What does Inclusion mean?
Inclusion is the process for immigrants to enter different sectors of society as participants, instead of outsiders. Public agencies and governments have instituted specific policies which help immigrants with the inclusion process, but immigrants also have a responsibility to actively and consciously enter the labor market, participate in the political process and attempt to achieve specific educational goals to help with the inclusion process.
Inclusion for immigrants can be political, social and economical. For instance, governments can help increase political inclusion by creating fair and efficient means to citizenship, establishing immigrant advisory boards, helping new citizens participate in local elections, and ensuring local laws and ordinances extend the rights of immigrants. Economic inclusion can consist of programs to increase literacy among immigrants, the establishment of fair financial and banking systems, and increased opportunities for entrepreneurship. Social inclusion can include creating effective emersion programs in schools, creating sports leagues and parks and working with religious organizations to reach out to immigrant communities.