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Explorer Cafe Spring 2015: Feb 18

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Good, Bad or Indifferent? What Do Philadelphians Think About Our 500,000+ Immigrant Neighbors?

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Books

Papers and Journals

Recent Immigration to Philadelphia: Regional Change in a Re-Emerging Gateway by Michael Katz, David Park, Audrey Singer and Domenic Vitiello. Brookings Institution,

A long history of immigration to Philadelphia stalled in the mid-20th century and the region became nearly entirely native born. In the past 15 years, however, immigration is emerging again as a prominent feature of life in the region. The varied immigrant groups—high-skilled professionals, refugees, and laborers from a diverse set of origin countries — bring both opportunities and challenges for policy makers, service providers, and communities throughout greater Philadelphia.

Rumbaut, Ruben G., Ewing, Walter. (2007). The myth of immigrant criminality and the paradox of assimilation.

Is immigration good for America? (2012). Cato Journal. (Entire issue devoted to this topic)

PolicyMap (on Trial on Connelly Library right now!) Interactive Map - Double-click to Zoom in!

Data mapped by PolicyMap, an online GIS mapping tool.