Immigrant Research Webinars

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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RECENT WEBINAR

Local Action: New Strategies to Build United Communities

City officials, community leaders and the author of Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation presented evidence-based initiatives that give immigrants a voice, protect communities and allow everyone to contribute to our shared prosperity in this free webinar on October 17, 2018.

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Results of Nationwide Study on Local Immigrant Integration
Abigail Fisher Williamson, PhD, Trinity College

Slides
Recording

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New American Economy (NAE) Cities Index

Building Meaningful Contact: A How-To Guide

 

Case Studies: Local Action in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Austin, Minnesota
Christina Da Silva, Tulsa, OK, Mayor’s Office of Community Development & Policy
Jason Baskin, Austin, MN, Human Rights Commission
Molly Hilligoss, Welcoming America (moderator)

Recording

Resources:

The New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan

Strategic Welcoming Plan – Austin, MN

 

Discussion: Replicable Strategies for Local Immigrant Inclusion
Christina Da Silva, Tulsa, OK, Mayor’s Office of Community Development & Policy
Jason Baskin, Austin, MN, Human Rights Commission
Phil Nadeau, City of Lewiston, ME
Vickie Ybarra, Washington State Department of Child, Youth, and Families
Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute (moderator)

Recording

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Welcoming Refugees in Rural Communities: Promising Examples from the Field

Engaging Police in Immigrant Communities

Presenters: 

Christina Da Silva, City of Tulsa, OK, Director, Mayor’s Office of Community Development & Policy

Jason Baskin, Austin, MN, Human Rights Commission Chair

Vickie Ybarra, Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Director, Office of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability

Abby WilliamsonAbigail Fisher Williamson, PhD, Trinity College, Associate Professor and author

Phil NadeauPhil Nadeau, City of Lewiston, ME, Former Deputy City Administrator

Molly Hilligoss, Welcoming America,
Midwest Regional Manager

Numbers that Matter:
Using Immigration Data to Advance Change (2016)

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 in Health Care:
Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and Innovation (2016)


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.

 


 

Resources

TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
How American cities can lead on migrationPolicy Brief on how cities can implement the Global Compact for MigrationWebsiteJessica Brandt, Brookings Institution
The New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming PlanOverview 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.PDFNew Tulsans Initiative
Strategic Welcoming Plan – Austin, MNRoadmap for making Austin a Welcoming Community, focusing on Empowering Multicultural Leadership and Increasing Connections Between CommunitiesPDFCity of Austin, MN
Welcoming Refugees in Rural Communities: Promising Examples from the FieldReport highlighting four rural community profilesPDFWelcoming America
Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local CommunityTips and strategies for developing an inclusive approach to economic developmentPDFWelcoming America
Building Meaningful Contact: A How-To GuideReport exploring lessons learned from promising models for contact building across the U.S.PDFWelcoming America
Building Cohesive Communities in an Era of Migration and ChangeThe first in a four-part series of social cohesion articlesPDFWelcoming America
Engaging Police in Immigrant CommunitiesReport with promising practices from the fieldPDFVera Institute of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Proactive and Patient: Managing Immigration and Demographic Change in 2 Rural Nebraska CommunitiesReport from the Center for American ProgressPDFSara McElmurry
Uniting Communities Post-9-11Guide to help local law enforcement agencies build trust and relationships with Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communitiesPDFVera Institute of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Bridging the Language Divide: Promising Practices for Law EnforcementSummary of best practices in the field from six model programsPDFVera Institute of Justice and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Welcoming Summit County & AkronStrategic Welcoming Plan for the City of Akron and County of Summit, OhioPDFCity of Akron and Summit County
NAE Cities IndexData and insights on immigrant integration for the 100 largest cities in the U.S.WebsiteNew American Economy
Harnessing Volunteer Energy to Support and Welcome Refugees In Your CommunityToolkit with five tips for engaging, supporting and managing volunteers to help refugees in your communityPDFWelcoming America
One Region Initiative PlanPlan to create an inclusive metro Atlanta regionPDFWelcoming America
Citizenship Strategies to Create Welcoming CommunitiesPractices and suggestions to engage receiving communities at the intersection of citizenship and welcoming workPDFWelcoming America and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center
America Needs All of UsCommunications resource with practical messaging tools and strategies to address anti-immigrant sentimentPDFWelcoming America
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Using Immigration Data to Advance ChangeOne-page fact sheet from the 2016 webinar Numbers that MatterPDFThe Immigrant Learning Center
Creating Customized Fact Sheets with Immigration Data on DemandSlides from the 2016 webinar Numbers that MatterPDFDr. Justin P. Lowry, Institute for Immigration Research
Creating Customized Fact Sheets with Immigration Data on DemandRecording from the 2016 webinar Numbers that MatterVideoDr. Justin P. Lowry, Institute for Immigration Research
Immigration Data on DemandFree service that provides customized fact sheets upon requestWebsiteInstitute for Immigration Research
How to Use Immigration Data to Further Your CauseRecording from the 2016 webinar Numbers that MatterVideoDr. 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 ImmigrationSlides from the 2016 webinar Numbers that MatterPDFDenzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
Changing Face of America – Latest ImmigrationRecording from the 2016 webinar Numbers that MatterVideoDenzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
TitleDescriptionMediaAuthor
Immigrants in Health Care introduction and report summaryRecording from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and InnovationVideoDenzil Mohammed and Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
Immigrants in the U.S.: Statistical Overview of Demographics, Education and LaborSlides from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and InnovationPDFDenzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
Immigrants in Health CareSlides from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and InnovationPDFDr. 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.VideoThe 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.VideoThe Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
Highlights from Panel DiscussionSlides from the 2016 webinar Immigrants in Health Care: Keeping Americans Healthy through Care and InnovationPDFAmanda 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 CertificationThis 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 PageEducational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates
The Welcome Back InitiativeThis 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 PageInternational Health Worker Assistance Center
IMPRINTA consortium of organizations that connect high-skilled immigrants with resources and employers to re-integrate into the professional workforce.Web PageIMPRINT
World Education ServicesOffers expert credential evaluation services.Web PageWorld Education Services
Upwardly GlobalOrganization that builds connections between job seekers and companies/organizations and also has guides to credentialing.Web PageUpwardly Global
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ActProvides state-specific funding for professional education and training. Check if your state’s funding includes internationally-educated professionals.Web PageUnited States Department of Labor
DACA Recipients WelcomeLoyola Stritch School of Medicine has a program for undocumented immigrants with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.Web PageLoyola Stritch School of Medicine
Admissions & Financial Aid Information for Undocumented Students at Tufts UniversityTufts answers questions related to admissions and financial aid for undocumented students.Web PageTufts University