Reports and Resources:
Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act NowIn light of the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, CCCIE stands ready to assist students and their families and ensure that all immigrant students, especially DACA and non-DACA undocumented youth, have full opportunities to pursue their educational and career goals. Read more for actions to take and resources to share to #DefendDACA now.
Read CCCIE’s New BlogOur three part blog is on the topic of skilled immigrants and refugees, who arrive in the U.S. with significant experience in professional and technical fields, yet often times end up unemployed or working in low-wage, survival jobs. This significant “brain waste” in the skilled immigrant population is occurring while many open jobs are going unfilled because there aren’t enough qualified candidates to fill them. Part 1 is on Systems Navigation; Part 2 deals with Creating a New Curriculum and Part 3 talks about Gaining U.S. Work Experience Through Volunteering.
Highlights of CCCIE’s WorkCCCIE is pleased to share highlights of our work, best practices, and resources to help your college strengthen its immigrant education and integration initiatives and accelerate success of adult ESL learners. Read more.
Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: An Online Toolkit for Community Colleges and CBOsCCCIE and WES Global Talent Bridge developed this online toolkit that community college and CBO practitioners can use to integrate foreign-educated students into college programs and careers. You’ll find best practices, success stories, videos, checklists, and other interactive tools.
Call to Action: Submit Comments on Proposed “Public Charge” RuleCCCIE and the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration have called the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed “public charge” rule harmful and counterproductive, and have noted the proposed regulations, published in the Federal Register on October 10, would negatively impact many immigrant and international students and others, and create new burdens and concerns for higher education. We encourage you to modify this higher education template letter with information specific to your institution and submit on regulations.gov by December 10.The template outlines 10 critical concerns for higher education and includes tips on how to modify your comment and ensure it is counted as a separate submission. Please send a copy of your comment letter to Jill.CasnerLotto@cccie.org and firstname.lastname@example.org so we can track the number of colleges and universities submitting institutional comments.
Presidents for New American Success PledgeCCCIE is launching an exciting new initiative—a College Presidents Campaign to engage additional community college presidents across the country in CCCIE’s mission. Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY Is proud to host CCCIE and be part of this national initiative. Read more about our Presidents for New American Success Pledge and sign on.
New Bipartisan Dream Act of 2017The recently announced bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, which would provide legal permanent residence and eventual citizenship to eligible undocumented youth who arrived in the U.S. as children, includes some new provisions especially relevant to the diverse immigrant student population at community colleges. The bill, introduced by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham, comes at a critical time as 10 states have threatened to sue the federal government if if the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is not abolished before September 5, 2017. Read more .
Learning the Language of RetailThe retail sector has one of the highest levels of limited English proficient workers. The National Immigration Forum, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, CCCIE, and Miami Dade College are collaborating to develop a scalable, contextualized ESL program, Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce, to help retailers build stronger career pathways for their employees. Read more and view this multi-media report and the Forum’s New American Workforce blog.