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Statement from the Mayor - Immigration Reform

November 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mayor Karl Dean today released this statement following President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration.

"I am proud that Nashville is a welcoming place that recognizes the many contributions of the New Americans who have chosen to make our city their home. Immigrants and refugees make Nashville stronger and more vibrant.

Congress needs to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but until they do, the President's action will allow some families in Nashville to participate more fully in our community. From a local perspective, our Mayor's Office of New Americans will work with our nonprofit partners to help immigrants access the information they need. In the coming months, we will have resources available at New Americans Corners that are located at Metro branch libraries and community centers throughout Davidson County."