Tucson, An Immigrant Welcoming City
Following the harsh language and statements regarding immigration in the 2016 presidential campaign, we understand that many immigrant families are currently experiencing high levels of anxiety and fear. We know these can be difficult times, but Tucson is committed to doing everything we can do to ensure that as residents of our city, you feel safe and valued. As an Immigrant Welcoming City, we will stand united and protect one another.
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"Tucson is a city with roots in many cultures. That diversity adds to our strength. It helps us not fear change even as we celebrate our traditions." — Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
On August 7, 2012, Mayor and Council voted to support resolution No. 21944, establishing the City of Tucson as an “Immigrant Welcoming City.” The resolution committed the city to engaging in an ongoing dialogue around immigrant rights issues. Its passage on a 6-1 vote demonstrates the pledge by city leaders to establish a city that values the contributions of all residents, regardless of background.
Our city’s identity is built upon its promise of equality, esteem for diversity, and commitment to innovation. Tucson shares influences of Spanish, Mexican, European, and indigenous cultures which come together to make our city unique. Both Tucson and the nation have prospered because of the contributions of hardworking, aspiring immigrants.
The City of Tucson believes in the human dignity of all residents. We recognize the importance of immigrants’ many contributions to the social and economic fabric of our region, and we hope you will join us in celebrating Tucson’s diversity. The influence of different cultures and communities has been a formative part of Tucson’s past, present, and future.
Let’s all do our part to make Tucson an ‘Immigrant Welcoming City’
In Community, Council Member, Regina Romero
Council Member, Regina Romero