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Statement in response to President Trump’s travel ban on individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries and the halt to the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

On Friday, January 27th, President Trump issued an executive order to halt individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., suspending the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program, and indefinitely barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. The executive order also drastically cut the total number of refugees who can enter the U.S. this year from 110,000 to 50,000 individuals.

IMPRINT strongly opposes this travel ban and believes that it undermines our nation’s prosperity, security, and standing in the world.

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Why Should Americans Care About Employing Immigrants?

In this article, IMPRINT Chair Paul Feltman and IMPRINT Steering Committee member Nikki Cicerani are among the experts who explain how hiring skilled and educated newcomers can benefit America.

Published in NationSwell’s Ask the Experts on April 18, 2014.

When Skilled Immigrants Have Other Options

In this op-ed, IMPRINT chair Paul Feltman asserts that the US is no longer the top magnet for international talent and outlines steps to keep the US competitive.

Published in the National Journal’s The Next America on October 22, 2013.

Why Your Taxi Driver Is Smarter Than You Are

IMPRINT Communications & Policy Director Amanda Bergson-Shilcock and IMPRINT Steering Committee member Nikki Cicerani comment on brain waste, the need for skilled immigrant integration and the Senate’s immigration reform bill.

Published online in the National Journal on May 16, 2013. This article appeared in the May 18, 2013, print edition of National Journal as Taxi Driver, Ph.D.

Beyond the Green Card: Helping Immigrant Women Use Their Professional Skills

Beyond the Green Card

IMPRINT staffer Bao Tram explains why Comprehensive Immigration Reform should include integrating skilled immigrant women.

Published in a blog carnival hosted by Moms Rising and We Belong Together, April 11, 2013.

Tapping the Talent Pool of State's Skilled Immigrant Population

Tapping the Talent Pool of State’s Skilled Immigrants

Peter Gonzales, President & CEO of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, a founding member of IMPRINT, shares his vision for skilled immigrants.

Published in Philadelphia Daily News, December 26, 2012.

Helping Highly Skilled Immigrants Find Jobs in the U.S.

Helping Highly Skilled Immigrants Find Jobs in the U.S.

In this interview, IMPRINT Funder Suzette Brooks Masters talks about the business case for integrating skilled immigrants.

Published in Diversity Executive, November 21, 2012.

Skilled Immigrants Are Ure Untapped Assets for Regional Economic Development

Skilled Immigrants Are Untapped Assets for Regional Economic Development

What do Pittsburgh, Dayton, and Detroit have in common? Find out in this op-ed.

Published in the National Journal’s The Next America, October 17, 2012.

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