Steve Tobocman Champions Immigration as Pathway to Economic Prosperity

Steve Tobocman (’97), Executive Director of Global Detroit, coauthored a guest commentary for Bridge Michigan examining how international migration has nearly offset certain population loss and welcoming immigrants with inclusive programs and policies accelerates shared economic prosperity (“Opinion | It’s the Economy Stupid! Immigration Boosts Michigan Prosperity,” May 17). “Scores of Midwest communities like ours have come to the realization that immigration is more than a political, civil rights or social justice issue. It’s a community issue that is inextricably linked to our economic well-being and future. . . . The question is whether all the population doom-and-gloom research and those eager to react to its very real warning signs will embrace the immigration bright spots in the data and invest resources in what has been our state’s and the Midwest’s most important solution.”