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U.S. cities welcoming immigrants

Solutions Journalism

Solutions Journalism Network

Washington, D.C.

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President Donald Trump promises to build a border wall to keep Mexicans out of the United States. Back on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump went on Fox's Hannity show and told viewers, "It's going to be a serious wall. It's going to be a real wall. It's not going to be a wall that they just climb up."

Though evidently appealing to some voters, this rhetoric does not match current U.S. city policies on immigration.

For years, in fact, many cities around the country have actively welcomed newcomers. Why? Immigrants and refugees grow populations and can add much-needed life to changing economies. 

This isn't just happening in one region. This collection features stories from the Rust Belt (Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit), upstate New York (Utica), and the South (Louisville, Nashville).

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