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Immigration

August 10, 2019, 7am PDT
St. Louis’ Mosaic Project offers an example of how U.S. cities can welcome foreign talent and benefit from their skills.
The Brookings Institute
August 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Lynda Lopez argues that transit advocates should be immigrant allies during crackdowns.
Streetsblog Chicago
Blog post
June 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
After growing in the first half of the decade, some cities might be losing population. Is this because of the pace of immigration has slowed?
Michael Lewyn
June 5, 2019, 9am PDT
The Pew Research Center this week released its most recent "Facts on U.S. Immigrants" report.
Pew Research Center
May 6, 2019, 9am PDT
Population data released May 1 by the Department of Finance reveals the Golden State's lowest population growth rate on record, at 0.47 percent.
Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2019, 2pm PST
The story of informal housing is one of changing racial and class demographics, economic opportunity and needs, and regulatory control.
Boom California
October 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
Spokane city government went forward with the ordinance after they were unable to reach an agreement with the federal agency.
The Gonzaga Bulletin
July 23, 2018, 8am PDT
Rather than projecting when the 50 million milestone will be reached, demographic and political indicators predict the state's population is more likely to decline, according to Joe Mathews of Zócalo Public Square.
Zocalo Public Square
July 18, 2018, 10am PDT
As recently as a half-generation ago, California passed anti-immigrant laws, routinely elected Republican politicians, and wallowed in land use laws—like Prop. 13—enacted by conservatives. Manuel Pastor explains California's change of heart.
California Planning & Development Report
May 21, 2018, 5am PDT
Births and birth rates dropped to a 30-year low, not an issue of concern yet, but if the trend continues, the U.S. could join other developed nations that must deal with the consequences of an aging population. Immigration plays an uncertain factor.
NPR: The Two-Way
May 13, 2018, 11am PDT
Kathleen Pender, business columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, points to two reasons why home prices rise amidst a Bay Area exodus to other states. On a state level, out-migration shows California's strong but dysfunctional economy.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 30, 2018, 10am PDT
While migration bolsters the populations of outer suburbs in the West and the South, their counterparts in the East and the Midwest show signs of decline. That includes well-off areas.
The New York Times
February 22, 2018, 8am PST
The effects of one of the Trump Administration's most aggressive policy objectives, a crackdown on illegal immigration, have differed by region.
Pew Research Center
August 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The government of Canada is scrambling to build a policy in response to growing numbers of asylum seekers crossing the border between the United States and Canada.
The Globe and Mail
August 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Also, the House of Representatives has approved the funding president trump wants for the wall, but the Senate is likely to balk.
Associated Press via Denver Post
May 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
According to this opinion piece, the tales of urbanizing Canada are overblown. "We're a suburban nation," says one of the sources quoted in the article.
The Globe and Mail
May 18, 2017, 10am PDT
Bucking Texas political stereotypes, Houston is standing by its immigrant community. One reason: the city is one of country's most racially diverse.
Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2017, 6am PDT
Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are a growing factor in the demand for new housing. In the long term (or sooner), the Trump Administration's hard line on newcomers could lead to instability for the rest of us.
The Guardian
March 2, 2017, 8am PST
Politico explores some of the projects that could be scrapped as a result of being located in sanctuary cities.
Politico
March 1, 2017, 11am PST
The 800,000 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County are at the opposite end of the socioeconomic spectrum from the 1,900 employees at Snapchat. The fate of both populations have deep implications for L.A.'s housing crisis.
California Planning & Development Report