The Coastal Packet: Brunswick welcomes immigrants

Thursday, February 22

Brunswick welcomes immigrants

Portland Press Herald -The Brunswick Town Council voted 8-1 to adopt a resolution expressing the town’s desire to welcome new residents – particularly immigrants, but the move has encountered opposition from those who say it’s a step toward potentially pitting the town against federal law.

Titled “Resolution welcoming new residents,” the idea was put forward by Sanctuary Brunswick, an organization dedicated to the acceptance of immigrants. With the resolution, the council said the town would “welcome and support the successful integration of immigrants into our community as it also seeks to deepen the sensitivity of our citizens to the challenges faced by our newest neighbors.”

The decision comes after the council approved a new banner in the town office that depicts a variety of ethnicities and the phrase “Welcome New Mainers.” Supporters of the resolution said it follows the same sentiment as the banner.

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