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Commentary & Analysis

Chicago: Embracing Refugees for the Good of All

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
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


A Global Welcome: Metro Chicago's Approach to Immigrant Inclusion

Report by Multiple Authors

Chicago is positioned to elevate itself as a bold city, capable of taking on cutting-edge policies and providing accessible opportunities for all residents.

A young woman in Delaware holds a sign saying, "No human being is illegal"
Immigration and Migration

2018 Opinion Leader Survey

Public Opinion Survey by Multiple Authors

Opinion leaders across the political spectrum consider partisan polarization a top concern, while the public is less concerned and rates it behind other concerns such as North Korea and Iran’s nuclear programs.

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Public Opinion


Sara McElmurry 

Nonresident Fellow, Immigration
Council expert Sara McElmurry
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