With an uptick in migrations from Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Latin America, Upwardly Global’s 2023 policy goals will focus on ensuring immigrant and refugee voices are surfaced in conversations about high-impact policy and policy implementation, particularly those that affect our community’s ability to obtain skill-aligned employment as well as lawful pathways to U.S residency.
In this document, we lay out our top four priorities, which are:
- Ensure that Afghan newcomers can stay and work in the United States through passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act or administrative action.
- Support high-impact federal guidelines that remove barriers for immigrant and refugee workforce inclusion.
- Ensure immigrant and refugee women are included in the parental leave and wage gap movements.
- Support healthcare licensing reform efforts in Illinois and New York.
View the PDF report for an in-depth breakdown of Upwardly Global’s policy priorities.