May 25, 2011, 11am PDT
The Tennessee town of Shelbyville has become a new center for Somalian refugees. A new documentary looks at what the influx of this group has meant to the city and its people.
May 21, 2011, 11am PDT
Keeping America innovative means maintaining its power to lure in immigrants, according to this article. But as it argues, that lure is fading.
March 17, 2011, 2pm PDT
Urban Omnibus takes of tour of Queens' Jackson Heights neighborhood with author Suketu Mehta, exploring the vibrant urban culture that has permeated the neighborhood even before Mehta's family moved in in 1977.
January 14, 2011, 12pm PST
For many immigrants in Los Angeles, bicycling is the only viable way to get around. A group of activists is trying to make that transportation reality safer and more reliable.
December 15, 2010, 11am PST
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that new immigrants have been heading to small towns and suburban areas rather than big cities over the past decade.
July 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
New York's historically Italian Little Italy is steadily being transformed by its growing Mexican population.
April 29, 2010, 5am PDT
New research shows that recent immigrants are twice as likely to ride bicycles as other Americans. Though the health impact is beneficial, the ridership is less likely to continue in the second generation.
April 17, 2010, 7am PDT
While a new analysis of census data revealed the importance of immigrants to regions and refuted commonly held beliefs, it revealed a clear preference for high-skilled immigrants which in turn is influencing federal legislation.
The New York Times - U.S.
December 1, 2009, 7am PST
A significant portion of greater Cleveland's economy is driven by its immigrant population, according to a new report.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 18, 2009, 11am PDT
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at a collaborative effort in New York City to get immigrant populations better engaged in the city's public parks.
July 31, 2009, 11am PDT
The population of illegal immigrants in Arizona has dropped by a third, the biggest drop in the nation.
July 20, 2009, 8am PDT
A high rate of poverty, a large population of illegal aliens, and a next-door neighbor to one of the most dangerous cities in the hemisphere, El Paso would seem to be a hotbed of danger. But it's actually one of the safest big cities in America.
May 18, 2009, 7am PDT
Neal Peirce looks at a broad citizen outreach program in Montgomery County, Maryland, engages its growing immigrant population by actually interacting with them face-to-face.
May 7, 2009, 11am PDT
The economic downturn is hurting Dubai, as glitzy skyscraper projects come to a halt. But the biggest pain is being felt among the hundreds of thousands of migrant construction workers who came to the city seeking their fortunes.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 17, 2009, 9am PDT
As a bargaining chip to encourage federal immigration reform, a religious group is calling on undocumented migrant workers to boycott the upcoming U.S. Census. Officials say such a boycott could hurt many cities.
January 28, 2009, 7am PST
When a Somali population moved into a dying city in Maine, the benefits of the "new injection of energy" they brought with them has been clear ever since--particularly eonomic growth.
January 14, 2009, 1pm PST
This editorial looks at the hostile environment of bicycling on much of Long Island, and ties it to the precarious life of many immigrant laborers, who already suffer from apparent hate crimes. Sadly, riding a bike only increases their vulnerability
December 27, 2008, 7am PST
Next American City reports on a recent conference that emphasized the role of immigrants in fueling economic growth.
June 3, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Climate change, desertification and resource wars are displacing millions of people, and threaten to turn us all into environmental refugees, warns Scott Thill.</p>
May 15, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Flemish nationalists in small-town Belgium are hoping to keep immigrants out by requiring that all schoolchildren speak Flemish -- an attack on the droves of French-speaking immigrants that have descended on the country.</p>