Chicago rated the most welcoming U.S. city for immigrants

Posted11/13/2019 1:54 PM

Immigrants choosing to set roots in Chicago have the best opportunities available to them compared to any other city in the country, according to a report released Wednesday.

The New American Economy's 2019 Cities Index analyzed how effective cities across the country were at integrating immigrants by looking at its foreign-born population and city policies. New American Economy is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization working to reform immigration policy in the United States.


The index examined the largest 100 cities in the United States and found "traditional immigration gateways" like Chicago are still the leaders on immigration policies.

Chicago was ranked the most welcoming city followed by Chula Vista, California; Jersey City, New Jersey; San Francisco; and Baltimore. Chicago ranked eighth last year, the first year the Cities Index was produced.

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