In the United States, something similar is happening as authorities are interested in managing demography. Instead of packing people off to [zzzzz] New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, why not send them where they are needed like, say, Detroit? To you and me it may be a terrible instance of urban decay that is in its death throes via depopulation and bankruptcy. For others, however, it is a prime example of the Land of Opportunity. The Arab American News has an interesting article along these lines as a Polish immigration lawyer says there is no better time than now to attain permanent residence in, er, Detroit:
Every year, millions of immigrants celebrate the New Year with their own traditions. For our family, it is a ham, kielbasa, horseradish, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut and pierogis, which are a traditional Polish dishes. And each year, like billions of people around the world, we look forward to the new year with a list of hopes, dreams and resolutions.If you are a legal permanent resident eligible for American citizenship, there is no better time than 2014 to resolve to become a citizen. As someone who has spent years working with Arab-American immigrants here in Detroit, my own resolution is to help as many of them as possible here in Detroit to take the necessary steps toward citizenship with the New Americans Campaign.Your community is larger than you might think. Michigan is home to 130,000 lawful permanent residents who could become citizens.