DESPITE IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS AMERICA REMAINS AN IMMIGRANT FRIENDLY NATION
Most Immigrant friendly cities in the USA
Every day in the news we hear of changes to the Immigration Policies in the United States which are expected to place additional restrictions on people who seek immigration into the country. These restrictions have left people wondering, if this nation, which has always welcomed immigrants into its fold has started shunning immigrants. However, despite the recent restrictive policies put in place by the government, America remains immigrant-friendly at its heart, and many cities have come out openly in support of immigrants. Read on to find a list of the most immigrant-friendly cities in the USA presently.
Seattle is a city in the north-west of the United States and has attracted many people from across the world, especially as it is the birthplace of two of the biggest tech companies, Microsoft and Amazon. The city has foreigners numbering more than 100,000 and making up about 17 percent of the city's total population. Most of the alien workers are from Asia and arrive in Seattle to Work in the tech fields. The city police department has 10 advisory councils which address the problems faced by alien communities.
Portland - Oregon
Portland is another city in the Pacific Northwest, which is extremely friendly and welcoming towards Immigrants from all over the world. The city has people coming from Asia as well as other parts of the world and has many programs to help Immigrants in the USA to integrate into the local culture
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Austin - Texas
Austin's Immigrant population sums up to around 150,000
people which come up to 19 percent of the total population of the city. Out of which Asians and Hispanics make a significant portion. The city of Austin has undertaken many efforts to help immigrants to integrate with the local community and overcoming the language barrier that immigrants face when dealing with officials.
Philadelphia - Pennsylvania
Philadelphia in Pennsylvania is famous for its Immigrant Friendly Policies. The largest number of foreigners to these cities comes from Asia, although a significant number are also coming from countries around the world, including immigrants from countries troubled by civil unrest or war. The city has initiated a mayor-commission on immigrant affairs for African and Caribbean immigrants to promote diversity. Another initiative taken by the city council is to host events celebrating immigrant cultures. Officials in the city work closely with the foreigners to make them feel comfortable and integrate with the local community.
Louisville - Kentucky
Louisville in Kentucky has one of the most diverse Communities in America. The city boasts of an immigrant population that is comprised of 34 percent from Asian origins, and 29 percent from Latin America
. The city also has many people who originate from Europe and Africa. The city of Louisville also offers resettlement, translation and English classes to help foreigners integrate faster into the local community.
Richmond - Virginia,
Richmond, a city in Virginia has an Immigrant Population that is mostly comprised of Hispanics, who make up almost half of the city's population with Asians coming in second. The city has set up many offices which provide services such as legal advice, translation and document support to the foreigners in the city.
Princeton - New Jersey
Princeton is a city that is warmly welcoming of foreigners and provides the same access to social and financial Services to Immigrants that residents and citizens enjoy. The city provides a community card to all residents which entitle them to various services across the city. This community card is a document that is recognized by law enforcement officials as well as hospitals
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