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In the News: “Study of immigrants in the Inland Empire reveals diversity, growth”

“One out of every five residents in the Inland Empire – nearly 1 million people – is an immigrant, and that population is growing. “Yet the region of Riverside and San Bernardino counties isn’t necessarily associated with immigration. Instead, it’s sometimes connected to white flight, or older communities where people flock for lower-priced housing. “A […]

In the News: “40 Under 40: People Saving Places”

“Michelle Magalong is a leading voice for the Asian and Pacific Islander community and in historic preservation as the executive director of the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP). She is also the associate director of the Center for Social Innovation in the School of Public Policy at University of California, Riverside […]

In the News: “Facing a Brain Drain? Here’s How One Community Is Fighting Back.”

“Young people get their degrees and head to Los Angeles or Orange County,” says Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate dean of the UC Riverside School of Public Policy. “Riverside and San Bernardino counties have 4.5 million residents, but they live in the shadows of LA. As a result, we don’t get much attention or investment from corporations […]

In the News: “Inland Empire could get boost from UC Riverside’s new Center for Social Innovation”

“UC Riverside‘s School of Public Policy has created a research center to spur greater civic engagement across the Inland Empire, the growth of nonprofit groups and the creation of good-paying jobs for the region’s swelling immigrant and minority population.” “University officials are calling it the Center for Social Innovation and have tapped Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy […]

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In the News: “Migrant life takes toll on health”

“A 2016 study by Francisco Pedraza, UC Riverside assistant professor of public policy and political science, found that anti-immigrant policies stigmatize both foreign and US-born Latinos by creating a hostile social environment which affects their experiences of discrimination. These non-health policies can adversely affect their health.”   Read more →

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In the News: “Sanctuary cities do not experience an increase in crime”

“Despite popular accounts, decades of research actually shows that immigrants – whether legal or illegal – tend to have lower crime rates. Now, our new research shows that designating a city as a sanctuary has no statistically significant effect on crime. We examined all the sanctuary cities listed by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC). […]

In the News: “Human Assets + Vision = Opportunity in the I.E.”

“Don Howard, CEO of the James Irvine Foundation, said he was impressed with the candor of the discussions, “which speaks to the relationships the university has created with the community.” Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said the Inland Empire has the potential to become a national model for community transformation… Coordination between academia, philanthropy, and policymakers […]