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Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (Sept.19-23)

September 23, 2016

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen cited New American Economy research in his latest column. “The strength of the United States is its creative churn,” writes Cohen, in reference to the high percentage of immigrants who start Fortune 500 companies. “In contrast to European states, [we are] hard-wired to reinvention through immigration.” Read: “Worst of the Trumps” The National…

This Week: Welcoming Week

September 19, 2016

Last Friday, September 16, marked the start of this year’s Welcoming Week, an initiative of Welcoming America, which connects local leaders, non-profits, and civic organizations to create inclusive policies and programs aimed at welcoming and integrating newcomers into local communities. Last year, more than 22,000 people participated in Welcoming Week through 245 events in more…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (September 12-16)

September 16, 2016

In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece this week, university professor Rey Koslowski asserts that, while several U.S. states have enacted restrictive immigration measures in recent years, New York State, under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership, “is bucking the trend.” Though immigration policy is decided at the federal level, “New York and its cities have nevertheless…

Weekend Reading: Highlights from this week’s immigration news (September 5-9)

September 9, 2016

KENS5 San Antonio ran a profile piece on University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Engineering Professor Dr. Karen Lozano, one of the nation’s most recognized and respected engineers. After immigrating to the United States from Mexico and earning her bachelors and doctorate degree, Lozano founded FibeRio at UTRGV, a startup that makes it cheaper and more…

#GatewaysKC: A look at the economic impact of immigrants in Kansas City

September 7, 2016

The Kansas City region is one of 20 communities across the country selected to participate in the national Gateways for Growth initiative, an effort sponsored by New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America to welcome and integrate immigrants as part of an economic growth strategy. Though the immigration debate has been divisive along the campaign…

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