Immigration to Manchester, New Hampshire: History, Trends, and Implications

Sally Ward, Justin Young, and Curt Grimm, “Immigration to Manchester, New Hampshire: History, Trends, and Implications,” Carsey School of Public Policy, May 2014. “The origins of recent immigrants to Manchester are very different from the origins of those who labored in Amoskeag Mills. Only 30 percent of recent immigrants come from regions that gave Manchester its mill workers (North America and Europe). Today’s immigrants are more likely to come from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. In addition, since 1980, Manchester—as well as other New Hampshire localities—has been a resettlement site for international refugees, part of a program created by the Federal Refugee Act of 1980 that established resettlement sites in all states.”