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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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Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Each year on September 17, the United States observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution in 1787 and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by […]

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Texas Governor Invokes Nonsensical Statistics on Immigrant Crime in His State

Written by on August 5, 2014 in Border Enforcement, Immigration and Crime with 1 Comment
Texas Governor Invokes Nonsensical Statistics on Immigrant Crime in His State

After more than a century’s worth of studies and reports, you’d think that politicians would have gotten the message: not only are the vast majority of immigrants not criminals, but immigrants are less likely to be criminals than native-born Americans. This is true for both unauthorized immigrants and those who are legally present in the […]

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Why Regional Economies Need Immigration Reform

Why Regional Economies Need Immigration Reform

Comprehensive immigration reform and its array of issues is a hot topic of discussion these days at the national level. Yet while those in Washington continue crafting proposals, states  are most impacted by the country’s current outdated immigration system and are making the economic and moral case for reform, as a recent Chicago Council on […]

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As Chicago Passes Anti-Detainer Ordinance, TRUST Act Awaits Signature in California

As Chicago Passes Anti-Detainer Ordinance, TRUST Act Awaits Signature in California

Lost amongst media coverage of the ongoing teachers’ strike was the passage in Chicago last week of a historic measure that largely prohibits local police from detaining individuals on behalf of federal immigration authorities. Dubbed the “Welcoming City Ordinance,” the measure makes Chicago the latest jurisdiction to push back against immigration “detainers,” the lynchpin of […]

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