In November, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to begin to fix America’s broken immigration system. As part of these actions, the Administration created a White House Task Force on New Americans. The Task Force—a federal inter-agency effort given the goal of gathering input from stakeholders on the development of a federal immigrant and refugee integration strategy—submitted an action plan to the President yesterday. Click here to read the fact sheet released along with the action plan.
The action plan lays out 16 broad goals and provides 48 recommended actions to help build welcoming communities; strengthen existing pathways to naturalization and promote civic engagement; support skill development, foster entrepreneurship, safeguard workers; and expand opportunities for linguistic integration and education. You can learn more about the Task Force by visiting their newly launched website.