For decades Boston's vitality has relied on the talent and entrepreneurial energy of immigrants. Without new immigrants moving to Boston over the last 35 years, our city's population would be roughly the same as it was back in 1980. And our population in 1980 was already almost 240,000 people below what it was in 1950.
Recently the Boston Foundation hosted a forum providing compelling data on the contributions of immigrants and exploring strategies for better tapping their talents in the new political landscape. For video of the event and for a link to the data presentation