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Immigrant Point Overlook



There I was gazing at the Pacific Ocean at one of the most beautiful views in Northern California Immigrant Point Overlook. It’s in San Francisco and a vista point where one can gaze, admire, contemplate, and just observe the natural beauty and splendor of the open air and ocean. Also, carved into stone are words by President Woodrow Wilson, “We opened the gates to all the world and said, “Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome.’”


Just in the period of September to November In California alone, there have been more than 42,000 migrants that have been dropped off by US border authorities. While the US has been a beacon of hope for so many individuals seeking refuge, local governments are looking to national leadership about how to support the rising cost of welcoming newcomers. 


To that effect, Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary For Civilian Security Democracy, and  Human Rights, gave remarks at the Cities Summit of the Americas and emphasized the resources that the government is putting into helping displaced peoples and the launch of Welcome Corps. I had never heard of it until I read the address. It’s a program, started earlier this year that empowers everyday Americans to welcome refugees. 



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