How to welcome newcomers to the USA

Kouman mwen ka akeyi refijye yo, imigran, and other newcomers to the USA? Men 8 ways to welcome newcomers into your community.

1) Learn how to pronounce newcomers’ non

One important thing you can to do help newcomers feel welcome is to learn how to pronounce their names. Aprann tips on how to pronounce names that sound foreign to you.

2) Learn skills to connect with newcomers in your own community

Nèt sou tout pwen nou online welcoming course to learn how to effectively welcome, sipò, volunteer with, or simply connect to newcomers. When you are done, search ourFindHellodatabase for a local organization to support.

3) Be prepared to listen to the concerns of established residents in your communities

Wòl ki pi difisil ou tankou yon avoka pou newcomers pral rete nan mitan mwens akeyi manb kominote w. Se yon bon avoka vle di osijè de pè a ak sousi ki pa bat bwavo manb kominote dekout yo. Si ou lage pwoblèm yo tankou prejije, ni l', ou pa genyen kè yo ak lèspwi.

Alaplas de, acknowledge that things are changing, e chèche konnen kisa swè yo ye. Remind them that refugees, and many other immigrants too, come because they are trying to get away from terror and conflict, yo pa pote l' avèk yo, e ki moun li mete yo santi Byenveni se sa a pi bon prevansyon. Rappel de ancêtres imigran yo tou konsèy pou ede ak kèk gwoup yo.

You can also highlight the positives that immigrants bring with them. Find common ground by identifying similar values that newcomers have with non-welcoming community members – work ethic and resilience, relijye ak tradisyonèl sosyete, familyal- e bati ou defans nan sa. W ap jwenn genyen anpil bagay ki gen kèk gwoup refijye gen ka soti nan plis konsèvatif Ameriken, ki ka renvoyer newcomers senpleman paske yo pa konprann yo.

4) Buy a shirt and wear a message of welcome to newcomers

You can wear a message of welcome when you are out and about in your city. USAHello sells shirts with the message “Byenvini. Sa se lakay ou, twò” in eight different languages. Proceeds support our work. Achte yon chemiz koulye a.

5) Work with your city and county officials to declare your community a welcoming city

Bat bwavo Amerik se yon mouvman nasyonal ki ankouraje vil yo ak nan tout lavil pou yo vin kote plis enklizif.

6) Teach children about refugees and other newcomers both at school and at home

Teaching children about refugees can be a challenge but is also an important thing to do. Isit la se kèk ideas to help you talk to your children about refugees.

7) Hire newcomers and learn inclusive employment practices

Research shows refugees and other newcomers are very valuable parts of the workforce. Anplwaye yo! apre, consider ways to promote English language learning on the job. Your company can give employees time during their workweek to earn their GED® diplomas using our free GED® pweparasyon kou.

If you are looking for additional support on how to hire and work with employees who are refugees or immigrants, you can find more resources and technical support from our friends at Pi gwo avantaj.

If you own a business, please sign the We Hire Refugees declaration Jodia! Even if you aren’t in a position to hire refugees, you can still sign the declaration to support and welcome refugees. Let’s speak with a louder voice about how refugees make our companies, economy and communities stronger and advance initiatives that support refugee resettlement.

8) Plan or attend an event for World Refugee Day or Welcoming Week

Refijye jou mondyal (20tyèm jen) is a day to celebrate the strength and resilience of refugees around the globe. Many communities across the United States host events during the month of June. Welcoming Week is celebrated each September. Visit our friends at pou jwenn yon evènman nan kominote w lan.

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