St. Louis has positive immigrant gain, domestic migration loss

While public discussion of immigration seems to be dominated by President Trump’s proposed border wall or the defunding of sanctuary cities, ongoing immigration from abroad continues to contribute substantially to in-movement and population gains for much of America. This is especially the case for areas that are losing domestic migrants to other parts of the country. This analysis of recently released census estimates shows that there is a clear distinction between domestic migration and international migration patterns across America, and points out where immigrants are making the biggest contributions so far this decade.

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