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A Step Toward Citizenship for 650,000 New Yorkers

Millions of New York voters headed to the polls to vote in New York’s primaries this month, and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is working hard to pave the way for 650,000 more.

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To foster a pluralistic, vibrant democracy through the civic integration of immigrants, support for nonpartisan voter registration and education, and voting rights.

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America's Story: An Immigrant Story

America's Story: An Immigrant Story

Nearly one of every four Americans—70 million people—is ​an immigrant or the child of parents who came from another country. Some fled war, persecution, or environmental disaster; others pursued the American ideal of opportunity for all.  Carnegie Corporation of New York is please to present this interactive feature that examines the state of immigration in the United States today.

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The Opportunity Gap

The Opportunity Gap

How does a nation address the opportunity gap facing “rich kids and poor kids growing up in separate and unequal Americas, their fates increasingly and unfairly tied to their ‘choice’ of parents and the zip code in which they are born.”

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The Integration of Immigrants Into American Society

A committee of experts appointed by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examined the available research to assess how immigrants are integrating into American society. The final report came out in the fall of 2015, and can be viewed in the following interactive entitled Integration. 

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Top Democracy Stories in 2015

In 2015 the Corporation’s Democracy Program worked to support the efforts of our grantees in building momentum  towards citizenship and civic integration.  The Corporation developed an interactive that takes you through the history of immigration to the United States, the current state of affairs, and a comprehensive timeline of the great migration waves to the United States.

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