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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Thursday, April 20 • 3:00pm - 4:25pm
TH3.00.13 Explaining and Evaluating Local Immigration Policies

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Immigration control and immigrant integration have become an integral part of urban governance for a growing number of cities. This panel combines studies that explain the adoption and outcomes of local immigration policies in the United States. What can municipal governments do to improve the access of immigrants to health care? Does the ethnic composition of a community influence the creation of immigrant-related projects in community development initiatives? How can cities harness immigrant entrepreneurship to promote local economic development? What makes a municipal ID card program successful in immigrant integration? Which local policies are more likely to increase local immigrant settlement? The papers in this panel address these emerging questions from theoretical, empirical and policy perspectives.

Immigrant Related Projects and Programs in Federal Empowerment Zones: Comparing Homogenous, Bifurcated and Multiethnic Places
Richard Smith, Wayne State University

ActionHealthNYC: A New Health Access Program for Uninsured Immigrants
Rishi K. Sood, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: A Local Policy Perspective
Xi Huang, Georgia State University; Cathy Y. Liu, Georgia State University

The IDNYC Evaluation: Multiple Methods to Examine Implementation of a Municipal ID Program
Tamara C. Daley, Westat; Jennifer Hamilton, Westat; Laurel Lunn, Center for Victims of Torture

Local Immigration Policy and Immigrant Settlement: A Case Study of Baltimore City
Felipe A. Filomeno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Speakers
avatar for Tamara C. Daley

Tamara C. Daley

Senior Study Director, Westat
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Felipe A. Filomeno

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Xi Huang

Georgia State University & Georgia Institute of Technology
avatar for Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Associate Professor, Wayne State University
I am interested in sustainable community development, poverty/inequality and migration.

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Vicino, Northeastern University

Thomas Vicino, Northeastern University

Associate Professor, Northeastern University
Professor Vicino specializes in the political economy of cities and suburbs, focusing on issues of metropolitan development, housing, and demographic analysis.

Thursday April 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:25pm
Greenway Ballroom-F (2nd Floor)