Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed this week established the Welcoming Atlanta Working Group. The 21-person committee is tasked with developing ways to help immigrants integrate into the Atlanta community.
Monica Fuentes, who is heading the mayor’s initiative, says several factors led to the Reed’s decision.
“Metro Atlanta is actually the second-fastest growing foreign-born population in the United States right now,” she says. “So, the demographics are changing. People are here, people want to go to work, people want to go to school.”