King County Exec: Following through on King County's commitment to welcoming immigrants and refugees

Thursday, August 11, 2016

King County Executive Dow Constantine endorsed recommendations by the King County Immigrant and Refugee Task Force to advance equity and opportunity for the more than 400,000 foreign-born residents in the region.

"At a time when hateful rhetoric targets men, women and children from around the world who seek safety, hope and a better life, King County proudly upholds the American principle that we are a nation of opportunity," said Executive Constantine. 
"The task force has produced recommendations that will help immigrants and refugees in our region flourish, achieve their full potential, and contribute to our region's prosperity."

The recommendations endorsed by Executive Constantine include a permanent Immigrant and Refugee Commission with a dedicated staff member that will serve as a hub for activities, services and dialogue among elected leaders, community organizations and county employees. Such a hub would align organizations and critical players serving the refugee and immigrant population to achieve greater impact.

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