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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Statement on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals DACA Ruling

Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released a ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program is unlawful, sending it back to the U.S. District Court in Texas while allowing current DACA recipients, or Dreamers, to remain. Although this provides temporary relief for Dreamers and their families, a legislative fix is needed…

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#WhereWeBelong: A Look Back at Welcoming Week 2022

Each year, Welcoming Week provides a time and space for communities to come together and celebrate the things that make it welcoming and inclusive places for all who live there. This year was no exception: after two years of living through a pandemic, welcomers around the world came together in-person and virtually to celebrate the…

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Welcoming America joins Bezos Family Foundation to launch student art initiative to support refugee children

Welcoming America is partnering with the BFF program Students Rebuild on their new annual challenge to help change the lives of displaced families from Ukraine, Ethiopia, Turkey, and more. The Bezos Family Foundation’s program Students Rebuild today launched their new annual challenge, The Welcoming Refugees Project, to support organizations working with displaced families including Welcoming…

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Media Advisory: Welcoming America kicks off Welcoming Week 2022 with San José mayor’s office

San José, Calif. – Welcoming America will kick off the 10-year anniversary of Welcoming Week this Friday, September 9, at a press conference featuring San José Mayor Sam Liccardo; Zulma Maciel, Director of the Office of Racial Equity at the City of San José; and Daniel Valdez, Senior Director of External Affairs at Welcoming America.…

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Welcoming America Designates City of Toledo, OH as a Certified Welcoming City Amidst Global Welcoming Week Campaign

Welcoming America is thrilled to designate the City of Toledo as Certified Welcoming. The 16th place to earn the title of Certified Welcoming, Toledo kicked off their Welcoming Week celebration on September 6 by announcing this achievement. The announcement will be followed by a week of events celebrating inclusion for this annual campaign. Events include…

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