Monday, 22 of December of 2014

Category » Immigration and Integration

Immigration Reform Update, An Adult & Family Literacy Perspective

By Jeff Carter, Guest Blogger and NCL Board Member, with Ellen Fern, Washington Partners LLC

After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” released a comprehensive immigration reform bill on April 16th. The bill would allow the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship while providing for additional security along the nation’s southern border.

If enacted, the ”Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S.744) would be the first major overhaul to the nation’s immigration laws since 1986. It would create a 13-year…

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Speak Out on Immigration Reform!

By Jackie Taylor and Marcie Foster, NCL Advocacy Co-Chairs

Photo Courtesy of the International Learning Center, Milwaukee, WI

The National Coalition for Literacy is working on developing proposals that would support immigrant integration as an important component of immigration reform. We’re tackling questions such as–

Should previously undocumented immigrants need to become proficient in English in order to get on a path to citizenship?

How can the existing adult education system be a

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What Passage of the DREAM Act Means for Adult Education

—A Public Policy Update on Adult Education and Literacy, Part III

By Jackie Taylor With Heidi Silver-Pacuilla and John Segota

The DREAM Act was passed last week in the House and the Senate is expected to vote on it, with amendments, before the 111th Congress ends. The Migration Policy Institute has just released revised total and state-level estimates of the unauthorized youth and young adults who might be eligible for conditional legal status. Grassroots groups, like the National Council of LaRaza, the [ Read More → ]


Implementing the Vision: Initiatives and Resources to Foster Integration Through the Naturalization Process

This workshop will highlight the demographic trends and policy developments leading U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to encourage civic participation by providing tools and resources for immigrants and communities that serve them to facilitate the naturalization process and celebrate citizenship.

Wednesday, March 17, 2:45 – 3:35 pm

Northwest Seven (Lower Level)

Presenter:

Rachael Shaw, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Handouts:

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