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In Arkansas

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National Public Radio Interview on Latino USA 

Dr. Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury discusses the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation report, A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas 2013, in an interview with National Public Radio's Maria Hinojosa on Latino USA.

 

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: Immigrants Contribute to Arkansas Communities and the Economy

This exclusive commentary by Dr. Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity examines the growing immigrant population in Arkansas and how these population shifts may benefit our state in the years ahead.

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Right to Dream: Immigration Reform and America’s Future

Dr. William Schwab of the University of Arkansas examines the arguments for and against the DREAM Act in “Right to Dream,” featuring the stories of undocumented students living in Arkansas.

 

Across the Region and United States

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The State of the South 2011

MDC’s report State of the South 2011 makes critical recommendations for economic and social advancement of the Southern region of the US. It identifies the need to improve the economic prospects of African American and Latino young people as key to the region’s long-term economic health.

 

Six Disruptive Demographic Trends: What Census 2010 Will Reveal

This report by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill identifies major shifts in US demographics and their implications for business, consumer markets, and the nation's competitiveness in the global marketplace.


In Your Community

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America's Immigrants: County-level Data on Foreign-born - Web Based Data Tool

This easy-to-use, interactive data hub, presented by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, provides a demographic snapshot of the foreign-born population by county in the United States.

 

New Data on Immigrants in Rural Communities

Increasingly, rural America’s new neighbors are Latino. New data from the American Community Survey finds that one in three new residents in rural Arkansas communities are Latino.