A Look at Immigration’s Impact on Children in the US

A recent NYT editorial points out that “there are 16 million children in immigrant families in the United States, one of the fastest-growing segments of the population…in the age of globalization, …waves of human displacement in recent decades have led to immigration on a scale not seen since Ellis Island. But a country that has been so good for so long at integrating new Americans is stumbling under the challenge.

Everywhere in the US, human migration is changing the face of neighborhoods, communities, schools, and workplaces.  Understanding the push and pull factors which motivate migration, as well as the difficulties facing new immigrants, is key if we are to truly embrace the rich benefits diversity brings (which are innumerable… intellectual, cultural, political, social ), and mitigate the challenges  presented by shifting dynamics in schools and communities.

The January edition of the World Savvy Monitor on Migration is an ideal way to get the background content and context you need to understand this complex issue.

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