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IMPRINT Policy Map: Integrating Internationally-Trained Immigrants

August 1st, 2018

A Powerful Tool for Advocates, Practitioners, and Policymakers In 2017, IMPRINT launched the first-of-its-kind interactive map to track state and federal policies from 2014 to the present. The map tracks current and pending legislation and other policies designed to help internationally-trained professionals rejoin their professions, or access other skilled occupations once in the U.S. The […]

Spotlight on Occupational Licensing Reforms

April 25th, 2018

More than 1.9 million immigrants and refugees – talented individuals who arrive in the U.S. having already completed extensive education, job training, or work experience abroad – are unemployed or underemployed, owing to a variety of factors, one of which is the cumbersome licensing processes that create barriers for them. Licensing requirements that prevent qualified […]

Integrating Immigrant and Refugee Nurses: A Look at Successful Models in the U.S.

March 27th, 2018

As the United States faces an increasingly aging population and its current nursing workforce ages into retirement, the demand for nurses is expected to be acutely felt in some regions of the country, particularly in rural communities where many patients already must travel long distances for care. According to the American Nurses Association, approximately 690,000 […]

Updated IMPRINT Map Tracks Trends in Immigrant Professional Integration Programs Across the U.S.

February 21st, 2018

Eighty-seven programs that represent a range of efforts to empower foreign-trained immigrants and refugees are now featured in the updated IMPRINT Program and Service Map. The IMPRINT map reveals the breadth of approaches across the country to support individuals seeking to reenter their professions and contribute more fully to their communities. Initiatives include mentorship, educational advising, job fairs, […]

New Navigator Programs Help Foreign-Trained Immigrants Overcome Barriers to Employment

January 10th, 2018

A growing number of states and community colleges across the country have taken new measures to help foreign-trained immigrants and refugees qualify for and find professional level work in the United States. California, Michigan, and New York as well as Arizona’s Pima Community College, and Miami Dade College in Florida are all helping foreign-born workers […]

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