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INVEST IN 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.

ADVANCE NEWCOMERS’ FULL INTEGRATION INTO 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 use their skills, including apprenticeship programs and other work-based learning models and tailored ESL instruction.

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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. 

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SUPPORT SYSTEMS THAT CHAMPION IMMIGRANTS’ POTENTIAL & SKILLS


Protect the contributions and skills of family-based immigrants

Upwardly Global urges policymakers to continue supporting an immigration system that promotes family reunification.

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Preserve diversity in our workforce

Upwardly Global calls for the continuation of the Diversity Visa program.

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Recognize newcomers’ potential

Upwardly Global supports immigration policies that keep our economy competitive and ensure a robust engagement of immigrants in the economic growth of the country.

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CELEBRATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF REFUGEES AND ASYLEES


Upwardly Global supports programs that encourage the contributions of refugees and asylum seekers to our economy and ensures their full integration into the U.S. workforce.

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