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David Lubell | November 10, 2016

The last few days have been difficult for so many in our country. To the one in four Americans who is an immigrant or the child of an immigrant - this is your home, you belong here, and we fight alongside you. To families who fear being torn apart by deportations - our country must be better than that. To ...

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Stand Together and Neighbors Together will help you build understanding in your community and counter fear of “others” by sharing promising practices of welcome for all. We hope that these toolkits strengthen your community as residents get to know their neighbors. Demographic changes are happening across the United States, and many Americans don’t know who their new neighbors are ...

Central to Welcoming America’s work is the idea that communities can only thrive when all are valued. We just wrapped up a successful Welcoming Week, with more than 350 events across the country where people came together to celebrate the contributions of all residents, including new Americans. We hope that many new connections were made, as people got to know ...

CNN: How immigrants can revive America's blighted neighborhoods

Keiron Bone Dormegnie | October 24, 2016

As cities like Detroit and Baltimore struggle to find ways to revitalize their abandoned buildings, a new study has found that immigrants might hold the key to bring new life to blighted neighborhoods. However, entities that manage distressed properties -- called landbanks -- have ignored them. Most Rust Belt cities have more immigrants who could qualify as home buyers, per-capita, ...

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