Report Offers Snapshot of Inland Empire’s Immigrant Population

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — One in five residents of the Inland Empire is an immigrant. But until now, no single resource has provided a comprehensive view of the region’s immigrant population and the key policy issues that have affected and continue to impact it. That all changes with the publication of “State of Immigrants in the […]

UC Riverside Launches Research Center to Drive Inland California Innovation

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A new research center at the University of California, Riverside, seeks to flip the script about Inland California’s reputation as an “area of need.” Introduced during a launch event held Friday, Feb. 9, at the Riverside Art Museum, UCR’s Center for Social Innovation (CSI) instead aims to emphasize the Inland region’s potential as a […]

Immigration in the IE: State and Local Policy Perspectives

The UCR School of Public Policy and Public Policy Institute of California co-hosted a discussion on immigration in the Inland Empire, with support from The California Endowment. Speakers discussed challenges facing the I.E. and California with changing immigration policy at the federal and state level. Panelists included practitioners, researchers, and community activists, including: Karthick Ramakrishnan […]

The Inaugural Inland Regional Policy Summit

Inland Southern California, which includes all of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, is home to 4.5 million residents and has been built on decades of rapid population growth and diversification. Our region’s influence and presence is increasingly being felt on policy decisions at the state and federal levels, but much remains to be done. The […]