St. Louis mentioned in Urban Land Institute paper on immigrant challenges, German & US

Conflicts around the globe—especially those in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia—are forcing millions to leave their homes in search of a safer, productive life in a new community.

The United States and Germany rank first and second in the number of foreign-born persons residing within their borders, with both experiencing increased migration over the past four decades. They have different histories of migration and immigrant integration, but decisions about immigration, asylum, and refugee policies are set at the national level in both countries. But for the most part, localities bear the day-to-day responsibility of integrating foreign-born newcomers of all legal statuses—and reap the potential benefits. They can learn from each other’s experiences.

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