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New Report Links Immigration To Labor Statistics In Midwest


Kansas City, MO – A new report sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs documents the growth of recent Mexican immigration in the Midwest, and the effect that immigration on the labor pool. The report's author, Rob Paral, was in town a few weeks ago to talk about the effects of this report on immigration reform. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke to Paral about a report that includes data on Missouri but excludes Kansas.

Rob Paral is a research fellow at the University of Notre Dame and the American Immigration Law Foundation. Access the report here, Mexican Immigration in the Midwest: Meanings and Implications

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Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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