Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Refugee & Immigrant Advisory Committee

Executive Director, Alaric Bien, has been appointed to the City of Seattle's newly formed Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Committee. This group's task will be to oversee the implementation of the city's Immigrant and Refugee Action Plan.

This plan will remove barriers and ensure that foreign born residents are served as well as those who are native born. The plan addresses access to services and information, protection of civil rights, civic engagement, work force and economic development, and service delivery.

According to 2006 Census estimates, 105,000 Seattle residents (19%) are foreign born.

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