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Dayton, Ohio...Welcoming America is pleased to congratulate Dayton, Ohio, for achieving the status of Certified Welcoming, the first city in the United States to earn the merit. Dayton announced the achievement at a City Commission meeting today. “We are proud of the recognition Dayton has earned as being the first Certified Welcoming city in the country. This recognition affirms ...

6th annual celebration features more than 700 events in communities large and small, rural and urban, that are building inclusive, welcoming places for immigrants and refugees.  Against a backdrop of divisive national rhetoric and policy making, hundreds of communities are showing they value a different path forward by participating in Welcoming Week Sept. 15-24. Events include community potlucks, soccer tournaments, ...

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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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