Immigrant Integration

Overview

Immigrant Integration

Resources and case stories about the integration of immigrants into the broader civic, economic and political  life of their communities, with an emphasis on immigrant “welcoming” efforts.

Post

California’s Local Agencies Spotlighted in Report on Role of Immigrants in Community Life

A publication from the Immigration Policy Center, “Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Welcoming Initiatives in the Golden State,” features “You Me We Oakley” and “Redwood City Together” – the first two welcoming initiatives in California.

Post

California’s Cities are Welcoming America’s First Two Affiliates

The Institute for Local Government’s public engagement program partnered with Welcoming America to support the launch of the first two immigrant welcoming initiatives in California. Both communities – Redwood City and Oakley – undertook intensive multi-sector planning efforts, with local officials as substantial partners to develop their respective “welcoming” programs.

Post

California Cities Featured in “The Receiving Communities Toolkit”

The City of Cupertino and Redwood City are featured in The Receiving Communities Toolkit: A Guide for Engaging Mainstream America – a reference guide to help build stronger communities by bridging divides between immigrants and longer-term residents.

Video
Approaches to Immigrant Integration in California Cities: Opportunities for Local Officials

Approaches to Immigrant Integration in California Cities: Opportunities for Local Officials

This League of California Cities 2011 Annual Conference session, Approaches to Immigrant Integration in California Cities: Opportunities for Local Officials, includes presentations by community leaders on their efforts to successfully integrate newcomers into the civic and political life of their communities. Find here a PowerPoint and video of the session.

Resource

Municipal Innovations in Immigrant Integration: 20 Cities, 20 Good Practices
National League of Cities' Center for Research and Innovation

This publication features the “top 20 Cities with the best innovative programs and initiatives in the area of Immigrant Integration in the country.” This is second in the American Cities Series produced by the Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration program, part of NLC’s Center for Research and Innovation. The series focuses on city-led efforts to promote the civic engagement and inclusion of recent immigrants in cities and towns across the United States.

Resource

Civic Engagement and Recent Immigrant Communities: A Planning Guide for Local Officials and Community Leaders
National League of Cities' Center for Research and Innovation

This planning guide presents local officials with the first steps and directions for developing or re-establishing efforts toward integrating immigrants into the civic life of the city. This new publication was developed through a collaboration of NLC’s Democratic Governance project and the Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration Program(MAII).

Post

California Immigrant Integration Scorecard
USC Center on Immigration Integration, September 2012

The scorecard identifies regions that are more successfully integrating immigrants, and offers recommendations to improve regional economies and social environments through immigrant integration. The report categorized indicators by Economic Snapshot, Economic Trajectory, Warmth of Welcome and Civic Engagement to measure different aspects of immigrant integration in these ten California regions: Santa Clara, East Bay, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange, San Francisco, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, San Joaquin and Fresno.

Case Story

City Managers Learn about Immigrant Welcoming Initiatives in California

City managers from throughout California participated in the session, Strengthening Communities: Building Relationships between Immigrants and Longer-Term Residents, at the February 2012 League of California Cities’ City Managers Department Annual Meeting.

Post

Immigrant Integration Case Stories

Learn how local governments and their communities are successfully integrating immigrants in the civic and public life of their communities.

Commands