Newark placed first for how it integrates immigrants into the community, in the New American Economy “Cities Index.” In the NAE’s first-ever such index, the 100 largest cities in the country were assessed on a range of issues that could affect integration such as government leadership, economic empowerment, inclusivity, legal support, job opportunities, and livability.

Out of a possible score of 5, Newark attained 4.03. Baltimore and New York City placed second and third, and two cities in California — Chula Vista and San Francisco — rounded out the top five. (The NAE is made up of more than 500 Republican, Democratic and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans.)

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