Blog | Welcoming America


Dreamers are our neighbors. They are homeowners, teachers, nurses, scientists, valedictorians, members of our armed forces, and more; they contribute to our economy and our communities.  Welcoming America is deeply dismayed by the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urges Congress to lead with moral courage and pragmatism, and pass ...

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By Felicia Escobar, Welcoming America Fellow, and Monica Fuentes, Welcoming America DC Office Director Because of its sheer size, Texas always plays an outsized role in important national debates, including on issues like immigration. It has produced three presidents - two Republicans and one Democrat - who all recognized the tremendous contributions that immigrants make to our country, sought to ...

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Video: Where will you find common ground in your community?

Keiron Bone Dormegnie | July 19, 2017

  The divides among Americans may seem vast these days, but Welcoming America believes that in many communities, there is a very different narrative that should be lifted up: Stories of diverse people finding common ground and making an impact in each other’s lives. When a Jewish couple in Atlanta, GA, met a Kurdish Muslim refugee couple from Syria, ...

#8ways you can support refugees in your community

Amanda Bailly | June 20, 2017

Photo Credit: Matej Povse

Two years ago, I traveled 2,700 miles across Europe with a Syrian family that was fleeing the war in their home country. Sham, a single mother, and her two kids crossed the sea in an inflatable raft, and together we traveled from the Greek islands to the German capital, where they started a new life. I filmed the journey, and the ...