TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa is unveiling a new plan to welcome immigrants to the area.
Mayor G.T. Bynum announced the meeting to unveil the plan and what it entails Thursday morning at the Martin Regional Library.
"Join the City of Tulsa as we build a resilient and welcoming city that embraces immigrants and fosters opportunity for all. The Mayor's New Tulsans Initiative seeks to offer pathways for socially responsible immigrant integration and to foster connections between immigrants and long-term Tulsans." - City of Tulsa
Bynum launched the New Tulsans Initiative last year and announced the city would be a part of the nationwide Gateways For Growth Challenge.
Tulsa is one of 25 communities chosen for the challenge.
Immigrants accounted for 27.9 percent of overall population growth in the Tulsa area between 2010 and 2015, according to the New American Economy report released in partnership with the city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
The new plan unveiled Thursday is meant to be a roadmap to build a more equal city for new Tulsans and long-term residents.
The City of Tulsa released details on the multi-step plan:
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