Immigration

Proposed Public Charge Rule for New Americans

Earlier this spring, a proposed new federal rule was released that would drastically change how “public charge” status is determined, and would make it harder for New Americans to thrive and to fully contribute to our communities and our economy.

This rule is expected to be included in the Federal Register by July. When the rule is released, there will be an opportunity for the public to comment. Check back for information on how to file your comment, as well as for talking points on why this rule is harmful for New Americans and against our country’s long-held values.

For more information on what this proposed rule would do, visit our blog.

 

Immigrant Contributions to Minnesota and Minnesota's Eight Congressional Districts, January 2018
Of Minnesota's 5.4 million residents, more than 418,000 are foreign-born. Summarized demographic information shows how Minnesota's immigrants contribute to the state's economy. The data are organized in one-page infographics: one for the state as a whole, and one for each of the state's eight Congressional Districts.

Key Housing Issues Facing Immigrant Communities in the Twin Cities (Full Report), December 2017 -- A joint release with the Minnesota Housing Partnership and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
Today, 12 percent of all Twin Cities metropolitan area residents are foreign-born. Immigrants play an increasingly significant role in the Twin Cities' economy and community — but too many face significant and systemic barriers to finding and maintaining adequate and affordable housing. This paper explores not only what barriers exist, but also what resources and community engagement strategies are needed to remedy these housing challenges.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Important for Minnesota's Economy and Inclusive Communities, October 2017
About 10,000 young people in Minnesota are eligible, and 6,300 currently receive, temporary relief from deportation and work permits through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an important tool in building the workforce the state needs. DACA has allowed these young community members to obtain higher levels of education and more work opportunities. They contribute to our communities in many tangible ways, including by an estimated $15 million in state and local taxes annually. Our analysis looks at how DACA recipients contribute to Minnesota and suggests ways to strengthen those contributions to both our economy and our communities.

 

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