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Giving Cities and Regions a Voice in Immigration Policy: Can National Policies Meet Local Demand

Report Author: 
Madeleine Sumption
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Jul

Giving Cities and Regions a Voice in Immigration Policy: Can National Policies Meet Local Demand

What are the potential gains and drawbacks to programs designed to give cities and regions greater control over immigrant admission?  

The Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan: A Roadmap for Change

Report Author: 
Welcoming Pittsburgh
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jun

The Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan: A Roadmap for Change

Shortly after taking office as Mayor of Pittsburgh in 2014, William Peduto launched the Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative, an effort "to improve quality of life and economic prosperity for immigrants and native born residents alike" and to grow the city's population by 20,000 in ten years' time.

Welcoming Nashville: Perspectives and Trends (Executive Summary)

Report Author: 
Welcoming America & Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Research Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jun

Welcoming Nashville: Perspectives and Trends (Executive Summary)

As Nashville became a more diverse and international city, it experienced major economic gains and garnered a reputation for creativity and innovation.

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Chinese Immigration in the United States

Report Author: 
Kate Hooper and Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jan

Chinese Immigration in the United States

Chinese immigrants to the U.S. tend to be more highly educated and earn higher wages than both their native-born and foreign-born counterparts. This is one of the findings of "Chinese Immigrants in the United States," a brief by the Migration Policy Institute.

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

Report Author: 
Karthick Ramakrishnan & Farah A. Ahmad
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Apr

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

During the last decade, more immigrants came to the U.S. from Asia than from any other region of the world, including Latin America. However, as authors Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah A. Ahmad argue, data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are not easily available or presented in an accessible fashion.

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Reimagining the Midwest: Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership

Report Author: 
Juliana Kerr, Paul McDaniel, Melissa Guinan
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Sep

Reimagining the Midwest:  Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership

In the face of federal inaction on immigration policy, city, state and regional leaders in the Midwest are implementing measures to encourage economic growth and build stronger communities by integrating immigrants.

Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development

Report Author: 
Paul McDaniel
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Jan

Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development

Several areas of the country are seeking to attract immigrants and to foster their economic integration as part of a new strategy to spur economic growth and stem population decline.

Undocumented Immigrants' State and Local Tax Contributions

Report Author: 
Matthew Gardner, Sebastian Johnson, & Meg Wiehe
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

Undocumented Immigrants' State and Local Tax Contributions

New data on unauthorized immigrants as taxpayers demonstrate how some immigration reform policies will affect tax revenue for state and local governments.

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2015 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity: National Trends

Report Author: 
Robert W. Fairlie, Arnobio Morelix, E.J. Reedy, & Joshua Russell
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jun

2015 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity: National Trends

Immigrants now account for 28.5 percent of all new entrepreneurs in the United States and are almost twice as likely than the native-born to become entrepreneurs (0.52 percent for the foreign-born vs. 0.27 percent for the native-born).

Hispanic Immigration and US Economic Growth

Report Author: 
IHS Economics
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Feb

Hispanic Immigration and US Economic Growth   

The growth rate of the U.S. economy's labor force will decrease to around 0.6 percent per year from 2020 to 2034 as Baby Boomers continue to retire in large numbers.

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