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Aurora Ranks No. 1 in Colorado for Immigrant Support in 2021 Cities Index

Exactly one year ago, the Aurora City Council approved a strategic plan addressing the next 10 years of the city’s immigrant integration efforts. As one of the most ethnically diverse large cities in the United States and with one in five residents having been born outside the U.S., Aurora has been committed to being a welcoming city that values the contributions and potential of immigrants and refugees. It is also the only city in Colorado with a strategic plan on immigrant integration, initially adopted in 2015.

And with this ongoing effort, the city of Aurora welcomed recent nomination as the No.1 city in state for immigrant support on new index. The city of Aurora has been ranked No.1 overall in Colorado on the New American Economy Cities Index for its commitment to support its immigrant population. Aurora’s ranking on the index has been steadily increasing in recent years as the city has prioritized immigrant integration and inclusion in the community.

Moreover, Aurora’s overall score of 3.25 on the Cities Index places the city tops in Colorado and third in the Mountain Region.

“One of Aurora’s greatest assets is the diversity of our people, coming from around in search of a better life,” said Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman. “This ranking shows the important work that has already been done in supporting our immigrant communities and serves as a foundation for our continued efforts to be a welcoming city to all who want to make Aurora their home.”

As mentioned earlier, most of the index’s categories align with the already-set focus of Aurora’s 10-year immigrant integration plan, titled “Aurora Is Open to the World.” These include supporting vocational training, licensing and entrepreneurship, ensuring access to translated materials published by the city and building language support through vendors and city staff, having an office dedicated to immigrant services and supporting the immigrant population through resolutions and programs, and providing programs that support and guide immigrants through the naturalization process.

“From innovative leadership programs such as Natural Helpers, to a wide network of community partners serving our immigrant and refugee community, the city has been at the forefront of how to create an integrated city,” said Ricardo Gambetta, manager of the city’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs. “I’m excited to see this work recognized by New American Economy and look forward to continue improving our services and engagement with our immigrant community.”

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Rachel Y cho
Rachel Y cho
• BA Journalism&Mass Communication, Korea University • BA International Studies, Korea University • MA International Security, University of Denver

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