Migration Policy Institute

Mind the Gap: Bringing Migration into Development Partnerships and Vice Versa

As policymakers look for ways to address the drivers of illegal immigration, many have called for migration aims to be incorporated into development work and development tools into migration partnerships. This policy brief analyzes the benefits and risks of heightened cooperation between actors in these fields, and identifies areas where joint initiatives may prove fruitful.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/MigrationAndDevelopmentPartnerships_Final.pdf

The Impact of Populist Radical-Right Parties on Immigration Policy Agendas: A Look at the Netherlands

While commentators proclaimed the 2017 Dutch election results a rebuff of radical-right populism, this report makes clear that electoral success is not the only way to influence policymaking. Taking the Netherlands as a case study, it examines how radicalright parties in Western Europe have shaped immigration policy agendas and outcomes by rewriting narratives and forcing mainstream parties further to the right.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/TCM2017-RadicalRightNetherlands-FinalWeb.pdf

A Needed Evidence Revolution: Using Cost-Benefit Analysis to Improve Refugee Integration Programming

European countries have ramped up their investments in helping refugees find work and integrate into society. Yet little hard evidence exists of what programs and policies work best. This report proposes a new framework for thinking smartly about integration programming, using cost-benefit analysis to look beyond short-term, economic outcomes to also measure indirect benefits through a social-value concept.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/RefugeeIntegrationCostBenefitAnalysis_Final.pdf

The Growth of the Radical Right in Nordic Countries: Observations from the Past 20 Years

Though hardly new to most Nordic countries, radical-right parties have grown in popular support and political power in recent years. This report analyzes the role immigration has played in their rise and recent electoral fortunes in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. It also examines the strategies other parties have adopted in an attempt to limit their growth.

 

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/TCM-RadicalRightNordicCountries-Final.pdf

After the Storm: Learning from the EU Response to the Migration Crisis.

Much has changed since 2015, when irregular migration flows across the Mediterranean spiked, leaving EU and national policymakers scrambling to expand reception and registration capacity, coordinate aid and services, and manage onward movements across Europe. A great deal of learning and progress has taken place in areas such as information collection and sharing, coordination, leadership, and resourcing. Yet officials remain concerned that, should a new migration crisis arise, the European Union may still struggle to respond.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/EUCrisisResponse_FINALWEB.pdf

 

Chilling Effects: The Expected Public Charge Rule and Its Impact on Legal Immigrant Families’ Public Benefits Use.

According to leaked drafts, the Trump administration is considering a rule that could have sweeping effects on both legal immigration to the United States and the use of public benefits by legal immigrants and their families. This report examines the potential scale of the expected rule’s impact, including at national and state levels and among children, as well as Hispanic and Asian American/Pacific Islander.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/ProposedPublicChargeRule_FinalWEB.pdf

 

Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference Report: Maintaining Momentum and Creating Lasting Change

Two years on from the 2015–16 surge in migrant and asylum seeker arrivals in Europe, MPI Europe, in cooperation with the U.S. Mission to the European Union, the Canadian Mission to the European Union, and the European Economic and Social Committee, convened a conference to discuss how social innovation can foster the inclusion of refugees into host-country societies. While the social and economic integration of refugees has historically been the domain of governments and nongovernmental organizations, a wide range of nontraditional actors—from tech start-ups and social enterprises to refugee entrepreneurs— have brought both enthusiasm and innovative ideas to the discussion.This report provides and overview of the November 2017 conference’s sessions and synthesizes its central messages and takeaways.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/SI4RI%20ConferenceReport-2018-FINAL.pdf

Revving Up the Deportation Machinery: Enforcement under Trump and the Pushback

The Trump administration has significantly cranked up the immigration enforcement machinery in the U.S. interior. Yet even as arrests and deportations are up in the early Trump months, they remain less than half their peaks. This report demonstrates how pushback from California and other “sanctuary” locations makes it quite unlikely that ICE will be able to match record enforcement levels.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/ImmigrationEnforcement-FullReport-FINAL-WEB.pdf

 

Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference Report: Maintaining Momentum and Creating Lasting Change

Two years on from the 2015–16 surge in migrant and asylum seeker arrivals in Europe, MPI Europe, in cooperation with the U.S. Mission to the European Union, the Canadian Mission to the European Union, and the European Economic and Social Committee, convened a conference to discuss how social innovation can foster the inclusion of refugees into host-country societies. While the social and economic integration of refugees has historically been the domain of governments and nongovernmental organizations, a wide range of nontraditional actors—from tech start-ups and social enterprises to refugee entrepreneurs— have brought both enthusiasm and innovative ideas to the discussion. This report provides and overview of the November 2017 conference’s sessions and synthesizes its central messages and takeaways.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/SI4RI%20ConferenceReport-2018-FINAL.pdf

Next Steps: Implementing a Brexit Deal for UK Citizens Living in the EU27

The period since the 2016 Brexit referendum has been a tumultuous one for UK citizens living in another EU Member State (the EU-27), as well as for EU nationals living in the United Kingdom. Preliminary agreements reached in late 2017 and early 2018 have shed some light on the status and rights these populations may have after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, but much remains uncertain. For most Britons in the EU27, the subject of this report, securing the right to stay in their current country of residence has been the top priority, but many have much more at stake as they lose their EU citizenship.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/BrexpatsDeal-Final.pdf