Blog | Welcoming America


Here’s what you need to know for Welcoming Week

Keiron Bone Dormegnie | June 16, 2017

It’s a time of immense challenges for our country and the communities we serve. Many Americans feel that they no longer belong, and the values we stand for and the people we serve face grave threats. At the same time, many people are standing up for neighbors and affirming that our country is a place for everyone, weaving together ...

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Diaspora: Once Newcomers, Now Vital Community Bridge Builders

Vanja Pantic Oflazoglu | June 13, 2017

The United States, which has long been known for its deep history of immigration and welcoming immigrants and refugees, accepted hundreds of thousands of Bosnian refugees who were fleeing war and genocide in the 1990s. Since then, Bosnians - like myself - have integrated into our new communities, contributed economically by opening new businesses and creating job opportunities, and promoted ...

The Welcoming Economies Global Network is a program of Welcoming America and Global Detroit. The Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network is comprised of more than twenty regional economic development initiatives from across the Midwest working to tap into the economic development opportunities created by immigrants. Denise Williams found her courage negotiating with CEOs at the age of fourteen while ...

Executive Action undermines our nation’s core values

Keiron Bone Dormegnie | January 20, 2017

Our shared prosperity relies on the innovation and creativity of people who come from all over the world, all walks of life, and all faiths and cultural traditions. Providing protection to those seeking safety from violence and persecution is one of our nation’s proudest and longest standing traditions. It represents who we are as a people. Welcoming America strongly ...