Immigrant inclusion promotes prosperity and transforms all residents, reaping shared benefits and a thriving community for both foreign-born and native-born residents alike. We are fortunate that San Mateo County has many organizations, foundations, and government agencies/municipalities already dedicated towards serving their immigrant communities and making San Mateo County welcoming and inclusive for all. This is the first time that all these amazing efforts will combine to create one large-scale, multi-sector immigrant integration strategic plan for the near future and for years to come, and that is very exciting.

Having been born and raised in San Mateo County as a daughter of immigrants, I am so very honored to help run and co-facilitate this initiative in my home county with my colleague Jasmine and wonderful community partners.

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Jennifer Llamas
County of San Mateo, Immigrant Services