Can Immigrants Revive U.S. Cities?

Neal Peirce discusses the effects of immigration on U.S. cities and observes that cities with declining populations are making conscious efforts to attract immigrants.
December 10, 2001, 4pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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New York City was the "epicenter in the 1990s of an immigrant-led revival that has driven the city's population to a historic high of 8 million, breathed fresh life and energy into ravaged urban neighborhoods...and propelled a revived regional economy forward... New York was not unique--cities such as Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles benefited solidly from immigrants...The latest, fascinating wrinkle in the immigrant game is a wave of conscious efforts to draw foreigners into cities that are anxious for more growth."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, December 9, 2001 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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