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How Welcoming Immigrants Gave Chicago, Dayton, and Nashville a Boost

How Welcoming Immigrants Gave Chicago, Dayton, and Nashville a Boost

Three geographically diverse cities have created more welcoming environments for immigrants and each has implemented initiatives that promote immigrant entrepreneurship and innovation in their communities, to the benefit of all residents. Their efforts are detailed in the report “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Welcoming Cities: Lessons from Chicago, Dayton, and Nashville.” The report highlights the fact […]

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Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2015

Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close we revisit the year’s most-read blog posts on ImmigrationImpact.com. The top 10 posts include analysis of the presidential candidate’s immigration policy positions, developments on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as the ongoing legal battle around President Obama’s executive actions. It also includes posts on the contributions […]

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America Offered Them Protection and They Became Part of America

Written by on December 22, 2015 in Humanitarian Protection, Integration, Refugee Status with 0 Comments
America Offered Them Protection and They Became Part of America

In 2015, displaced people around the world faced incredible challenges. The well-being of refugees and the policy decisions affecting them are still at the forefront of many people’s minds. Some communities have held local rallies to demonstrate their support, while others have taken to social media to defend refugees using hashtags like #RefugeesWelcome. Yet anti-refugee […]

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Recognizing the Vital Contributions Foreign Born Veterans Make to the U.S. Military

Written by on November 11, 2015 in Integration with 0 Comments
Recognizing the Vital Contributions Foreign Born Veterans Make to the U.S. Military

Immigrants bring tremendous skills, talents, and energy to our country – including to our military forces. It’s important to recognize the essential impact immigrant veterans, standing shoulder to shoulder with native-born soldiers, have made and will continue to make within the ranks of the U.S. military. Here’s how the U.S. military is strengthened by diversity in its […]

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Immigrants Integrating As Well, If Not Better, Than Previous Generations, Report Finds

Written by on September 22, 2015 in Integration with 0 Comments
Immigrants Integrating As Well, If Not Better, Than Previous Generations, Report Finds

If you have been paying even a little attention to the Presidential debates, you might have picked up on the theme cast by some that there is something terribly wrong with today’s immigrants. That somehow they are not assimilating into U.S. society as well as the waves of immigrants who came before them. However, this […]

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Citizenship Day to Be Celebrated Around the Country

Written by on September 16, 2015 in Integration with 0 Comments
Citizenship Day to Be Celebrated Around the Country

Related Content: Why Legalization Must Lead to Citizenship September 17 marks Citizenship and Constitution Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the United States’ constitution and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. The day is marked by ceremonies and celebrations around the country, including over 50 naturalization ceremonies throughout September, […]

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Welcoming Week Honors Immigrant Contributions and Builds Bridges in Local Communities

Written by on September 14, 2015 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
Welcoming Week Honors Immigrant Contributions and Builds Bridges in Local Communities

The heated political rhetoric so far in the 2016 presidential campaign has often been at the expense of immigrants. And the policy solutions put forth by some candidates have centered around punitive, impractical measures that are out of touch with the humane approach most Americans want to see with respect to immigration reform. However, the […]

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Annual Review of State-Level Immigration Policy Still Trending Pro-Immigrant

Written by on August 11, 2015 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
Annual Review of State-Level Immigration Policy Still Trending Pro-Immigrant

After long legal battles over punitive, state anti-immigration laws like Arizona’s SB1070 and Alabama’s HB56, state governments learned the limits on what types of immigration policies they can set at the local level. Since then, states have begun moving in a new direction by more generally enacting state immigration laws that seek to protect, integrate […]

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A Nation of Immigrants Celebrates Fourth of July by Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens

Written by on July 3, 2015 in Integration with 3 Comments
A Nation of Immigrants Celebrates Fourth of July by Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens

While the Fourth of July invokes excitement as many Americans prepare to spend time with family, attend parades and watch fireworks shows, 4,000 immigrants are participating in a different sort of celebration. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is celebrating Independence Day by swearing-in over 4,000 new U.S. Citizens between July 1-4. There are […]

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Immigrants Contribute to North Carolina’s Economic Vitality

Written by on June 18, 2015 in Economics, Integration with 0 Comments
Immigrants Contribute to North Carolina’s Economic Vitality

With one of the highest growth rates for the immigrant population since 1990, there is mounting evidence that North Carolina’s immigrant population is a crucial contributor to the state’s economy. A new report from the North Carolina Justice Center finds that immigrants generate a larger share of economic activity in North Carolina than their share […]

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