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CENTRAL FALLS â Rhode Islandâs smallest city already has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents and Mayor James Diossa has now officially proclaimed it a âWelcoming Cityâ for newcomers to America.
He says it will send out the message that Central Falls is a good place to come to raise a family and start a business.
The group Welcoming America describes itself as âa national, grassroots-driven collaborative that promotes mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans. Through a countrywide network of member organizations and partners, Welcoming America works to promote a welcoming atmosphere â community by community â in which immigrants and native born residents can find common ground and shared prosperity.â
âI think generally the whole state of Rhode Island has been very welcoming to the individuals and families who have come to our state and our cities and towns,â Diossa told The Times Monday.
Read the rest of this story in Tuesday's newspaper.