May 22, 2014. How can lifting barriers to economic advancement to immigrants also provide a boost to the New York State economy?

In November, 2013, the Fiscal Policy Institute convened a multi-day retreat to discuss this question. Advocates, organizers, service providers, researchers, and people working in policy development joined FPI at the Blue Mountain Center in the Adirondacks for a series of highly engaging conversations. It was a rare and warmly welcomed instance of people coming together to discuss these questions from Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Tomkins County, Syracuse and Buffalo, truly across the very diverse regions of this richly varied state.

This FPI working paper is the initial product of that meeting.

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The Fiscal Policy Institute retreat was made possible by the generous support of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Dyson Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, an anonymous donor, and the Blue Mountain Center. We also express our appreciation of the general support for Fiscal Policy Institute’s Immigration Research Initiative that we receive from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.