Policy Insights 2018 Conference

January 5, 2018 by

What does a vision for economic justice and shared prosperity look like?

You are invited to join us for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges the new year will provide. MECEP’s Policy Insights 2018 Conference will take place Wednesday, January 31, at the Senator Inn in Augusta.

Policy Insights 2018 will give attendees the tools to understand and influence the most important policy discussions coming up in 2018 — … Read the rest

#DefendDACA: Dreamers are good for jobs and the economy 

August 23, 2017 by
Marpheen Chann

Marpheen Chann

New Mainers are part of the solution to Maine’s demographic problems and help us fill labor needs. Beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or “Dreamers”, are those who came to America as minors, have built and maintained their lives here, and know no other place as home. That is why we need to stop the efforts to dismantle DACA and allow Dreamers to fully participate and … Read the rest

Proposed RAISE act immigration limits would harm Maine’s economy

August 4, 2017 by

Marpheen Chann

President Trump’s proposed Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (Raise) Act, currently pending in Congress, will put into place a poorly designed points-based system that would limit the number of working-age immigrants that Maine needs to fill jobs. 

The proposal would halve the number of lawful, permanent immigrants coming into the U.S. each year and limit the ability of their relatives to join them. It would also cap the admittance … Read the rest