Tag: immigrant integration

Start Making Sense: Support Common Sense Immigration Reform

Comprehensive immigration reform is on hold in Washington while lawmakers are home for the August recess. Take advantage of this opportunity to encourage Congress to act on immigration reform. Immigration reform remains an economic imperative for cities, with several recent studies demonstrating the benefits to both the national economy and to local economies. Common sense

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The Latest in Economic Development

This week’s blog discusses a Brookings event focused on skilled immigrants, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City summit held last week, a book review by the Urbanophile’s Aaron Renn, and new trends in venture capital. Comment below or send to common@nlc.org. Get the last edition of “The Latest in Economic Development” here. Last week, 

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An Immigrant’s Perspective: The Importance of Resource Access Programs

This post is by Michelle Burgess of NLC’s Center for Research and Innovation’s Municipal Action for Immigration (MAII) program. Imagine for a moment that you are an immigrant to the United States. You hope to make this new country your home, and yet, many of the customs and culture confuse you. Most likely, you have

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Bringing immigrants into the mainstream banking fold

New immigrants have a great deal to gain from using the U.S. banking system and so do local communities and businesses. Local efforts to help immigrants save and become financially literate promote stable neighborhoods and contribute to the economic vitality of the community. In Rogers, Ark., financial literacy programs not only created a wider customer

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