Immigration and Small Towns


Jeff Passel
* Demographer, Urban Institute (specializes in immigrants)

Roger Philippon
* City Council Member
* Assistant Dean of Student and Community Affairs, University of Southern Maine's Lewiston Campus

Karen Louise Boothe
* Spokesperson, Hiawatha Light Rail Project Office, Minneapolis, MN

For many, it's the American dream — a town that's safe, where you can raise your kids AND make a decent living. That's exactly what attracted some 2,000 Somalis to Lewiston, Maine. But now the mayor is pulling the welcome mat. On Talk of the Nation, join guest host Lynn Neary for a look at immigration in one small town and how it caompares to where YOU live.

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