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Shaping and Reshaping Identity on Immigrant and Refugee Receptivity

Europe is in a “polycrisis.” That was the theme of a workshop I recently attended, along with colleagues from Kennesaw State University, at the Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen, in Germany. “Polycrisis” in this case refers to the challenges faced by European Union (EU) member states, including financial problems, terrorist threats, and, in particular, the increase in […]

Creating Welcoming Communities for Immigrant and Refugee Integration

On November 20th, President Obama announced that his administration is making modifications to the U.S. immigration system, an announcement formally referred to as Immigration Accountability Executive Action. These executive actions , coming after long debate but inaction in Congress, include deferred action for up to 4.9 million undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. who meet […]

New Geographies of Immigrant Suburban and Metropolitan Settlement

The geography of immigrant settlement in the United States has undergone many transitions. In the past, immigrants largely settled in traditional gateway cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. While those cities continue to receive immigrant newcomers, immigrant settlement patterns in the U.S. today differ dramatically from the past. Not only […]

Cities Highlight Good Ideas for Immigrant Integration at International Conference

As more cities around the world implement innovative strategies to welcome immigrants and newcomers, they’re also sharing what they’ve learned with one another and with other cities exploring ways to become places of welcome. As such, the 2014 Cities of Migration Conference, coordinated by Cities of Migration and the Maytree Foundation, was held in June […]

For Stronger Communities, Cities and Metropolitan Areas Welcome Immigrants

Despite the glacial progress of national immigration reform, local leaders throughout the United States, in places ranging from big cities to small towns, are charting a course for their communities to be places of welcome and inclusion for immigrants and newcomers. Take, for example, Fatima Said, who came to the United States as a refugee […]