Why US cities are fighting to attract immigrants”

Ted Hesson in The Atlantic:

But immigration, on the whole, bolsters the workforce and adds to the nation’s overall economic activity. Look at the impact on cities that attract the most foreign-born residents. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston are all major immigrant destinations and also economic powerhouses, accounting for roughly one-fifth of the country’s gross domestic product.

This article is about a year old, but the data points it contains are good to remember as political rhetoric ramps up over the next couple of months.


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September 13, 2016 · city · immigration · the Atlantic · economy

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