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Monday, May 29, 2017

More than any other city, Chicago has depended on Mexican immigrants to balance the slow growth of its native-born population-LA Times

May 28, 2017, "Chicago was the only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016," LA Times, M. Eltagouri 

"By most estimates, Chicago's population will continue to decline. Over the last year, the Chicago Tribune surveyed dozens of former residents who said they packed their bags for a variety of reasons: high taxes, the state budget stalemate, crime, the unemployment rate and weather. 

Black residents have been among those leaving in search of safe neighborhoods and prosperity, with many heading to the suburbs and warm-weather states. Chicago lost about 181,000 black residents between 2000 and 2010, according to census data. 

More than any other city, Chicago has depended on Mexican immigrants to balance the slow growth of its native-born population. During the 1990s, immigration accounted for most of Chicago's growth."...




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