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The New Geography of Immigration and Local Policy Responses

Audrey Singer

Foreign-born residents are rapidly changing the demographics of the United States, with a huge portion of the country’s growth attributed to an increasing immigrant population.

As settlements in traditional urban gateways are overtaken by other destinations such as suburbs, local responses to new populations continue to vary. These new mandates may end up shaping the country’s debate over immigration reform.

In this presentation, Audrey Singer tracks the demographic trends and outlines challenges facing the federal government over creating sufficient immigration policy.

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