New Strategy on New Americans

The White House Task Force on New Americans is taking a first step in explaining how it aims to create welcoming communities for immigrants and refugees. A just-released report outlines the federal government’s strategic goals aimed at strengthening its integration of foreign-born residents nationwide.

The Task Force, created to better serve new Americans as they integrate into civil society, began by identifying and supporting state and local efforts where models of civic integration were a success. They engaged in extensive conversations with numerous stakeholders, including Carnegie Corporation grantee the New Americans Campaign, local community groups, business, and faith leaders, as well as elected officials, to solicit proposals and recommendations on what is working to support immigrant integration and where opportunity exists for improvement.

The action plan, which includes 48 recommendations to help build welcoming communities, seeks to strengthen existing pathways to naturalization and promote civic engagement; support skill development, foster entrepreneurship, safeguard workers; and expand opportunities for linguistic integration and education. Learn more about The New Americans Project here.