US cities race to attract immigrants

In October, I shared a stage with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel, where “Gone With the Wind,” the epic 1939 film based on Margaret Mitchell’s novel on the war-torn American South, held its opening gala. Surrounded by local civic and business leaders, Reed announced plans to make Atlanta’s immigrant population feel more welcome in order to boost the city’s “cultural fabric, economic growth and global competitiveness.”


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