Wednesday, December 8, 2021
immigrant Catherine E. Shoichet for CNN reports on a "feel good" immigration story.
A Somali immigrant, Deqa Dhalac is the new Mayor of South Portland, Maine. Yesterday, she became the first Black mayor of the small city on Maine's Southern Coast. It also is believed that Dhalac is the first Somali American mayor in the United States.Dhalac was a member of the South Portland City Council. The other city councilors, who are all White, elected her in a unanimous vote, heaping praise on Dhalac for her dedication to the community and thoughtful consideration of issues.