Dayton Mayor Joins New York Summit
for Cities United for Immigration Action Mayors’ Steering Committee
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley joined 20 other mayors from across the country on December 8 in New York for a summit on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan. Mayor Whaley serves on the mayors’ steering committee for Cities United for Immigration Action, a coalition seeking to spur Congress to pass immigration reform.
“We are here in New York to support a congressional bill for immigration so that people can come out of the shadows and be active in our communities,” Whaley said.
“We’re focusing our attention on the people who are already living and working in our community, and finding ways for them to be full participants and pay taxes. Dayton has been a leader on immigration, and we’ve been able to share best practices with other mayors here at the summit. We’ve been able to bring together businesses, organizations and other groups to see how we can be more welcoming and inclusive.”
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