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Federal Policy Creates Opportunity for Skilled Immigrants

April 22nd, 2019

In March we highlighted advocacy efforts in local communities working to integrate immigrant professionals. This month we call attention to a federal policy initiative that could lead to a new career pathway for highly educated immigrants and refugees.    In 2018 the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, also known as […]

Communities Taking Action to Affect Policy Change

March 21st, 2019

WES Global Talent Bridge’s Skilled Immigrant Integration Program has had a major impact in states and localities around the country since its launch in 2018. The program has not only improved service delivery, it is helping to change policy. This is by design. In addition to setting programmatic outcomes, cohort members are encouraged to develop […]

Immigrant Professional Integration Emerges as Common Theme in 2019 State Legislative Sessions

March 11th, 2019

2019 is off to a promising start in the field of skilled immigrant integration with six states seeking to address barriers to employment for internationally-trained professionals. Last year, six states, California, Idaho, Maryland, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Vermont authorized measures addressing brain waste. These new measures, together with the policies enacted last year, show an […]

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 […]

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