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How the WES Mariam Assefa Fund Aims to Inspire Effective Policy

October 28th, 2019

In September the WES Mariam Assefa Fund awarded $1.2 million to promote economic opportunities and advancement for immigrants and refugees in the U.S. The first round of grantees includes The Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation; Jobs for the Future; Mission Driven Finance; Upwardly Global; and the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. The new […]

New Books Feature Community Colleges’ Impact on Skilled Immigrant Integration

September 23rd, 2019

Community colleges can be critical gateways for many immigrants and refugees looking to gain an economic foothold in the labor market and integrate into the social fabric of their communities. That includes many of the almost 7.5 million immigrants in the U.S. who arrive with a four-year degree and often years of professional experience earned […]

Recent immigrants arrive with in-demand skills according to new data analysis

August 26th, 2019

A new interactive data analysis released last month by New American Economy (NAE) provides further evidence that immigrants have the in-demand skills needed to fill labor shortages in vital sectors of the U.S. job market. NAE’s new data infographic tool can be a helpful resource for policymakers and advocates as they work to remove employment […]

New Jersey Governor Murphy Announces New Measures to Advance Immigrant and Refugee Integration

July 22nd, 2019

State level Offices for New Americans, all with strong mandates for immigrant and refugee inclusion, are becoming more common across the nation. A range of issues is driving the creation of these offices, including humanitarian concerns and a recognition of the value of cultural diversity, with economic development imperatives and workforce needs across skill levels […]

Combating Healthcare Shortages by Removing Barriers for International Medical Grads

June 19th, 2019

Facing projected doctor shortages and disparities in access to high-quality healthcare, states are increasingly taking steps to capitalize on the talent within their immigrant communities. This year, measures were introduced in Arkansas, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington State. Arkansas Earlier this year, Arkansas passed a bill adding fellowships as a method for international medical graduates to […]

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