City of Immigrants (one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicians) captures the commonality of the immigrant experience that the majority of people living in the US share.
Go back just a couple of generations for most people and the challenges facing newly arrived refugees are shared by their own family members. That can be a powerful connection to tap into when deepening employer relationships, supporting refugee integration into the culture of their workplace or helping them find a connection when they might not immediately see it in the midst of so many new experiences.
(This post was first published more than a year ago. The song’s stuck in my head today, so I’m sharing the love.)