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Supporting the 1st Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

International Focus Joins Nationwide Effort to Highlight Immigrant Impact on History and Future of America

RALEIGH, NC- Today International Focus announced its support of the first ever Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative organized by the nonprofit Welcome.us to partner with corporations, media outlets, organizations, celebrities, athletes, faith, civic, and political leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants.

Supporters are encouraged to connect with Immigrant Heritage Month through social media or events in their city and share their own unique immigration story.

Immigrant Heritage Month will focus on four key themes:

  • Telling the story of American immigrant ancestry
  • Highlighting immigrant contributions to the economy and culture
  • Celebrating modern immigrant families
  • Honoring immigrants who serve our Nation in the armed forces and through civil service

Tolu Olubunmi, executive director of Welcome.us, provided national context for the events in Raleigh.

"In the United States, with a good idea and enough hard work, anything is possible" said Tolu Olubunmi, executive director of Welcome.us.

"The entrepreneurial drive and spirit of our country is built on our diversity of origins. It is what drew the first people to the U.S. and what continues to drive American business. American success is a result of our many distinct experiences, not in spite of it."

Our goal is to encourage as many Americans as possible to tell the story of how they first felt welcomed to the American experience. Our history and stories will help determine our future - at Welcome.us, we want everyone here to be a part of that history.

Visit welcome.us for more information on how to share your story and learn more about our nationwide effort.

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