Midwestern Cities Wake Up And Begin To Welcome Immigrant Families

Cleveland is mentioned and there is a focus on Dayton Ohio and their efforts to tell immigrants to come to Dayton and make it your new home. New York Times article on Ailing Midwestern Cities Extend A Welcome To Immigrants.

Dayton’s mayor was approached by a Turkish immigrant already in Dayton who said he wanted to get other Turkish families interested in moving there. The mayor said “… the worst thing that could happen is that 4,000 Turkish families could come to Dayton and fix up 4,000 houses,” the mayor recalled. “So how do we facilitate their success?”

Read the article to see how they began accomplishing this. Fascinating and wonderful. While Cleveland is mentioned as pro-immigrant, are we really doing everything Dayton is doing?