Pro-Immigrant Measures Available to State or Local Governments: A Quick Menu of Affirmative Ideas

Local and state governments have chosen various actions to face the growing challenge that rising rates of immigration, both legal and illegal, incur.

Sep 1, 2007

Local and state governments have chosen various actions to face the growing challenge that rising rates of immigration, both legal and illegal, incur. This guide from the National Immigration Law Center provides an inclusive rather than restrictive approach in tackling the immigration issue at a local level. Strategies that may be employed, and in many cases are already being used in communities, include promoting language instruction and community involvement, enforcement of labor protection laws, and encouragement of education by both adults and children.

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