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Arkansas may not be known for its high share of immigrants – they compose only five percent of the state’s population – but immigrants have begun to play a larger role in both the economic and political landscape of the state.



Check out a new commentary by Dr. Sherece West-Scantlebury on the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity website to learn:



  • Key facts about immigration in Arkansas and how they will affect the state’s future
  • What inspired the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to investigate these shifting characteristics in A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas 2013
  • Recommendations for supporting immigrant families through policy change and investment


To download a PDF version of Dr. West-Scantlebury’s exclusive commentary, click here.


To find out more about immigrants in Arkansas, read A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas 2013.