Weismann says international immigrants attracted to Midwest

Weismann says international immigrants attracted to Midwest

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Friday, March 15, 2013
George Chen (left) from Taiwan and his brother Henry Chen stand and place their hands as they swear the Oath of Allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Courthouse for the Northern District of Iowa on Nov. 16, 2012, in southeast Cedar Rapids.

International immigrants are attracted to the Midwest, and Iowa specifically, for its low unemployment rate and cost of living, diverse economic sectors, and educational opportunities, says Amy Weismann, associate director for the UI Center for Human Rights.

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