This factsheet examines the size and characteristics of the immigrant workforce and explores key strategies that organizations in three cities are using to support training this population.
More than 1 in 3 Californians was born in another country, and the state’s workforce system is moving to address systems-alignment and coordination issues to improve services to immigrants and English Language Learners. On May 1, the California Workforce Development Board and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency announced the award of five grants to local workforce boards to support pilot “Workforce Navigator” programs over the next 18 months.
This article explores the reasons for earning inequalities among farmworkers. Using national data from the US Department of Labor’s National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS), we detail and examine differences in earnings among farmworkers based on certain characteristics identified in prior literature.
A report on the growing demand for bilingual talent in major industries in the United States. The research looks at online job posting data acquired by Burning Glass Technologies, a leading labor market analytics firm that searches 40,000 job boards daily.
Immigrants in the country illegally can apply for professional licenses under a new California law that aims to integrate them into the working world and generate new tax dollars for the state.
This brief uses the newly released Equality of Opportunity Project data to examine the upward income mobility of students who attended MSIs compared to students who did not.
Innovative approaches to helping low-wage earners get better jobs focus first on brushing up on skills they might have graduated from high school without.
This 16-page playbook considers both the “why” and the “how” of building more welcoming local economies, including strategies and best practices.
The Trump administration is considering another extreme reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
By dramatically reducing the admission cap for the upcoming fiscal year, the Trump administration seems to be abandoning the country’s long-standing commitment to helping those fleeing war and persecution.
Home sweet home. Home is safety. Home is comfort. Home is familiar. What happens when you need to flee your home?
As the Trump administration continues to advance policies that further criminalize Black, Brown, and immigrant communities, the private prison and detention industry is experiencing renewed opportunities for growth.
Private foundations, including some that have never supported immigration issues before, have dedicated millions of dollars in quick-turnaround grants to provide legal and health services for immigrant families caught up in the Trump administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policies.
This report profiles the experiences of five asylum-seeking families who are divided by detention. It provides a preliminary analysis of how this separation occurs, and the impact this separation can have on families’ well-being and ability to access humanitarian protection.
This journal article explores what happens to these children once they are separated from their families by examining the nature of the services and programs provided while they are in temporary foster care.
This 15-page report considers Latino children's coverage rate improvements, health coverage inequities, and geographical concentrations of uninsured Latino children.
This infographic considers the arguments for divesting from private prisons, including their political influence, role in mass incarceration, the tax breaks and revenue they generate, and their cost to taxpayers.
This report analyzes DHS data to find that family separation has not deterred families from coming to the United States in the past.
This factsheet looks at the family case management program as a lower-cost alternative to family incarceration.
These recommendations call for urgent action to rapidly reunify separated children with their families and end detention that has taken place as a result of family separation at the U.S. border with Mexico.