Some local government leaders are advocating legislation that says refugees are welcome in Broome County.

The legislation is not designating Binghamton a “Sanctuary City” but is recognizing the close to ten percent of Binghamton residents that were born outside of the United States with the “Welcoming Cities” resolution.

Binghamton City Councilman Conrad Taylor and Broome County Legislator Mary Kaminsky were joined by dozens outside the American Civic Association on Front Street that offers numerous services and support for immigrants.

The resolution is expected to be introduced at Binghamton City Council on January 8.

A similar measure two years ago was defeated.