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Immigrants and WIOA Services: Comparison of Sociodemographic Characteristics of Native- and Foreign-Born Adults in the United States

Posted on 04/25/2016

Fact sheet

The Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy has released a set of state-level fact sheets examining key characteristics of adult native- and foreign-born populations and the relevance of these characteristics to implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Policies guiding WIOA’s implementation will have a significant impact on the ability of immigrants and refugees to access and benefit from our country’s adult education and workforce training programs. These fact sheets are intended to serve as a roadmap to identify key concerns at stake in the law’s implementation, and a source of objective data to assist policymakers and community stakeholders in ensuring equitable implementation of the law.

Fact sheets in the series—now covering the 20 states with the largest numbers of immigrant and refugee residents—can be accessed at: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/immigrants-and-wioa-services-comparison-sociodemographic-characteristics-native-and-foreign External link opens in new window or tab

Source: CDE Adult Education Office e-mail to the field