Co-chair speaks at task force on immigration kick-off.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley kicked off his Task Force on Immigration Thursday morning.
According to the mayor, the task force will work to make Cincinnati a place for immigrants to call home, starts a business and thrive.
"Nearly 15,000 people in Cincinnati were born in another country," said Mayor Cranley. "Make no mistake, this is a good thing for the United States and it is a good thing for Cincinnati."
The task force will examine the city's policies on immigration and how it can bring, retain and foster the immigrant community.
Co-chairs on the task force include President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Brian Carley, University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono, Archdiocese Ted Bergh, and Chief of Police Jeffrey Blackwell.
The four focus areas of the force are economic development; community resources, welcoming and development; education and talent recognition; international relationships; and rights and safety.