Advancing the Immigrant Integration Agenda

A follow-up from the White House Task Force on New Americans

Last Tuesday, the White House Task Force on New Americans and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held a stakeholder teleconference to walk callers through a collection of recommendations outlined in the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant and Refugee Integration.

The report cited the positive impact of innovative program and funding models such as:
  • The Network for Integrating New Americans, a project of the U.S. Department of Education in which IMPRINT is a partner, providing technical support and guidance to help agencies build on their immigrant integration services
  • The Department of Labor's (DOL) Job-Driven National Emergency Grants (JD-NEG) which provide foreign-trained immigrants and others with targeted job-driven training and reemployment services
These represent important avenues to expand and explore, and there's so much more that could be done. Please respond to the questions from the Task Force below and help to ensure that high-skilled immigrants stay on the radar!

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  Stacey Simon
  IMPRINT Director

Your Continued Input is Needed!


The Task Force is looking for responses to the following questions.
  • Recognizing that integration is a two-way street, what types of community activities would bring together new Americans and long-time residents?
  • What are measurable indicators of successful immigrant integration?
  • What educational resources could the federal government develop to help immigrants better integrate into American communities?
  • How can the federal government help eligible permanent residents understand the benefits of U.S. citizenship?
  • How can the federal government better collaborate with employers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to enhance skill development, career pathways, and integration into the workforce?
  • How can the federal government encourage employers, state and local governments, and other career-building institutions to increase access to English language programs for immigrants?
These questions represent another level of engagement critical to our continued work. Responses are being captured through the Idea Community, an online tool to crowd-source submissions. IMPRINT encourages you to add your voice!