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Congress At An Impasse; Communities Not

Rachel Peric | February 16, 2018

As Congress remains at an impasse on immigration, the lives of millions of Americans hang in the balance, and the very idea of America as an immigrant nation is being challenged at the highest levels. While Congress yet again failed to protect Dreamers this week, the number of communities large and small, rural and urban, that are doubling down on ...

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Welcoming America calls upon our nation's leaders to stand in fervent support of the Dream Act, and uphold our commitment to the values that are the bedrock of American democracy. Strong leaders in the 21st century recognize that to be American should never be defined by race, religion or country of origin, but by the content of our character and ...

Letter from David Lubell, founder and executive director When I founded Welcoming America in 2009, with the help of a cohort of trailblazing welcomers, I could hardly have imagined that the organization would become the powerful force for change that it is today; inspiring, connecting, and catalyzing the efforts of hundreds of welcoming communities - and tens of thousands of individuals ...

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Welcoming America’s mission to create communities where all people are valued and can thrive has never been more important.  As board members, it has been our privilege to support the incredible success of the organization and spread of Welcoming communities, which now can be found in every corner of the country working to make life better for immigrants, ...

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