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Senior Fellow Richard C. Longworth at Rotary Club

“Mostly, when it comes time to write a new immigration law, the Midwest needs to speak with one voice in demanding that Midwestern needs for more workers and citizens are met.” Richard C. Longworth in Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism Richard Longworth is senior fellow at The Chicago Council on Global […]

Immigration Reform: Bridging the Divide

Discussion with Mayor Emanuel, Representative Gutierrez, Representative Kinzinger, Senator Kirk, and John Rowe The Bipartisan Panel featured: The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago The Honorable Luis Gutiérrez, United States House of Representatives The Honorable Adam Kinzinger, United States House of Representatives The Honorable Mark Kirk, United States Senate Moderated by John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, […]

Growing the Heartland: Immigration as a Demographic Lifeline

Nearly one million immigrants moved to the 12-state Midwest between 2000 and 2010, offsetting an otherwise-shrinking population, according to new data released in The Chicago Council’s “Growing the Heartland” report. With the region growing more slowly than the national average over the past 50 years, immigrants are a demographic lifeline, replacing an aging native-born workforce, […]