Tag Archives: geography

How Immigrant Businesses Contribute to Place-Making and Community Development

Like many metropolitan areas in the U.S. South, Charlotte, North Carolina has grown rapidly over the past two decades. As the Charlotte Observer Editorial Board recently remarked, “Charlotte, for centuries a Southern town of black and white, has grown overnight into a global city of many hues.” This expansion includes one of the fastest growth […]

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 […]

Migration Geography Research: Immigration Advocacy and New Spaces of Welcome

As the broader conversation around immigration reform in the United States continues, the 2014 special issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers—the premier journal for major research articles in all fields of geography—is devoted to migration. The eighteen papers in this issue cover a lot of ground geographically, investigating migration from, to, […]