West Virginia Is Losing Population. Immigration Could Be One Solution


On this West Virginia Morning, a new survey from APM Research Lab shows attitudes across the country toward immigrants shift depending on the makeup of our local communities.

The West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools announced on Wednesday plans to retire by the summer. Emily Allen has more.

As caucus and primary season launches this week, producer Andrea Tudhope of America Amplified: Election 2020 spent time with residents of Denison, Iowa where immigrants make up at least a third of the local population. 

West Virginia is hemorrhaging population as young people move out, older people die, and few new people move in. Experts say this trend is going to be particularly problematic as the state needs more workers to care for the aging population. Kara Lofton considers one way other states have addressed the problem – new immigrants.

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