Research Report Immigration and the Changing Landscape for Local Service Delivery
Demographic Shifts in Cities and Neighborhoods
Julia Gelatt, Gina Adams, William Monson
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Growing immigration affects many communities across the United States, but the demographic impacts vary widely, with implications for service delivery. Some places have experienced high levels of immigration for decades and others are facing new influxes. In many communities, the mix of national origins of immigrants has been shifting. These changesincreasing numbers, geographic dispersion, and increasing diversityhave played out very differently across US communities and over time. In this brief, we provide examples of how national trends have played out in select US cities and neighborhoods. We then highlight the implications of these trends for effective service delivery.
Research Areas Social safety net Immigrants and immigration
Tags Welfare and safety net programs Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant communities demographics and trends Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population