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Welcoming in the News

Here are some media coverage highlights to inspire and inform your own community’s welcoming movement.

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Metro Atlanta Becomes The First Major Metro Area To Adopt A Regional Welcoming Plan

Welcoming America is pleased to announce metro Atlanta as the first major metro area to create and implement a regional welcoming plan.

Salt Lake County and Louisville Metro Government Announced as Certified Welcoming

Welcoming America is pleased to congratulate Salt Lake County and Louisville Metro Government for achieving the status of Certified Welcoming and joining the growing Certified Welcoming movement. Welcoming America announced their achievement at the Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Convening on June 19, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Let's Keep Families Together

Today’s immigration crisis and the narratives driving it could not take place in a country that has firmly decided to be welcoming as a moral and economic imperative.  This is the work we do – with your help – to reach hearts and minds, and show how millions of Americans are already choosing the path of welcoming and following their better angels. 

Gearing up for Census 2020

As lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the decision move forward, localities can and should act now to ensure a fair and accurate count, by engaging stakeholders and communicating the importance of a complete count to local residents, particularly those – like immigrants – at risk of an undercount.

Rachel Peric: Ohio Rewarded For Embracing Immigrants

Ohio has long served as a microcosm of the United States. At a time of rising fears about immigrants and demographic change, these pragmatic efforts rooted in local values offer a counterpoint to the vitriol.

A More Welcoming American Dream

That work of building a common American Dream starts in communities, where neighbors of all stripes can get to work on common projects. The cooperation we see during times of natural disaster show us that this possible.  

Rust Belt Needs Legal Immigration

President Trump supports a plan that would halve the number of newcomers—and cut off the Midwest’s “demographic lifeline.”​

Anchorage embraces role as welcoming city

Anchorage is proud of its heritage and poised to be a globally competitive, culturally vibrant community ready to take on the opportunities and challenges we face at the edge of the Arctic.

Code the Dream in Durham helps immigrant and refugee communities give back and diversify tech world

A Code the Dream program is helping to steer people from immigrant, refugee and minority communities into computer programming jobs and tech careers. The classes are being offered through Uniting NC, a Welcoming America member, and the American Underground, a startup incubator.

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