Sometimes the best way to respond to rhetoric is with data.
The ILC Public Education Institute’s webinar series includes a focus on research that illuminates the immigration debate. Resources from the most recent research-based webinars are available below.
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Knowing the data is the first step for effective advocacy, research and education initiatives concerning immigration.
This was the overall theme of Numbers that Matter: Using Immigration Data to Advance Change, a free webinar from The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. (ILC) Public Education Institute in Malden, MA, on December 6, 2016.
The webinar unveiled new tools for accessing immigration data, shared examples how data can be used to further a mission, and demonstrated the use of personal stories with data to humanize the issues.
Immigrants are filling critical functions in U.S. health care. Despite comprising just 13 percent of the population, they make up 27 percent of physicians and surgeons, 22 percent of nursing, psychiatric and home health aides, and 40 percent of medical scientists in pharmaceutical manufacturing, research and development. They provide culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse patient population. These are some of the findings from the report Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and Innovation written by retired Director of The Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) Public Education Institute Marcia Drew Hohn, EdD.
|The New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan||Overview of the New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan, with link to the full plan. Includes goals in five categories: Civic Engagement, Economic Development, Education, Health and Public Safety.||New Tulsans Initiative|
|Strategic Welcoming Plan – Austin, MN||Roadmap for making Austin a Welcoming Community, focusing on Empowering Multicultural Leadership and Increasing Connections Between Communities||City of Austin, MN|
|Welcoming Refugees in Rural Communities: Promising Examples from the Field||Report highlighting four rural community profiles||Welcoming America|
|Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local Community||Tips and strategies for developing an inclusive approach to economic development||Welcoming America|
|Building Meaningful Contact: A How-To Guide||Report exploring lessons learned from promising models for contact building across the U.S.||Welcoming America|
|Engaging Police in Immigrant Communities||Report with promising practices from the field||Vera Institute of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services|
|Uniting Communities Post-9-11||Guide to help local law enforcement agencies build trust and relationships with Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities||Vera Institute of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services|
|Bridging the Language Divide: Promising Practices for Law Enforcement||Summary of best practices in the field from six model programs||Vera Institute of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services|
|Welcoming Summit County & Akron||Strategic Welcoming Plan for the City of Akron and County of Summit, Ohio||City of Akron and Summit County|
|NAE Cities Index||Data and insights on immigrant integration for the 100 largest cities in the U.S.||Website||New American Economy|
|Harnessing Volunteer Energy to Support and Welcome Refugees In Your Community||Toolkit with five tips for engaging, supporting and managing volunteers to help refugees in your community||Welcoming America|
|One Region Initiative Plan||Plan to create an inclusive metro Atlanta region||Welcoming America|
|Citizenship Strategies to Create Welcoming Communities||Practices and suggestions to engage receiving communities at the intersection of citizenship and welcoming work||Welcoming America and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center|
|America Needs All of Us||Communications resource with practical messaging tools and strategies to address anti-immigrant sentiment||Welcoming America|
|Using Immigration Data to Advance Change||One-page fact sheet from the 2016 webinar Numbers that Matter||The Immigrant Learning Center|
|Creating Customized Fact Sheets with Immigration Data on Demand||Slides from the 2016 webinar Numbers that Matter||Dr. Justin P. Lowry, Institute for Immigration Research|
|Creating Customized Fact Sheets with Immigration Data on Demand||Recording from the 2016 webinar Numbers that Matter||Video||Dr. Justin P. Lowry, Institute for Immigration Research|
|Immigration Data on Demand||Free service that provides customized fact sheets upon request||Website||Institute for Immigration Research|
|How to Use Immigration Data to Further Your Cause||Recording from the 2016 webinar Numbers that Matter||Video||Dr. James C. Witte, Institute for Immigration Research; Teresita Wisell, Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education; Alejandra St. Guillen, Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, City of Boston; Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, National Skills Coalition|
|Changing Face of America – Latest Immigration||Slides from the 2016 webinar Numbers that Matter||Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.|
|Changing Face of America – Latest Immigration||Recording from the 2016 webinar Numbers that Matter||Video||Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.|
|Immigrants in Health Care introduction and report summary||Recording from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and Innovation||Video||Denzil Mohammed and Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.|
|Immigrants in the U.S.: Statistical Overview of Demographics, Education and Labor||Slides from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and Innovation||Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.|
|Immigrants in Health Care||Slides from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and Innovation||Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.|
|Interview with Certified Nursing Assistant Elizabeth Mande||Elizabeth Mande tells how she came to the U.S. from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, learned English and became a Certified Nursing Assistant in the 2016 Immigrants in Health Care webinar.||Video||The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.|
|Interview with Neuro-Oncology Surgeon Nam Tran||Nam Tran discusses his research and hope to help others fulfill their dreams in the 2016 Immigrants in Health Care webinar.||Video||The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.|
|Highlights from Panel Discussion||Slides from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and Innovation||Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, National Skills Coalition; Dr. Joyce Sackey, Tuft University School of Medicine; Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Welcome Back Centers; and Kira Khazatsky, Jewish Vocational Services|
|The Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates Certification||This certification is a requirement for international medical graduates to take the final step of the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.||Web Page||Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates|
|The Welcome Back Initiative||This initiative provides assistance to foreign-educated and foreign-trained medical professionals wishing to enter the U.S. health care sector. Their resources and services include guides to re-credentialing and support in developing an individualized career pathway.||Web Page||International Health Worker Assistance Center|
|IMPRINT||A consortium of organizations that connect high-skilled immigrants with resources and employers to re-integrate into the professional workforce.||Web Page||IMPRINT|
|World Education Services||Offers expert credential evaluation services.||Web Page||World Education Services|
|Upwardly Global||Organization that builds connections between job seekers and companies/organizations and also has guides to credentialing.||Web Page||Upwardly Global|
|Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act||Provides state-specific funding for professional education and training. Check if your state’s funding includes internationally-educated professionals.||Web Page||United States Department of Labor|
|DACA Recipients Welcome||Loyola Stritch School of Medicine has a program for undocumented immigrants with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.||Web Page||Loyola Stritch School of Medicine|
|Admissions & Financial Aid Information for Undocumented Students at Tufts University||Tufts answers questions related to admissions and financial aid for undocumented students.||Web Page||Tufts University|