White House calling for ideas on how best to integrate immigrants and refugees into American communities
GritoBlast! Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and León Rodríguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, are co-chairs of the new White House Task Force on New Americans.
The Task Force focuses on the civic, economic and linguistic integration of new Americans and creating welcoming communities for all residents.
The goal of the Task Force is to develop a federal immigrant integration strategy that allows new Americans to contribute to society to their fullest potential and bring new Americans together with their receiving communities to strengthen communities.
By March 2015, the Task Force will submit a plan to the President that includes recommendations for federal actions to promote the integration of new Americans. In developing this plan, the co-chairs are asking for the public’s help in recommending what works best to support immigrant integration in local communities. They want the public’s input on promising practices and examples of model programs that help immigrants and refugees to contribute to communities and our economy.
They also need the public’s input to ensure that federal programs and policies continue to reflect the nation’s ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into the fabric of the country.
Send ideas and examples to NewAmericans@who.eop.gov by February 9, 2015.