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On September 19, 2017, join us in the Salt Lake County Council Chambers at 4 for a proclamation and reception to celebrate Welcoming Week.
Participate in our 7 Days, 7 Ways to Connect with your Community Challenge. Share your experiences on social media using #WelcomingSaltLake .
Pick up an "I'm a Welcomer" sign at any Salt Lake County Library branch, and post a picture with #WelcomingSaltLake or #IWelcome .
Click here for a customizable I'm a Welcomer sign, and click here for a regular one.
Statement from Mayor Ben McAdams on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Lake County, UT—
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams issued the following statement regarding the
administration’s decision on DACA:
“I’m disheartened by President Trump’s action
to overturn DACA. But now that the deportation clock is ticking, I strongly
urge Congress to quickly pass a law allowing deferred action for young people
who came to the U.S. as children, to continue.
The futures of 800,000 young people—including
thousands in Utah—hang in the balance.
These are youth who are studying, working,
serving in the military and contributing to our community. We elected our
representatives to come together in a bipartisan way to reform our broken
immigration system and making DACA the law of the land is a critical first
The Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans is about connecting New Americans to resources to help them thrive and feel welcomed here. We work to improve the lives of Salt Lake County's New American residents by maximizing their civic, social, and economic potential.
Together with the Salt Lake Chamber and other partners, we have developed an action plan to help make our community more welcoming.
of the goals of our welcoming plan for New Americans is to maximize their
economic potential. Local employers, such as
Intermountain Healthcare, are playing an important role by offering English as a second language and other educational programs. Here’s how it is working:
Recent national events have caused some of the people we serve to feel fear or anxiety. Mayor McAdams and several County Council members signed a resolution in support of refugees, which says, "Salt Lake County welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs, and practices regardless of national origin or ethnicity..."
Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder held a news conference to clarify how his police officers conduct their duties in regards to immigration.