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  We are wrapping up Welcoming Week in a time of extremes -- both the harmful rhetoric that isolates us and hampers our potential as a thriving, inclusive society, and the immense enthusiasm and support for affirming our American values. This is especially true as the Department of Homeland Security considers a rule change that would penalize new Americans for ...

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It’s a time of immense challenges for the communities we serve, many of whom are living in fear. We are becoming polarized, and many Americans have been uprooted by the sense that they no longer belong. At the same time, many people are standing up for their neighbors and affirming that our country is a place for everyone. New ...

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Metro Atlanta Becomes The First Major Metro Area To Adopt A Regional Welcoming Plan   Contact: Timothy Walden , Communications Manager Phone: 404-736-6608 Email: [email protected] Embargoed until August 23, 2018 at 7pm EST Welcoming America is pleased to announce metro Atlanta as the first major metro area to create and implement a regional welcoming plan. The strategic plan which outlines 59 ...

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What it Will Take to Unite our Nation

Rachel Peric | July 25, 2018

Seventy-five years ago, my grandparents lost nearly everyone they loved in the Holocaust and came with my mother as refugees to this country, where they were able to build new lives and call themselves Americans.   Today, when I hold my daughter’s tiny toddler hands in mine, I think of how my grandmother became an orphan, and of the ...

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