10 May 2013

Thematic Focus: Work Issues

Upcoming event:

Labour Migration and Refugee Protection – a Contradiction?, Prague, 3-4 June 2013 [info]
- Register by 18 May 2013.


Agreement Reached in National Class Action Lawsuit on Work Authorization for Asylum Seekers (ImmigrationProf Blog, April 2013) [text]

The Benefits of Granting Third Country Nationals Equal Rights to Work (ENARgy, April 2013) [text]
- From the European Network against Racism.

The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State (Immigration Policy Center, Jan. 2012) [access]
- Note: Some state factsheets were updated May 2013.

How a Stateless Refugee Overcame Low Self-Esteem to Become a Successful Entrepreneur (Huffington Post, April 2013) [text]

"Immigration Reform Overlooks Asylum-seekers - Harsh Rules Enacted in 1996 Prevent Them from Working for Months or Years, Making Many Destitute," Los Angeles Times, 25 April 2013 [text]

The Plight of an Ethiopian Refugee Searching for Work in Nairobi (Refugee Work Rights, May 2013) [text]

Web sites:

Asylum Seeking and Work (ASAW) [access]
- "The main objective of ASAW is to raise the awareness of employment issues in the reception of asylum seekers in relation to the implementation of concerning EU directives."

Higher Advantage [access]
- A program of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) that "provides newcomer workforce solutions to corporations across the U.S. while supporting career entry and advancement for resettled refugees and other new Americans."

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