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Why is Immigrant Integration Important?

When states and municipalities pass and implement anti-immigrant legislation, they are an example of cutting off the nose to spite the face. Arizona did this with S.B. 1070, Alabama did it with H.B 56, and Georgia did it with H.B. 87. Families, communities, and economies within those states suffered as a result. In these instances, […]

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 […]