Take Action To Advance Inclusion
Upwardly Global is working to build a vibrant U.S. workforce where immigrants, including refugees and asylees, are welcomed, integrated, and fully able to contribute to the economy, their communities, and our shared future.
Our “Invest in Inclusion” agenda outlines policy priorities critical to building a competitive workforce. We are committed to advancing this agenda in partnership with our community of program alumni, volunteers, and U.S. employers. We also work with a growing network of peer organizations, including IMPRINT, a coalition of which Upwardly Global is a founding member.
Check out our policy roadmap for 2021-2025, outlining 15 policy recommendations, which you can read in full here.
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ADVANCE NEWCOMERS’ FULL INCLUSION IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIES
Advance investments in workforce development and education programs
Upwardly Global calls for strong federal, state, and local investments in workforce development programs that connect U.S. workers — including immigrants — with pathways so they can continue utilizing their skills.Read More
Promote policies that foster the potential and professional integration of newcomers
Upwardly Global supports federal, state, and local policies that promote immigrant integration in workforces and communities across the country, which can help us build shared prosperity.Read More
SUPPORT SYSTEMS THAT CHAMPION IMMIGRANTS’ POTENTIAL AND SKILLS
Preserve diversity in our workforce
Upwardly Global calls for the continuation of the Diversity Visa program and the strengthening of USCIS ability to process asylum seekers' work authorization.Read More