Opening Minds, Opening Doors, Opening Communities: Cities Leading for Immigrant Integration | Welcoming America

Opening Minds, Opening Doors, Opening Communities: Cities Leading for Immigrant Integration

With this rapid expansion of institutions for immigrant integration, there is a demand for a better understanding of how these institutions can most effectively facilitate receiving and integrating immigrants and ultimately maximize their economic and civic contributions. This report strives to meet that demand by examining the origins, functions and goals of existing Offices and highlighting the best practices and strategies of successful initiatives. The timing of the immigrant integration movement merits a thorough investigation of these Offices, and the limited existing research on the topic makes our study all the more necessary.

We hope this report will enable municipal entities for immigrant integration to learn from one another and will encourage new ones to form and succeed. The examples of cities like New York and Toronto teach us that cities are made great because of a diverse population. Successful governance in this century means being resilient to demographic change and adapting to design cities to work better for the people who will live there in the future. City Offices can do this.

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