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

More than half the global population lives in metropolitan areas, and this proportion will likely increase throughout the 21st century. A significant contributor to this growth will be immigrants and other newcomers. This report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs examines, through the lens of the city of Chicago, the complexity of the foreign-born community and the immigrant-related policies of a global city, situated within broader county, metropolitan, state, and federal contexts. 

Written by Paul N. McDaniel, Associate Professor of Geography at Kennesaw State University, and Rob Paral, Nonresident Fellow of Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the report also includes expertise from Welcoming America staff on how communities can be more welcoming and inclusive of immigrants, as well as manage demographic changes in places urban and rural.

Economic Development, Refugees