Lead By Example.

We must be a welcoming state. As Governor, I will put out the welcome mat, celebrate our diversity, different cultures and make sure we are inclusive in both policies and attitude. 

We will develop a system that recognizes and accredits degrees and experience from other countries. We already have engineers and physicians and skilled workers of all kinds unable to use those skills because we do not do this. 

Let's welcome immigrants.  One way is to offer state funding for communities to pay for transition costs of new Mainers—housing, English as a second language, social services—for a fixed period of time (5 years) until new residents have the ability to support themselves with new businesses and jobs.