As part of the Santa Clara County immigrant integration model, a special focus has been placed on immigrant issues, trends, contributions to the society, and leadership in diverse communities. Below are some examples of that work:
OIR Annual Events
- Beacon of Light Awards
- Educational Forums
- Citizenship Days
- National Welcoming Week
- Immigrant Heritage Month
Welcoming Week Celebration in Santa Clara County
Under the umbrella of Welcoming America, numerous municipalities and community based organizations across the country are celebrating National Welcoming Week. Numerous entities across the United States and other parts of the world have recognized that immigrants and refugees make communities stronger economically, socially, and culturally.
Santa Clara County joined more than 80 communities across the United States to celebrate National Welcoming Week for the first time in 2016. Office of Immigrant Relations hosts a number of local welcoming activities, including colorful displays containing resources and information, library events, immigrant and refugee film screenings.
Immigration at a Crossroads
Event was held on February 11, 2015. Below is the program and main documents presented at the event: