Immigrant Integration at the Local Level: Comparison between Stuttgart and Selected U.S. Cities
Immigration is one of the central challenges facing the 21st century. Europe and North America have received a significant share of net migration and will continue to do so in the next few decades. The following report is an attempt to present the approaches and good practice examples of immigrant integration in the City of Stuttgart, and compare it with the approaches and practices of the U.S. cities of Washington, DC; New York City, NY; Albany, NY; St. Louis, MO; Detroit, MI; and Tucson, AZ. These examples highlight the contributions and efforts of various institutions, initiatives, and people interviewed to immigrant integration. The study provides examples of best practices in the fields of language support, education, civic participation, naturalization, refugee resettlement, empowerment, Muslim integration, and racial discrimination that can contribute influence a future national and immigration integration policy in Germany and the United States.