Every day, organizations worldwide are engaged in a collective two steps forward, one step back march toward improved immigration services and policies. What hard-earned lessons are these nonprofits, and the foundations that support them, learning from their persistent efforts? This collection of evaluations, case studies, and lessons learned exposes and explores the nuances of effective collaboration, the value of coordinated messaging, the bedrock of ongoing advocacy efforts, and the vital importance of long-term and flexible funding.

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Bridging Language and Work: Solutions to Invest in Immigrant and Refugee Talent

February 8, 2022

Finding, retaining, and developing talent is a top priority for business leaders today. Refugees represent an incredible pool of talent that can fill worker shortages and enhance diversity. Yet, many employers overlook refugee candidates due to perceptions that workers cannot succeed in a role if they have limited proficiency in the local language. Bridging Language and Work: Solutions to Invest in Immigrant and Refugee Talent outlines how companies can implement solutions to overcome language barriers to help local language learners – including refugees – get into jobs faster as they work towards proficiency. The guide provides key information for employers, including:A framework for companies on the ways in which they can invest in local language learners beyond expanding access to language trainingSpecific solutions that can be implemented across the talent management cycle to help local language learners succeedThe business benefits of hiring refugees and other local language learnersA list of resources that companies can tap into to support local language learnersThis guide is a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and JFF (Jobs for the Future), a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the U.S. workforce and education systems. This guide was developed as part of JFF's Corporate Action Platform, which helps uncover and share talent solutions that enable companies to address both business and social needs.

U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees

November 26, 2021

In response to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, the U.S. government pledged to welcome up to 95,000 Afghans. The U.S. Employers' Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees is a manual for businesses that answers common questions about how to hire recently arrived Afghans, including critical information for human resources teams, such as: A fact sheet on Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, refugees, and parolees, where they are likely to resettle, and an overview of their educational and professional backgrounds.The business benefits of hiring Afghans.Logistical guidance for businesses on how to hire Afghans. A list of organizations to connect with if companies are interested in hiring Afghans, as well as additional resources for employers to support these hiring efforts.This guide is a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), the largest faith-based national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to serving refugees, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable immigrant communities in the U.S. As a national resettlement organization, LIRS has more than 25 years of experience across the U.S. supporting refugee career entry and advancement.

The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

January 1, 2015

The United States prides itself on being a nation of immigrants, and the country has a long history of successfully absorbing people from across the globe. The integration of immigrants and their children contributes to our economic vitality and our vibrant and ever changing culture. We have offered opportunities to immigrants and their children to better themselves and to be fully incorporated into our society and in exchange immigrants have become Americans - embracing an American identity and citizenship, protecting our country through service in our military, fostering technological innovation, harvesting its crops, and enriching everything from the nation's cuisine to its universities, music, and art.

The Hidden face of Immigration Detention Camps in Europe

July 1, 2014

A limited transparency still surrounds Europe's migrant detention camps. This booklet attempts to increase awareness and shed more light on the situation within the camps.

Between Two Cultures: Inspirational Stories of Young Migrant Women in Ireland

January 1, 2013

AkiDwA has led, and been a crucial part of, successful stakeholder campaigns for legislative and policy reform to ensure the rights and entitlements of migrant women and girls living in Ireland. The organisation has held consultative sessions with women and submitted proposed policy and legislation to address arising concerns to State and semi-state structures. One of its key major strength has been the approach of work and direct contact with migrant women. AkiDwA has held focus groups and produced submissions to Government. AkiDwA awareness raising, capacity building programmes and personal support has been delivered to over five thousand migrant womenand four thousand workers in service provider organisations, including medical practitioners and health care professionals.