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Reed: Atlanta Will Welcome Immigrants

September 17, 2014

Immigrants are welcome in Atlanta. That’s the message Mayor Kasim Reed sent Wednesday when he announced the recommendations of the Welcoming Atlanta Working Group he appointed in April. Standing in front of the Center for Civil and Human Rights downtown, Mayor Reed said the group submitted 20 recommendations to help immigrants integrate. “Some of the specific recommendations include…

Atlanta mayor announces plans for welcoming new arrivals

September 17, 2014

Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday announced his administration will create an office of multicultural affairs as part of Atlanta’s efforts to create a welcoming environment for everyone regardless of race, ethnicity or native country. The mayor also disclosed the Atlanta Police Department will create a “multicultural liaison unit.” Further, city police and prosecutors will target people who…

Don’t forget about the economics of immigration reform

September 17, 2014

The crisis on the border might be dominating headlines when it comes to immigration. It’s an important aspect of the issue, but it should not be our only focus when it comes to improving our broken system. Ohio Agri-Women, a group dedicated to promoting and improving agriculture for the benefit of Ohioans and the world…

10 Indicators That Immigrants Initiate Job Creation

September 16, 2014

40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Immigrants are more than twice as likely as the native-born to start a business. Immigrants are 13% of the US pop but started 28% of US companies founded in 2011. Immigrants create 25% of new businesses in the fastest growing sectors of the…

10 Reasons Your Wallet Should Want Immigration Reform

September 9, 2014

Immigration reform would increase real GDP by 5.4% over the next 20 years. A 5.4% increase in GDP would add $1.4 trillion to the U.S. economy. Immigration reform would also decrease federal deficits by $1.2 trillion over the next 20 years. The U.S. would see a $66 billion boost in federal tax collection over 10 years from immigration reform. Immigration reform…

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