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Hudson Valley organizations brainstorm on how to welcome newcomers to the area

The Ellis Island Initiative brought together government officials, businesses, and groups to brainstorm the best way to welcome newcomers to the area.

Julia Burns

May 30, 2024, 2:18 AM

Updated 24 days ago

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The Ellis Island Initiative brought together government officials, businesses, and groups to brainstorm the best way to welcome newcomers to the area.
Officials say immigrants make up 24% of the population in the lower Hudson Valley.
Local leaders also say welcoming newcomers could give a boost to local economies as well as benefit tax revenue.
Local leaders discussed expediting work authorizations, support for childcare, funding and more.


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