

2021-01-06T12:27:26-05:00October 10th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

FPI Estimates Human & Economic Impacts of Public Charge Rule: 24 Million Would Experience Chilling Effects

October 10, 2018. Today, the Trump Administration published its proposed reinterpretation of a previously arcane rule, known as “public charge.” The new interpretation would radically restrict access to green cards and various types of visas for immigrants who do not have a high enough income, or who have used public health, food, or housing supports they are otherwise qualified to receive. Without input from Congress, the Trump Rule would fundamentally change this country’s approach to immigration, making income and use of public supports central considerations [...]

2021-01-06T12:24:59-05:00October 10th, 2018|Blog, Immigration, Other States & National|

Panel Sparks Conversation on Immigration in the United States

October 3, 2018. FPI's Deputy Director and Director of Immigration Research, David Dyssegaard Kallick, joined Emily Ngara of Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Saul Guerrera of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, at Hofstra University on September 26, in a panel to discuss immigration challenges. The topics discussed included Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), family separations, deportations, labor trends, obstacles for obtaining citizenship, refugees and asylees. Emily Ngara, the attorney-in-charge of the Deportation Defense Clinic at Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law; [...]

2021-01-06T12:24:33-05:00October 3rd, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Event: David Dyssegaard Kallick Will Present in “The Immigration and Deportation Crisis” at Hofstra University

Join FPI and others for a discussion on the devastating implications of the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the reduction to the U.S. refugee cap and of immigrant arrests, deportations and family separations. FPI's Deputy Director and Director of Immigration Research, David Dyssegaard Kallick will join other presenters including Emily Ngara, from the Deportation Defense Clinic Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, and Saul Guerrero, from the United Food and Commerical Workers International Union. We hope you join us on Wednesday, [...]

2021-01-06T12:23:26-05:00September 21st, 2018|Immigration, Other States & National|

Anchor Institutions: Refugee Resettlement Agencies

September 11, 2018. The Trump administration’s decision to decrease the number of refugees admitted and in general slow down the refugee resettlement process means that only a trickle of refugees are coming into the United States. As FPI noted in our recent reporton refugee employment, the United States is on track to resettle just 20,000 refugees in 2018, down from 97,000 in 2016. This is a tragedy for refugees, who languish in resettlement camps or live in horrific danger. For the United States, it is also [...]

2021-01-06T12:22:17-05:00September 11th, 2018|Blog, Other States & National|

For TMCO, Refugees Are Key to Diverse and Welcoming Workplace

September 4, 2018. TMCO, a company located in Lincoln, Nebraska, strives to create a diverse workplace that includes refugees. They provide English language courses for the workers, help schedule doctor appointments, provide a family-first mentality and organize potluck dinners for all the employees. Chris Decker, professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, discusses the importance of refugees in Lincoln. He notes that minorities are the reason for the population growth over the last decade and that they create [...]

2021-01-06T12:21:25-05:00September 4th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Anti-Immigration Group FAIR Achieves New Political Clout in Trump’s America- Despite Being Labeled A Hate Group

August 30, 2018. The anti-immigration Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) which advocates for the elimination of all illegal immigration, cuts to legal immigration and not providing amnesty for children born in the U.S. of undocumented immigrants, is stepping into mainstream America, and moving away from the margins where it has previously been. Although this organization has been labeled a hate group, it has seen increased support and social media presence, and the recruitment of its previous leaders to the Trump administration. Pete Boogaard, of FWD.us, refers [...]

2021-01-06T12:20:12-05:00August 30th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

New Wave of Refugee Research: An Emerging Consensus

July 30, 2018. For many decades, refugees were not at the center of attention in immigration debates. Refugee resettlement was viewed as a duty to the United States that we handled quietly and with pride. There were debates about how to handle border enforcement, interior enforcement, visas for farm workers, visas for high-skilled workers, and of course constant wrestling about a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Refugee resettlement, never a big share of overall immigration, was seen as a humanitarian imperative. Today, that looks [...]

