Reed: Atlanta Will Welcome Immigrants

Immigrants are welcome in Atlanta. That’s the message Mayor Kasim Reed sent Wednesday when he announced the recommendations of the Welcoming Atlanta Working Group he appointed in April.

Standing in front of the Center for Civil and Human Rights downtown, Mayor Reed said the group submitted 20 recommendations to help immigrants integrate.

“Some of the specific recommendations include establishing an office of multicultural affairs; expanding cultural competency training for our city employees; creating a multicultural liaison unit within the Atlanta Police Department; and today I’m happy to formally announce that the working group will be my official Welcoming Atlanta advisory committee,” Reed said.

Reed said the city will benefit economically and culturally by embracing immigrants.

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