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Bipartisan Bill to Study Barriers to Employment for Immigrants and Refugees with International Credentials Introduced in Congress

August 19th, 2020

On August 14, Rep. John Katko [R-NY-24] and Rep. Ben McAdams [D-UT-4] introduced H.R.8046, the Improving Opportunities for New Americans Act of 2020. This bill, if passed, would direct the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to conduct an interagency study on factors that impact U.S. employment opportunities for immigrants and refugees with professional credentials from […]

Generating Long-Term Change Through Effective Legislation

June 12th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the existing strains on the U.S. health care system and underscored the critical need to integrate qualified immigrants and refugees into the health workforce.  Across the country, an estimated 263,000 immigrants and refugees with health care training are unable to obtain licensure in the U.S.  Of these, 165,000 people earned their credentials outside the U.S. but must meet onerous, time-consuming, and costly requirements, including […]

Executive Orders in Several States Open Doors for Internationally Trained Healthcare Professionals to Put Their Life-Saving Skills to Use

April 20th, 2020

In response to urgent healthcare staffing shortages in this time of critical need, IMPRINT members have been working with governors across the country to bolster the pipeline of healthcare workers available to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows a robust talent pool of internationally trained healthcare professionals is poised to contribute their life-saving skills. According to the […]

WES Welcomes Veteran National Policy Advocate Jacki Esposito

February 27th, 2020

Jacki Esposito is the new U.S. policy and advocacy director at WES Global Talent Bridge. In this role, Jacki also serves as director of the IMPRINT Coalition and is responsible for deepening WES’ alliances and advancing its U.S. policy agenda in support of immigrants and refugees. Jacki continues the work of Stacey K. Simon, who […]

The 2019 Policy Year in Review

January 21st, 2020

As the new year begins, a look back at progress in the arena of skilled immigrant integration over the past 12 months yields impressive and promising results. Our partners made great strides in shaping key policy decisions impacting the economic integration of immigrants and their ability to contribute to the communities where they live. Across […]

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