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As Trump enacts ban on refugees, Atlanta doubles down as a ‘welcoming city’

First in a two-part series

An anti-urban wave is flowing downstream from Washington, D.C. – bringing with it anti-immigrant, anti-refugee and anti-trade policies.

Atlanta is among the major cities in the United States – as evidenced by the protests and the words of its civic leaders – trying to reverse the sentiments of isolationism, protectionism and prejudice.

And Atlanta could be one of the cities that will experience retribution from the administration of President Donald Trump.