Crain’s Detroit Business: Report highlights immigrants’ economic contribution to Detroit

Following the uproar over President Donald Trump’s now-stalled executive order on limiting immigration from certain Middle East nations, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan reaffirmed the city’s commitment to immigrants.

New data released Tuesday makes the case for why. While the city continued to lose native-born residents between 2010 and 2014, its immigrant population grew, helping it ease economic tensions.

Between 2010 and 2014, Detroit’s foreign-born population grew by 12.1 percent, or 4,137 new residents, to 38,444, according to a report released by nonprofits Global Detroit and the New American Economy.

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