I am the child of a refugee and immigrant. As a child, my father fled with his parents and little sister from oppression and persecution in Russia, arriving at Ellis Island in 1923. So I have a personal reason to deeply value the openness and inclusion experienced by so many immigrants as they were welcomed to our country. I have worked in my public life to ensure we continue to be that place of welcome.
In response to community fears, some colleagues and I put together a public service announcement emphasizing how much Lexington values its immigrant community. Please feel free to share this message of affirmation and inclusion.