Can Baltimore Woo Immigrants?

Can Baltimore Woo Immigrants
August 20, 2012

…too many cities, too many states are basically putting up a do-not-enter sign.” Regarding the city’s particular outreach to Latinos, and their impact on economic growth, she offered: “We’ve actively recruited Latino immigrants to Baltimore, and when they come here, they’re thriving. Many have opened businesses, employed individuals…

…Canada has also used immigration to revitalize moribund cities. Since the late 1990s, local leaders across Manitoba have used innovative immigration initiatives to combat the loss of youth to Winnipeg and Calgary. Canadian civic leaders have benefited from visa policies that encourage economic based immigration. Canada issues more employment-based visas than the United States, despite being one tenth the size. In the United States, economic criteria determine only 7 percent of green cards.

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