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Yes, welcoming is hard, but not impossible: a response to the crisis narrative of the migrant situation in the U.S.

When someone chooses to make our community home, flattery — not indignation — should be our response. If they, like my own family, have traveled thousands of miles, fled an oppressive regime, and want to work so they can feed their family, consider yourself doubly flattered, because it means you’ve done great work creating a…

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Advancing Welcoming through Community Foundations

Against growing levels of global migration, demographic change, and efforts to advance equity and inclusion, community foundations have an interest in — and responsibility to — invest in efforts to create more welcoming local communities. This whitepaper, “Advancing Welcoming through Community Foundations,” explores the potential for greater coordination, collaboration, and investment from community foundations in advancing the vital work of welcoming newcomers into U.S. communities. It also explores the potential of linking the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to the Welcoming Standard as a potential blueprint for community foundations interested in contributing to global collective impact in advancing equity, belonging, and inclusion. 

Welcoming Standard
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News Press Release

White House Announces the Restart of the Task Force on New Americans during the National Immigration Inclusion Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Partnership for New Americans and Welcoming America issues the following statement in response to the announcement today from the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) on reestablishing the Task Force on New Americans during the National Immigrant Inclusion Conference (NIIC): “We are encouraged by the Domestic Policy Council’s announcement about restarting the…

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News Statement

The time is now for communities to put welcoming values into action

As we move on from the midterm elections, we are dismayed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott continuing to send people from the Texas border to so-called “liberal havens” – most recently, to Philadelphia – without their knowledge, and with the misguided notion that this will somehow turn public opinion against them. But as the midterms…

Certified Welcoming, Safe Communities
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Resource Webinar

DACA: Updates and Strategies

Interested in learning about the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) ruling, the policy’s future, and how to support Dreamers? watch this timely webinar featuring staff attorneys from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. The discussion provides a comprehensive update on DACA and a breakdown of recent rulings on the policy. Speakers: Krsna Avila,…

DACA
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News Press Release

Announcing the Newest Cohort of the Gateways for Growth Challenge

The Gateways for Growth Challenge announces its fifth cohort, forming a network of over 75 localities across 35 states deploying economic research and multi-sector welcoming plans to forward inclusion and economic opportunity for all. DECATUR, GA & WASHINGTON – Today, the American Immigration Council and Welcoming America are pleased to announce that 9 localities will…

Government and Community Leadership
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Five U.S. cities and counties achieve, redesignate as Certified Welcoming

Welcoming America, a national nonprofit organization, announces today five U.S. cities and counties achieving or redesignating as Certified Welcoming places. Said Rachel Perić, executive director of Welcoming America: “We are pleased to announce a new round of leaders in the growing movement to create communities where everyone — including people who migrate — can belong…

Certified Welcoming
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Resource Toolkit

Advancing a Welcoming Infrastructure for Humanitarian Relief

As individuals and organizations in localities across the globe mobilize to support those displaced by war, conflict, and climate disasters, meeting the immediate needs is critical. At the same time, building the infrastructure needed to support and engage migrants and non-migrants in the long term is essential to ensuring belonging for all lasts beyond these…

Refugees
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Blog Post

Connecting Indigenous storytelling to build bridges in Charlotte

A story’s ability to bring people together is boundless. Ramona Moore Big Eagle knows this because storytelling is in her blood. Based in the newly Certified Welcoming city of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ramona is an educator, legend keeper, enrolled member of the Tuscarora nation, and recently, a gardener. Through her work with the Universal Institute…

Connected Communities
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