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Aurora Sets Sights on Creating a South Korean Consulate for Booming Immigrant Community

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Aurora boasts that it’s “The World in a City!” in public ads, and South Korean community leaders want to follow through on that claim by creating their very own consulate, which would connect the Colorado municipality’s fourth-largest foreign-born group to the land it once called home — and ultimately set it apart as one of the West’s crown jewels for visiting South Koreans and immigrants.

“There are over 40,000 Koreans within the state of Colorado, but when you think about neighboring states, there are close to 70,000,” says Minsoo Song, outreach coordinator for the Aurora Office of Integration and Immigration Affairs, who is leading the consulate effort.

“When I share this number, people are like, ‘No!’ [in disbelief],” she says. But according to some Korean community members,…

Bennito L. Kelty

2023-05-11 15:00:00

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