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The United States needs doctors, and immigration reform can help

September 23, 2014

As I watch the debate over immigration reform in Washington, D.C., it is apparent our leaders need to be reminded of the implications the issue has for the future of medicine. As the chairman and physician-in-chief of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, I can tell you that one-third of my colleagues here are immigrants. They help provide…

Nashville opens office for immigrant ‘new Americans’

September 22, 2014

Immigrants in Nashville have found a vocal ally in Mayor Karl Dean in recent years, and on Monday he announced the creation of a new Metro office focused exclusively on helping them. By executive order, Dean created the Mayor’s Office of New Americans, or MONA, a city office tasked with involving immigrants in local government,…

10 Reasons the Tech Industry Will Break Down Without Immigration Reform

September 22, 2014

America will face a shortage of more than 220,000 workers with STEM degrees by 2018. More than a quarter of science and engineering firms already report difficulty hiring. In recent years, more than half of the post doctorates in science and engineering at U.S. universities were immigrants. In 2011, 76% of patents awarded to the…

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…

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