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American Heritage Awards: Integrating Immigration Event

Integrating Immigration: How Massachusetts Has Turned Immigrant  Integration Into a Community Concern

Massachusetts has long been a leader in state immigration initiatives including adopting a range of policies to further immigrant integration.  From government task forces to hands on help for new immigrants, the state has made a commitment to building bridges between communities.  Immigration lawyers and activists have been vital to this process and  have solidified the importance of state based efforts to achieve lasting immigration solutions.

Join the American Immigration Council in a thought provoking discussion of the Massachusetts experience and what it means for your state, your practice and you.

  • Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center at the American Immigration Council
  • Eva Milona, Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • Chief Felix G. Arroyo, Department of Health and Human Services, City of Boston
  • Ronald G Marlow, Assistant Secretary for Access and Opportunity, Executive Office for Administration and Finance

Additional resources

The Pathway to Citizenship and Immigrant Integration: What Can We Learn from France and the United States? April 9, 2013 

Immigrant Integration is a Two-Way Street, September 14, 2012

New Data Highlights Immigrant Integration and Economic Contributions, February 28, 2012

Improving the Naturalization Process: Better Immigrant Integration Leads to Economic Growth, September 2011

Revitalization in the Heartland of America, January 2013

Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs and Strengthening the Economy, January 2012