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“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 Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism, on the impact of globalization on the American Midwest. He also was a distinguished visiting scholar at DePaul University and adjunct professor of international relations at Northwestern University, and is a mentor at the Harris School at the University of Chicago. Longworth joined the Council in 2003 as executive director of Global Chicago after a career in journalism. For 20 years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and United Press International, and was the Tribune’s chief European correspondent. He has reported from 80 countries on five continents. He also is the author of Global Squeeze and coauthor of Global Chicago. Longworth was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has won the Overseas Press Club award twice, and was a finalist two times for the Pulitzer Prize. In addition, he has won every major national award for economic reporting. Longworth is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, has been a speaker at the Davos conferences and for five years was a mentor to StreetWise, Chicago’s newspaper for the homeless.

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