How to welcome newcomers to the USA

Kif nista welcome refuġjati, immigranti, and other newcomers to the USA? Hawnhekk huma 8 ways to welcome newcomers into your community.

1) Learn how to pronounce newcomers’ l-ismijiet

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

2) Learn skills to begin volunteering with newcomers in your own community

Sħiħa tagħna il-programm ta ' taħriġ online b'xejn biex issir taf kif effettivament volunteer mal-refuġjati. When you are done, search ourFindHellodatabase for a local organization to support in your town.

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

Your most challenging role as an advocate for newcomers will be among less welcoming members of your own community. Being a good advocate means listening with respect to the fears and worries of non-welcoming community members. If you dismiss their concerns as prejudice or selfishness, you will not win hearts and minds.

minflok, acknowledge that things are changing, and find out what their wishes are. Remind them that refugees, and many other immigrants too, come because they are trying to get away from terror and conflict, not bring it with them, and that engaging people and making them feel welcome is the best prevention. Reminders of immigrant ancestors are also helpful with some groups.

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, religious and traditional societies, family values – and build your advocacy around that. You will find there are plenty of things that some refugee groups have in common with the more conservative Americans, who may resent newcomers simply because they don’t understand them.

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 “Merħba. Din hija darek, wisq” in eight different languages. Proceeds support our work. Issa jixtru a qomos.

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

Jilqgħu l-Amerika huwa moviment nazzjonali li tinkoraġġixxi l-ibliet li jsiru aktar inklużivi ta ' postijiet.

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. Here are some 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. Kiri minnhom! We are adding newcomer-friendly employers to our database. Email us hekk aħna żżid inti. Imbagħad, consider ways to promote English language learning on the job. Your company can give employees time during their work week to earn their GED® diplomas using our free GED® kors ta ' tħejjija.

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 Vantaġġ ogħla.

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

Jum Dinji tar-Refuġjati (June 20th) 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 biex isib il-ġrajja fil-Komunità tiegħek.

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