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

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|

Global Forced Migration Crisis

June 8, 2018. Mayor Rawlings, Governor of Dallas, Texas, cited FPI and the Tent Foundation's co-released report, "Refugees as Employees: Strong Retention, Strong Recruitment." He was discussing the Global Forced Migration Crisis and argued that U.S.-born residents and immigrants must work together to help new residents integrate. A recent study by the fiscal policy Institute found that retention rates tend to be far higher than average. and mac -- manufacturing the turnovers among refugees was only 4% compared to 11% for the industry average. this is good for business. it saves them money.   [...]

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

Here’s Yet Another Business Benefit of Hiring Refugees

June 7, 2018. This article discusses the experiences that two companies, Engent and Figure 8 Investment Strategies, have had with hiring refugees. Both companies have experienced positive outcomes such as loyalty and dependability from hiring refugee workers, as well as some challenges. The article also discusses Amplio Recruiting's findings that refugees have higher retention rates which are in line with FPI and the Tent Foundation's report, "Refugees as Employees: Good Retention, Strong Recruitment." Amplio Recruiting is a staffing agency that connects refugees with full-time positions. [...]

2021-01-06T11:45:33-05:00June 7th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Are Refugee Employees Good Talent Source for Manufacturers?

June 7, 2018. This article, featured in Industry Week, provides an overview of FPI and the Tent Foundation's co-released report, "Refugees as Employees: Good Retention, Strong Recruitment." The findings that are outlined include refugee turnover rates were lower for all industries, three-quarters of the firms surveyed saw lower turnover rates for refugees than overall employees and firms saw improved management skills in their managers. Employers that hire refugees see positive outcomes for their businesses, according to a recent report by the Fiscal Policy Institute and the [...]

2021-01-06T11:45:17-05:00June 7th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

The Briefing: The Good News Trump Won’t Tell You About Immigrants

June 4, 2018. In this article by Jerry Zremski, featured in The Buffalo news, he discusses how the Trump administration tends to focus on negative aspects of immigration such as the MS-13 Gang, which is a very small portion of the immigrant population. He goes on to discuss the economic contributions of legal immigrants, which he argues the Trump administration does not acknowledge. Zremski cites a number of reports that clearly demonstrate the economic contributions of legal immigrants. Among these is FPI and the Tent Foundation's [...]

2021-01-06T11:44:38-05:00June 4th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Results Are in From the First Major Study of US Employers’ Experiences With Refugee Hires

May 30, 2018. This article by Lila MacLellan, discusses the findings of FPI's new report, commissioned by the Tent Foundation, "Refugees as Employees: Good Retention, Strong Recruitment." The findings include 73% of the 26 firms interviewed had higher retention rates for refugee employers, refugee workers served as a source of recruitment, and employers feeling a sense of pride. Refugees, the companies are saying, deserve opportunities in their new home and, contrary to the recent rhetoric, pose no special threat to American security. The just-released report, commissioned by [...]

2021-01-06T11:41:40-05:00May 30th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

A Look at the Impact of Refugee Placements on Virginia’s Economy

May 30, 2019. Chad Stewart, of the Commonwealth Institute located in Virginia, was featured in a radio interview on Virginia's Public Radio, Radio IQ. He discussed how the Trump Administration's immigration policies have effected the number of refugees in Virginia and its economy. He stated that  the number of refugee placements in Virginia was between 1,200 to 1,600 a year between 2008 and 2016, but is estimated to be less than 300 for this year. The number of refugee placements has declined dramatically since President Trump [...]

2021-01-06T11:41:24-05:00May 30th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|

Study: Refugees Stay In Manufacturing Jobs Longer Than Other Employees

May 29, 2018. This article featured in Forbes, discusses FPI and the Tent Foundation's new report, "Refugees as Employees: Good Retention, Strong Recruitment," which found that refugees have higher retention rates than other employees, especially in high turnover industries such as manufacturing. The article goes on to discuss the pledges that many global companies have made to hire refugees, including Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani and the Tent Foundation. Refugees in the United States, some 15% of whom work in manufacturing jobs, stay in those [...]

2021-01-06T11:40:53-05:00May 29th, 2018|FPI in the News, Other States & National|
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