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Maryland innovates on skilled immigrant career solutions

August 28th, 2017

The state of Maryland, frontrunner in investing in and empowering skilled immigrants and employers, has been busy ensuring that newcomers to the country have an easier time gaining the skills they need to acquire jobs in the state. Maryland’s work began taking shape last year when they established the Skilled Immigrant Task Force to help […]

Michigan: Promoting New Pathways for Immigrant Integration

May 23rd, 2017

The state of Michigan has been a strong leader in the field of immigrant integration and has developed a number of programs aimed at helping foreign-trained professionals rejoin their careers. In 2014, the Michigan Office for New Americans (MONA) was established by Executive Order No. 2014-2. The office was created to help grow Michigan’s economy […]

MIRA leads the way in helping foreign trained workers become licensed in MA

April 20th, 2017

Massachusetts has been at the forefront of reform efforts aimed at helping immigrants and refugee professionals reenter the workforce once in the United States. In 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker publicly committed to reducing the barriers foreign-trained immigrants and refugees face when they attempt to rejoin their professions in the state. According to data from […]

Statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Orders

February 2nd, 2017

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 […]

White House Convening Addresses Credentialing and Licensing Barriers Facing Skilled Immigrants

June 30th, 2016

On Wednesday June 29th, the White House Task Force on New Americans hosted the first-ever National Skills and Credential Institute. The Institute provided 18 delegations from 17 states the opportunity to share current best practices and to develop tools and resources to address credentialing and licensing issues that skilled immigrant and refugee professionals confront when […]

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