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Five ways the Parker administration can help immigrants in Philadelphia

By Cathryn Miller-Wilson and Margaret O’Sullivan

Published November 28, 2023

“Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker will face many questions when she takes office in January. One question is fundamental to our city’s economic future: Are we interested in growth, or simply managing Philadelphia’s economic decline?

If the choice is economic growth, Parker must build on Philadelphia’s recent designation as a “welcoming city,” and prioritize immigrant integration. Throughout its history, Philadelphia has embraced generations of immigrant-driven growth. Today, virtually every Philadelphian can trace their origin to a place outside of the United States.”

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