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Welcome from Mayor G.T. Bynum

The New Tulsans Initiative recognizes the core belief that our city’s greatest asset is our people. As Tulsa grows and becomes a diverse world-class city, the New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan will provide pathways for socially responsible immigrant integration and will seek out opportunities that benefit both native born and immigrant residents of Tulsa. Read More

Flourish Tulsa

In Tulsa, immigrants who have high professional qualifications from their countries of origin may face challenges finding employment in their field of expertise or may experience unemployment and underemployment. Developing strategies for connecting this population with employment in fields they have experience in and are passionate about would not only offer economic mobility for their households, but would also promote a diverse and inclusive business climate and activate the full potential of Tulsa’s economy. For this reason, the City of Tulsa has partnered with Workforce Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, YWCA Tulsa, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber to launch a new program called Flourish Tulsa. Read More

New Rule for "Public Charge" Requirements for Immigration Processes

The Department of Homeland Security announced they would begin to implement a new rule relating to “public charge” requirements in certain immigration processes starting on Monday, February 24, 2020. Public charge does not apply to all immigrants. Every family is different and the programs that help your family might not be part of new changes to the policy. Below are materials that provide more information about public charge to help make the best decision for immigrants and their families. You can also call 211 to receive a multilingual referral to a local nonprofit that can answer your questions. EnglishEspañol

A Snapshot of Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrants in the County

The City of Tulsa is one of twelve recipients of New American Economy (NAE) research that will be used to inform culturally sensitive emergency response and recovery measures that ensure all residents are supported, regardless of immigration status.

This customized data brief from NAE highlights the demographic nuances of Tulsa County’s immigrant population and will inform the advocacy, development, and implementation of inclusive local emergency and recovery responses. Read more...


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