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U.S. Cities Should Look to Toronto on Immigration 1 - 2 - 3

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The focus of the fiery immigration debate is usually south of the border, not north. But according to Penn Provost and Law Professor Ron Daniels, himself a recent emigrant from Canada, our northern neighbors might provide some answers in the thorny controversy regarding our nation’s newest arrivals. At a panel discussion last February featuring immigration lawyers and moderated by Penn Law Professor Wendell Pritchett, Daniels pointed to his native Toronto as a useful model for managing immigration in American cities like Philadelphia.

“The Toronto I grew up in was not very interesting. But today, Toronto stands behind Miami as the city with the second highest number of foreign-born people in the world,” Daniels said “This change has somehow been accommodated with relatively low levels of social strife.”

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