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Immigration and Migration

Biden's Immigration Plans Face a Warming Public Reception

In the News
Real Clear Politics
Multiple Experts

Brendan Helm and Craig Kafura examine President Joe Biden's immigration reform plans.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Build Back Better
Global Politics

Chicago: Embracing Refugees for the Good of All

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Global Insight by Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul discusses the positive impact of refugees and immigrants on communities in Chicago.

Immigration and Migration

New Report Details Chicago's Record As A 'Welcoming City' For Immigrants

In the News
WBEZ
Rob Paral

Chicago was ranked the most immigrant-friendly city in America, according to the 2019 New American Economy Cities Index.

A protestor holding a sign reading "Immigrants Make America Great"
Immigration and Migration

How Chicago's immigrants can help us chart a path to COVID recovery

In the News
Crain's Chicago Business
Sara McElmurry

Working for a nonprofit that serves thousands of immigrants in Chicago each year, Sara McElmurry understands firsthand what immigrants can offer the city if offered access to opportunity.

Entrance to the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago
Immigration and Migration

We can't afford to sideline these essential workers now

In the News
Crain's Chicago Business
Sara McElmurry

As we look at ways to fight the virus and rebuild the region, championing the skills of immigrants is key to our recovery.

A sign for European Passport Control
COVID-19

The Criminalization of Immigrants in the United States

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

Alina Das joins the Council's Brian Hanson to discuss America's history of punishing immigrants.

Immigrants stand behind a fence at a detention centre in the Amygdaleza suburb of western Athens
Reuters
Immigration and Migration

Talking the Talk – How Cities Shape Migration Narratives on the Global Agenda

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Global Insight by Janina Stürner

Cities use migration-focused narratives not only in an attempt to influence global discussions, but also to achieve concrete outcomes for transforming local realities.

Skyline of Paris on a sunny day
Rob Potvin
Global Cities

Local Narratives on Migrant Integration: Cities' Strategies Could Gain Momentum after COVID

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Global Insight by Anna Piccinni

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light an opportunity for moving societies towards inclusion and social cohesion, rather than xenophobia.

A medical tent at a migrant camp in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reuters
COVID-19

Vulnerable, Vilified, and Essential: Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum-Seekers during COVID-19

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Global Insight by John Slocum

On April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump suspended the issuance of green cards for people outside of the US due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We dig deeper into how the pandemic has affected immigrants to the US.

Mexican immigrants walk across a bridge at the US border after being deported during the COVID-19 pandemic
REUTERS
COVID-19

Immigration Policies Could Create Risks for Candidates on Both Sides

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

On April 20, President Trump announced that an executive order to suspend immigration into the United States during the coronavirus crisis. But what does the American public think of this?

A nearly empty flight from Beijing to LA amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Mx. Granger
Immigration and Migration