Foreign Population Growth

Policy Brief: "An analysis published some years ago by the Brookings Institution classified Philadelphia as one of the nation's "Former" immigrant gateways, that is, places that had attracted immigrants early in the 20th century but experienced drops in immigration by the middle of the 20th century. (Philadelphia was grouped in this category with places like Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Pittsburgh). The study contrasted these "Former" gateways with other "Continuous" gateways (for example, Boston and Chicago) that have always drawn large numbers of newcomers from abroad. Still other urban regions like Minneapolis and Phoenix were classified as...

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