Migration Policy Institute Podcasts

Migration Policy Institute Podcasts

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global immigration and migration


Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy: Building a Responsive, Effective Immigration System
Aug 15 • 50 min
The U.S. immigration system is widely acknowledged as being broken. Despite multiple attempts, solutions have proven elusive for administrations and Congress for more than two decades. The evidence of dysfunction is in every direction: Vastly…
On the Wrong Path? Protecting the European Union’s External Border in the Western Balkans
Jul 16 • 64 min
The European Union’s more stringent controls on its external border are having serious effects for its near neighbors. In Bosnia, thousands of people trying to make their way to EU Member States last year had their paths blocked at the Croatian border.…
Will Immigration Reform Ever Succeed Again? The Legacy of IRCA & Its Enduring Lessons
Jun 26 • 75 min
Over the past two decades, efforts at immigration reform have failed again and again in Congress, leaving the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), together with its “follow-on” bill, the Immigration Act of 1990, as the most recent…
Embarking on the Next Journey: Innovations in Predeparture Orientation Programs for Refugees
Jun 12 • 63 min
As the number of resettlement countries grows across Europe, Latin America, and Asia, the question of how to better prepare resettling refugees, as well as receiving communities, for what lies ahead is more pressing than ever. For resettling refugees,…
“Merit-Based” Immigration: Designing Successful Selection Systems
May 17 • 88 min
The U.S. administration is calling for the United States to adopt a more “merit-based” immigrant selection system, looking to Canada and Australia as potential models. An immigration proposal under consideration by the administration would adjust the…
A Mirror for the Nation? The Changing Profile of Mexican Immigrants in Texas
May 9 • 77 min
While much of the U.S. debate on immigration from Mexico has focused on low-skilled immigrants, recent data suggest that the share of college-educated immigrants among recent Mexican arrivals is rising considerably. Texas is home to the second-largest…
Do All High School Graduates Count? Unintended Consequences of State Accountability Policies for English Learner Students
Apr 29 • 64 min
High school graduation is an important personal achievement as well as a key indicator of school system effectiveness and a community’s potential economic vitality. For almost a decade, all U.S. states have used a common method to calculate the four-year…
Children of Immigrants and Child Welfare Systems: Key Policy and Practice
Apr 23 • 59 min
Like other children, those born to immigrants can enter into a state’s child welfare system when there are reports of abuse or neglect by a parent or other caretaker. Children with unauthorized immigrant parents may also intersect with the system if U.S.…
Is U.S.-Mexico Cooperation on Migration Possible?
Apr 17 • 85 min
Over recent months, the number of Central American migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border has surged, presenting a critical challenge in the relationship between the two neighboring countries. President Trump has accused Mexico of doing nothing to…
International vs. National Protection for Refugees: Diverging Trends?
Apr 10 • 89 min
The global response to the rising challenge of refugee displacement has been marked by two contradictory trends. First, at the international level there has been a recognition of the gravity of the problem and a move toward responsibility sharing and…
Addressing Trauma in Young Children in Immigrant and Refugee Families through Early Childhood Programs
Apr 3 • 63 min
Many young children of immigrants and refugees are affected by trauma, whether directly or through their parents or other family members. Early childhood programs have the potential to play an important role in identifying and addressing infant and early…
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference: A Sense of Home - Reflection on Key Themes, Next Steps
Mar 13 • 46 min
Drawing on the expertise of housing experts, refugee and migrant organisations, social enterprises, and urban designers, this final session of the MPI Europe conference, ‘Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion: A Sense of Home,’ reflects on the key…
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference: A Sense of Home - Breakout Session: Innovative Partnerships
Mar 13 • 71 min
What types of partnerships best generate innovative ideas for refugee inclusion, what types of organizations should governments should partner with, and what are the challenges and opportunities of public-private partnerships? During this panel from the…
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference: A Sense of Home - Parallel Panel: ‘Innovative Cities and Rural Communities’
Mar 13 • 65 min
Discussants at this panel from an MPI Europe event, ‘Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion: A Sense of Home,’ examine the innovative approaches of cities and rural areas when it comes to refugee inclusion. Moderator: Haroon Saad, Lead Expert, Local…
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference: A Sense of Home - Breakout Session: ‘Beyond Employment: Social Inclusion Through Professional Life’
Mar 13 • 68 min
This panel examines the role of employment in creating a sense of home, including the role of professional mentoring in promoting social inclusion and access to the labour market. It was one of several panels at the MPI Europe event, ‘Social Innovation…
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference: A Sense of Home - Panel I: ‘Creating Home? Housing as a Gateway to Integration’
Mar 13 • 86 min
This panel from the MPI Europe conference, ‘Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion: A Sense of Home,’ looks at housing as a gateway to integration and examines the role of a home in shaping opportunities for newcomers, what needs should be factored in,…
Upskilling the U.S. Labor Force: Mapping the Credentials of Immigrant-Origin Workers
Mar 8 • 60 min
Amid an aging workforce, the retirement of baby boomers, and declining birth rates, the United States is expected to face a shortage of 8 million workers between now and 2027. At the same time, immigrant-origin adults are predicted to be main source of…
A Conversation with António Vitorino, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration
Mar 6 • 66 min
The world is home to approximately 258 million international migrants, who represent 3.4 percent of the global population. About 10 percent of them are refugees. As countries seek to come to terms with record forcible displacement and manage other human…
(Spanish Language Event) A New Migration Policy for A New Era: A Conversation with Mexico’s Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero
Feb 28 • 53 min
On her first official trip to Washington, DC, Secretary of the Interior Olga Sánchez Cordero offered a public address on Mexico’s new approach to migration policy at MPI. Under the new administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador,…
Evento con la Secretaria de Gobernación de México Olga Sánchez Cordero
Feb 28 • 20 min
No se pierda el discurso que dio la Secretaria de Gobernación de México Olga Sánchez Cordero en el Instituto de Políticas Migratorias durante su primera visita oficial a Estados Unidos. Enfocó su discurso en cambios a la estrategia para abordar flujos de…