TULSA, Oklahoma - Several of Tulsa's community leaders announced the launch of an Oklahoma effort to reform immigration laws.

They've started the Oklahoma coalition of the national FWD.us program.

FWD.us is a bipartisan organization working to create what it calls a more welcoming immigration policy while still securing borders.

Laura Bachman with Tulsa's YWCA said she hopes Tulsa can steer away from fear mongering over immigration.

"Tulsa is a welcoming community to all, and to the immigrants who are already in Tulsa, in our various industries, in our schools, and in our communities," Bachman said.