Washington

At the Intersection of Immigration and Skills Policy: A Roadmap to Smart Policies for State and Local Leaders

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Sep

As Welcoming Week (September 14-23) prepares to kick off, with hundreds of events scheduled around the country, National Skills Coalition is releasing a new report that gives state and local advocates fresh ideas for advancing policies to improve immigrant access to workforce and adult education services. 

Source Organization: 
Other

English Learners in Select States: Demographics, Outcomes, and State Accountability Policies

Report Author: 
Julie Sugarman & Courtney Geary
Original Date of Publication: 
2018 Aug

As states shape and implement policies that hold K-12 schools and districts accountable for meeting federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates regarding the education of English Learners (ELs), this series of fact sheets provides an overview of EL student demographics and outcomes in select states. It aims to build understanding among parents, educators, community advocates, and others of the characteristics of ELs in their states, of achievement gaps between ELs and their peers, and of the accountability policies states are designing to monitor their progress.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The Contributions of New Americans in Washington

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Original Date of Publication: 
2016 Aug
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Source Organization: 
Other

Reducing Brain Waste: Creating Career Pathways for Foreign-Educated Immigrants in Washington State

Report Author: 
Vy Nguyen et al
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jan

Reducing Brain Waste: Creating Career Pathways for Foreign-Educated Immigrants in Washington State

Concerned about the growing number of underemployed, foreign-educated immigrants in Washington State, OneAmerica undertook this study to gauge the scope and severity of the problem and to identify effective policy solutions.

Source Organization: 
Other

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

Report Author: 
Amanda Bergon-Shilcock & James Witte
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Oct

Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the United States

Steps to Success provides a "first-of-its-kind" analysis of the experiences of college-educated immigrants who earned their degrees abroad.  

Source Organization: 
Other

Residential Segregation: A Transatlantic Analysis

Report Author: 
John Iceland
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Residential Segregation: A Transatlantic Analysis

The Transatlantic Council commissioned research for this paper in connection with its 11th plenary meeting in November of 2013.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

Report Author: 
Immigration Policy Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

High-Skilled Workers and Twentieth-First Century Innovation: The H-1B Program's Impact on Wages, Jobs, and the Economy

This paper serves as a short primer on the H-1B visa program and relies on data and analyses from sources such as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and The Brookings Institution to "debunk the most prevalent myths" about the program.  

Source Organization: 
Other

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations

Report Author: 
Neil G. Ruiz
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Aug

The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations

The number of foreign students at U.S. universities has increased almost five-fold over the past decade and has simultaneously pumped billions of dollars into local economies.

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

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