2021-01-06T12:14:30-05:00July 30th, 2018|Blog, Other States & National|

Migrants, Manufacturing and Loyalty

June 5, 2018. In this op-ed by John Sprovieri, he tells the story of his four grandparents that came to the U.S. from Europe, who were poor and lacked education and skills. He goes on to highlight that nine of their 12 grandchildren have went to college, own their own homes, working to put their own kids through college and one is even a multimillionaire. He argues that his grandparents didn't come to the U.S. looking for handouts, rather to work whatever job they could [...]

2021-01-06T13:12:46-05:00July 6th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Employment Value of Refugees

July 2, 2018. FPI's Deputy Director and Director of the Immigration Research Initiative, David Dyssegaard Kallick, was interviewed on CBC News where he discussed the findings of FPI's and the Tent Partnership for Refugees' co-released report, "Refugees as Employees: Good Retention, Strong Recruitment." Kallick commented on the lower turnover rates for refugee employees, recruitment advantages for employers and better management skills for manager in firms that make an effort, sometimes minimal, to integrate refugees. CBC is a Canadian broadcast service. To watch the full interview, [...]

2021-01-06T12:11:03-05:00July 2nd, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Hiring Refugees is An Opportunity for Canadian Businesses

June 25, 2018. This op-ed by FPI's deputy director, David Dyssegaard Kallick and the Tent Foundation's executive director, Gideon Maltz, discusses the research on refugees that was co-released by both organizations. They discuss the findings of their research which include higher retention rates for refugee employees and recruitment benefits for employers who integrate refugees into their workforce. They highlight that Canada is doing a good job hiring refugees and that they hope America's experiences will motivate them to keep doing this work. While many countries [...]

2021-01-06T11:56:34-05:00June 25th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Refugees Can And Should Be Good Business For Everyone

June 21, 2018. In this op-ed, the author discusses the win-win for businesses and refugees when they are incorporated and supported in the workforce. The article discusses the return on investment that companies get from hiring refugees such as higher retention rates, expansion of their customer base, improvements to product development and the creation of new opportunities for business partnerships. The author acknowledges that refugees experience challenges to workforce integration such as obtaining a bank account and work permits and translating their work experience but employers can help [...]

2021-01-06T11:54:39-05:00June 22nd, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

My Parents Came to Houston As Refugees. Now I Help Keep Their Dream Alive.

June 20, 2018. In this op-ed, by Tina Hinh, a refugee to the United States who now works for the UN, discusses her pride of Houston where her family was resettled. She writes about her family's experience in a Malaysian refugee camp where the UN provided them with food and medicine and their invitation to the United States to resettle in Houston, Texas. She expresses her pride in Houston for being the most diverse city in the U.S. and of their welcoming community and her gratefulness [...]

2021-01-06T11:53:49-05:00June 20th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Atlanta-Based Amplio Recruiting Is Making Every Day World Refugee Day

June 19, 2018. A press release, featured in Payment Week, discusses Amplio Recruiting's year-round mission to hire and recruit refugees for employers. World Refugee Day is June 20th and this press release highlights Amplio Recruiting's efforts that are not limited to one day. The release goes on to discuss Amplio Recruiting's successes that include helping 300 refugees find jobs in 2017 and contributing $35 thousand to programs that provide job training for refugees. Amplio Recruiting has a goal to help 600 refugees find full-time jobs in [...]

2021-01-06T11:53:29-05:00June 19th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Immigrants Voices

June 8, 2018. In this article by Edwin López Moya, he brings research on immigrants to life by outlining major research findings and providing stories of immigrants from Philadelphia who amplify the story the research is telling. He cites FPI's report on immigrant entrepreneurship, "Bringing Vitality to Main Street: How Immigrants Small Businesses Help Local Economies Grow." With that premise in mind, a group of Dreamers created a campaign four years ago with one simple message: “Welcome to the U.S.” Since then, the country added one more heritage [...]

2021-01-06T11:48:46-05:00June 8th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|
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