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Additional bans on immigration, asylum seekers make America a less healthy place

Welcoming America | June 24, 2020

Illustration by Angelina Bambina. 

A healthy America is one that isn't afraid of immigrants.  Just a few days after the Supreme Court declined to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Administration released two policy measures that effectively reinforce a ban on aspiring Americans in the name of public health and the economy. The details of the policies are outlined ...

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Welcoming International launches website

Welcoming America | June 23, 2020

Welcoming International, a coalition of initiatives advancing inclusion and belonging in localities worldwide, launched its website today.  The website is the initiative’s latest effort to expand and celebrate the global footprint of inclusive communities. Through tailored content, information, and resources, the Welcoming International website aims to highlight the impact of inclusion in local communities and provide ways for ...

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.

Drew Angerer/Getty Images

 

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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