“Walls don’t work, there’s never been a fence or a wall high enough to contain human aspiration,” – Angela Blanchard
For more than 110 years we’ve been welcoming people to our city and our centers. Staying true to our roots in the Settlement House Movement, our mission has never changed. We exist to keep Houston a place of opportunity for all.
Today, the definition of ‘all’ is under threat once again and we’re here to take a stand.
We are here to take a stand for hardworking families who are enriching our region. We are here to take a stand against blanket discrimination and building walls. We are here to be the voice of our neighbors. We are here to say what others want to but simply can’t.
We will continue to do what we always do in Houston; helping families build a life, contribute to our economy, our culture, and our community. In Houston alone, foreign born residents contributed $117B to our GDP and an estimated $2.9B in state and local taxes in 2014.
Our immigration team is providing preliminary guidance to immigrant community members who have questions about how potential immigration policy changes might affect them and their families. Since 2010, more than 24,000 individuals attended our immigration forums and we’ve completed around 1350 citizenship applications.
There’s enough for all of us, there’s enough for us to remain globally connected and locally engaged. Take a stand with us; help us keep Houston a place of opportunity for all.