Bibles, Badges and Business Supports 1st Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

Assistant Director of Communications

June 2, 2014

Welcome.us Convenes Nationwide Effort to Highlight Immigrant Impact


WASHINGTON, D.C. — As an important summer for immigration reform begins to ramp up, the Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform (BBB) network is pleased to join with Welcome.us and announce June as the first Immigrant Heritage Month.

The Welcome.us initiative includes individual, organizational and corporate partners across the country who will share inspirational immigrant stories and highlight the critical role of immigrants and immigration in our nation’s history and future.

“In the United States, with a good idea and enough hard work, anything is possible,” said Tolu Olubunmi, Executive Director of Welcome.us. “American success is a result of our many distinct experiences, not in spite of it. Our goal is to encourage as many Americans as possible to tell the story of how they first felt welcomed to the American experience. Our history and stories will help determine our future.”

“Immigrants play a vital role in our nation’s churches, communities and economy,” added Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “It’s absolutely critical that we honor the innumerable contributions immigrants have made to this country. We must continue to welcome immigrants who come here to work hard and who in turn make us stronger. Our future will be brighter for it.”

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