Office of Mayor William Peduto
Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Immigrant Children

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 29, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement on plans by the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth to host immigrant children fleeing Central America:

“I know there have been concerns in some communities about sheltering children from Central America, but in Pittsburgh I want to be clear that they are welcome, and the good works of the Holy Family Institute and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh have my full support.

I will be working with officials from the Diocese, Allegheny County and the foundation community on joint ways to assist these humanitarian efforts.”



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