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This piece was co-written by Steve Tobbocman. Launched in February, the Welcoming Economies Technical Assistance Pilot (WE Pilot) supports local leaders in advancing policies, programs, partnerships, and practices that include immigrants as part of their local or regional economic strategy. Two of the three pilot initiatives are partnerships between a local economic development agency and a local government or nonprofit. ...

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Statement on DACA ruling

Welcoming America | June 22, 2020

DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Administration cannot proceed with ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 650,000 young adults who came to the United States as a child without documentation or a choice of citizenship. We applaud the decision and celebrate with our network of 200+ nonprofits and local government members in ...

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In these unprecedented times of both a pandemic and national conversation on racism, the need for communities to translate welcoming values into policies and practices that create more inclusive environments is greater than ever. That is why we are pleased to announce the newest additions to the growing list of Certified Welcoming places in the United States: the City of ...

June 20 is World Refugee Day. As an internationally-designated day of the United Nations, World Refugee Day was established as a way for people across the world to show solidarity for refugees and to honor their resilience and determination to find safe haven. By the end of 2018, 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or ...

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