Thursday, September 22, 2011

City rolls out longer, wider welcome mat for immigrants

This California city is trying to welcome immigrants, they know they are needed. - - Donna Poisl

By Rowena Coetsee, Contra Costa Times

OAKLEY -- Bienvenidos. Maligayang pagdating. Hoan Nghinh. Ahlan Wa Sahlan.

The words mean the same in any language: Welcome.

And it's a message Oakley wants to make sure it conveys to its immigrant population.
To that end, the city recently formalized efforts to make foreign-born residents feel that they're a valuable part of their adopted community in a campaign it's calling "You, Me, We = Oakley."
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