The City Council approved a resolution Sept. 12 to join the Welcoming America movement, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that connects nonprofits and local governments.

Welcoming America helps the connected entities build plans and policies that encourage newcomers and longtime residents to participate in social, civic and economic endeavors in the city.

The resolution was promoted by Councilmember Joe Gebbia. The resolution takes into account Brookhaven’s immigrant population.

“Brookhaven’s multicultural setting is a catalyst for the city to be a ‘receiving community’ to immigrants that have chosen to make Brookhaven their home … and immigration is essential to the development and enrichment of our community,” the resolution reads.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

One reply on “Brookhaven council votes to join ‘Welcoming America’ movement”

  1. Trying to act like those here illegally are the same as those who follow our laws continues to lead to disaster.

    Do the citizens of Brookhaven support this? Was there any discussion or debate?

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