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Immigration

Our immigration system is broken and needs comprehensive reform. Comprehensive reform would address all aspects of our immigration system, not just focus on enforcement measures, for example, or on updating a single kind of visa.
Apr 17, 2015   Shelterforce
If the high level of entrepreneurship among immigrant populations is part culture, part economic necessity, what can community development organizations do to foster their success?
Apr 2, 2015   Rooflines
During the year 2014, a record number of people chose to make their home in King County, Washington. And 2015 may shape up to shatter last year's record.
Mar 30, 2015   The Seattle Times
The recent glut of luxury development, gentrification, and high rents has been frequently condemned. But what factors affecting affordability might that discussion miss?
Mar 2, 2015   New York YIMBY
The Journal of Planning Education and Research annually honors the author of the best paper of the previous year with the Chester Rapkin Award. Dr. Blog Post
Nov 20, 2014   By JPER
The immigration trends in the United States are both changing quickly and a long time in the making, according to new research by the Pew Research Center
Jul 11, 2014   Five Thirty Eight
Dara Lind provides insight on new data on U.S. naturalizations released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In all, 779,929 immigrants became U.S. citizens in 2013.
Jun 9, 2014   Vox
The Paul Taylor and the Pew Research Center have released a new book called The Next America, which describes a country in the “throes of a demographic overhaul.”
Apr 15, 2014   Pew Research Center
An article on the Metro Trends Blog finds that data do not support the common narrative that young people are moving to cities in huge numbers. Most cities, according to the study, lost more adults aged 20-35 than they gained between 2000 and 2012.
Apr 13, 2014   Metro Trends
“A City of Neighborhoods,” a new exhibit at the Boston Public Library, uses maps to illustrate how waves of immigration shaped the city and its neighborhoods throughout the 20th century.
Mar 24, 2014   Wired
The vote to approve restrictions on immigration passed narrowly with 50.3 percent of the vote. The main repercussion may be how it impacts trading with its neighbors in the EU as immigration quotas may invalidate a 1999 treaty allowing free movement.
Feb 11, 2014   The New York Times