Immigration Law

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Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A potent combination of declining population growth and economic stagnation has led many cities and metropolitan regions to rethink how to reinvigorate their communities. The Midwest is a prime example of this trend. According to the Chicago Council... Read More

Midwest Economy Needs Immigration Reform: Juliana Kerr
Posted on 27 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Chicago Council on Global Affairs issued a report in February ( view the PDF ) in which a bipartisan group of more than 50 leaders including corporate CEOs, university presidents, small-business owners, doctors, mayors, lawyers, sheriffs, advocacy... Read More

Midwest Farm Town, Transformed by Immigration, Thrives
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Beardstown lost population from 1980 to 2000, from 7,232 to 5,766, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But it grew from 2000 to 2010, back up to 6,123. Blacks increased from 52 to 360, while the number of Latinos grew from 1,032 to 1,994. The... Read More

Immigrants Needed to Bolster Midwest Economy: Report
Posted on 25 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Chicago Council, Aug. 24, 2017 - "The leisure and hospitality sector is a crucial part of the Midwest economy. Its vitality increasingly depends on immigrant workers and entrepreneurs, as US-born workers—with increasingly higher levels of education... Read More

Immigration Key to Future of the Midwest, Leaders Say
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]mmigration reform is key to the economic future of the Midwest and its ability to globally compete for talent, said a bipartisan group of business and civic leaders who gathered at the National Press Building in Washington D.C. for a conference... Read More

Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend a Welcoming Hand to Immigrants
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DAYTON, Ohio — "Fighting back from the ravages of industrial decline, this city adopted a novel plan two years ago to revive its economy and its spirits: become a magnet for immigrants. The Dayton City Commission voted to make the city “immigrant... Read More

Twitter Chat Today @ 2:00: Reimagining the Midwest - Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Elected and civic leaders throughout the Midwest are recognizing that they have a role to play in shaping immigration policy despite inaction at the federal level, according to a report released by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the American... Read More

Lessons From the Immigration Histories of Midwestern Cities
Posted on 20 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CCGA, Sept. 18, 2017 - "Cities of the American Midwest were largely built by immigration. Immigrants and their children were a key component of the population growth these cities experienced in the early decades of the last century. In the 1920s... Read More