The city of Tucson launched a new webpage for immigrant resources Wednesday.
The page on the city's website includes information about English classes, housing options, citizenship education, child care, health care and other topics relating to living in Tucson.
The portal can be translated into 57 languages and suggests services that are within Tucson.
“Some of them are resources that the city actually provides,” said Liana Perez, director of the city’s Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. “But most of them are resources that are provided by other local community entities and organizations.”
Perez said the city validates the links and the information listed on the web portal with all the agencies and organizations participating.
On Aug. 7, the City Council passed a resolution to “establish the city of Tucson as an ‘immigrant welcoming city,” in an effort to engage in “an ongoing dialogue around immigrant rights issues.”
Perez said the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs collaborated with the city’s Immigrant Welcoming Task Force in launching the new resource portal.
Yoohyun Jung is a University of Arizona journalism student and intern at Arizona Public Media.