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January 2019
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A policy brief that considers the benefits of launching partnerships between adult education organizations and Career and Technical Education (CTE) providers.
November 2018
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Gauging the Impact of DHS’ Proposed Public-Charge Rule on U.S. Immigration
This policy brief analyses the proposed public-charge rule and finds it could potentially have put most recent legal permanent residents at risk of green-card denial, as 69 percent of successful applicants within the last five years had at least one negative factor under the expanded test.
November 2018
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Refugees Thrive in America: Trump Cuts the Number of New Arrivals Despite Advancements and Success Stories
This issue brief gives an overview of refugee arrivals and ceilings in the past two decades, glimpsea into the lives of refugees who recently arrived in the United States, and the steps that newly resettled refugees are taking to rebuild their lives from scratch.
November 2018
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Funding Recommendations, Issue Brief
An Escalating Humanitarian Crisis at the San Diego-Tijuana Border: How Philanthropy Can Respond
This two-page issue brief covers the multi-faceted nature of the situation at the San Diego-Tijuana border, its impact on communities on both sides of the border, and how funders can support local efforts to address urgent humanitarian needs and long-term policy and systemic challenges.
November 2018
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Litigation on DACA: What We Know
This issue brief summarizes litigation on DACA since the announced end of the program on September 5, 2017. 
October 2018
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A nine-page issue brief on the proposed "public charge" rule, its anticipated "chilling effect," and how it will change our immigration system.
October 2018
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English Plus Integration: Shifting the Instructional Paradigm for Immigrant Adult Learners to Support Integration Success
This policy brief proposes a new instructional model that maintains a central focus on English acquisition while also building the critical skills and systems knowledge important for long-term integration success.
September 2018
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DHS' Proposed Rule: What May Change With Public Charge
This issue brief explains how the proposed DHS rule to re-make the "public charge" immigration provision would result in discouraging many eligible immigrants from accessing Medicaid and other federal public benefits for fear of negatively effecting their immigration status. 
August 2018
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Trump’s Public-Charge Rule Would Threaten Disabled Immigrants’ Health and Safety
This issue brief discusses how the Trump administration's proposed changes to the public charge rule would negatively impact disabled immigrants. 

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