Immigration and ESL Policy Update

181 views

Published on

What is happening with comprehensive immigration reform, and what is the impact on adult education and ESL? What other national initiatives are addressing immigrant integration? Presentation at the US Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL) in Washington, DC. (November 2013)

Published in: Education, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
181
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Immigration and ESL Policy Update

  1. 1. John Segota, CAE U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy November 1, 2103 1 11/2/13
  2. 2. Agenda •  WIA Reauthorization •  Immigration Reform •  Integration
  3. 3. WIA Reauthorization •  S. 1356 – Workforce Investment Act of 2013 –  HR  798  –  Workforce  Investment  Act  of  2013   •  HR 803 – Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (“SKILLS”) Act •  S. 1400 – Adult Education and Economic Growth Act
  4. 4. S 1356 & S 1400 •  Add ESL as a core purpose to WIA •  Authorize the EL/Civics program •  Incorporate career pathways and integrated training into WIA Title II •  Authorize more funding for
 WIA Title II
  5. 5. Immigration Reform •  S. 744 – Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act! –  Border Security" –  Pathway to
 citizenship" –  DREAM Act"
  6. 6. Immigration Reform •  Piecemeal approach –  H.R.  1417  –  Border  Security  Results  Act   –  H.R.  1772  –  Legal  Workforce  Act   –  H.R.  2278  –  Strengthen  and  ForHfy  Enforcement   (SAFE)  Act   –  H.R.  2131  –  Supplying  Knowledge-­‐based  Immigrants   and  LiQing  Levels  of  STEM  (SKILLS)  Visas  Act     •  H.R. 15 - Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act!
  7. 7. Deferred Action on
 Childhood Arrivals •  Eligibility criteria! •  Application procedure! •  Protection from deportation – 2 years! •  Possible employment authorization! •  Not a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship! !
  8. 8. Integration •  H.R.1258 - Strengthen & Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Development (SUCCEED) Act of 2013 •  H.R. 2517 – Families Learning and Understanding English Together (FLUENT) Act of 2013
  9. 9. Integration Initiatives •  New Americans Citizenship and Immigration Initiative –  LinguisHc  IntegraHon     –  Economic  IntegraHon     –  Civics  IntegraHon       •  USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program –  hVp://www.uscis.gov/grants  
  10. 10. TESOL International Association http://www.tesol.org E-mail: jsegota@tesol.org Twitter: @JohnSegota SlideShare.net

×