Tag: New Americans

50 Welcoming Communities Honored at the White House

Written by on July 1, 2016 in Integration with 0 Comments
50 Welcoming Communities Honored at the White House

More than 50 U.S. cities and counties were honored at the White House on Thursday, for their work in creating inclusive and welcoming communities that engage in local immigrant integration efforts. The localities honored are part of the Building Welcoming Communities Campaign—a partnership among The White House Task Force on New Americans, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]

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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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Millions of Immigrants Could Become U.S. Citizens—and Voters

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Demographics, Elections with 0 Comments
Millions of Immigrants Could Become U.S. Citizens—and Voters

Politicians who demonize immigrants do so at their own peril. Immigrants are already a key voting bloc in many states. And they are only going to get stronger as more and more of them become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and, ultimately, U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. Needless to say, all of these potential […]

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Nebraska and Alabama Changing Their Stride on Immigration

Written by on May 29, 2015 in State and Local with 0 Comments
Nebraska and Alabama Changing Their Stride on Immigration

In 2010 and 2011, Nebraska and Alabama made national headlines for their anti-immigrant measures. Fremont, Nebraska passed a local ordinance to check immigration status of renters, and Alabama passed HB 56, the most restrictive anti-immigrant state legislation in history. However in 2015, we’re seeing a changing tide in these states from punishment towards pragmatism. This […]

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White House Task Force Unveils Federal Immigrant Integration Recommendations

Written by on April 20, 2015 in Integration with 1 Comment
White House Task Force Unveils Federal Immigrant Integration Recommendations

In cities and states across the country, there has been growing momentum towards building better immigrant and refugee integration programs . Yet there hasn’t been an official federal immigrant integration strategy until now. Last week, the White House Task Force on New Americans—an interagency effort to develop a coordinated federal strategy to better integrate newcomers […]

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Groups Recommend How the White House Could Boost Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Groups Recommend How the White House Could Boost Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Immigrant entrepreneurs and small business owners contribute to local economies, often forming the backbone of neighborhoods. As part of his November announcement on immigration executive action, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum that creates a White House Task Force on New Americans to explore ways to strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration. The task force […]

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The Cost of Citizenship is a Barrier for Some Immigrants

Written by on January 9, 2015 in Demographics, Integration with 7 Comments
The Cost of Citizenship is a Barrier for Some Immigrants

Of the 13.3 million legal permanent residents (LPRs) in the United States, 8.8 million are currently eligible for citizenship. Many, however, are not making the leap from legal permanent resident status to citizen. The number of those naturalizing has been less than 800,000 for the past five consecutive years, and in 2013, a mere 8.9 […]

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How Mayors Are Supporting Obama’s Immigration Actions

Written by on December 1, 2014 in Executive Action, Integration with 1 Comment
How Mayors Are Supporting Obama’s Immigration Actions

Mayors around the country are voicing their support for executive action on immigration and are exploring how their cities can better align with the White House’s announced changes. At least 25 mayors from around the country have formed Cities United for Immigration Action, a coalition to support and implement executive action on immigration. “Our cities […]

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President Obama: ‘I Will Not Give Up’ On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Written by on November 21, 2014 in Executive Action, News Flash with 1 Comment
President Obama: ‘I Will Not Give Up’ On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Following his address Thursday night explaining his plan to use executive authority to improve parts of the U.S. immigration system, President Obama gave a speech in Las Vegas further detailing why his immigration executive action is just the next step. “Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time, and everybody knows it,” […]

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Power of New American, Latino, and Asian Voters Continues to Grow

Written by on October 23, 2014 in Demographics, Elections with 1 Comment
Power of New American, Latino, and Asian Voters Continues to Grow

The U.S. electorate is undergoing a seismic shift that is playing itself out over the course of decades. As the American Immigration Council describes in a new report, “New Americans”—immigrants who are naturalized U.S. citizens, as well as the native-born children of immigrants—comprise a growing share of voters in the United States. The same is […]

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