Task Force on New Americans

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Task Force on New Americans

"Created in June 2006 by President George W. Bush, the Task Force on New Americans is an inter-agency effort to help immigrants learn English, embrace the common core of American civic culture and fully become American. The Task Force works to develop a more cooperative federal approach to assimilation, one of the five pillars of the President’s comprehensive immigration reform plan.

"Established within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Secretary Michael Chertoff serves as Chair of the Task Force and Emilio Gonzalez, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), serves as Executive Secretary. Task Force membership includes representatives from 12 Cabinet-level departments and a technical working committee of eight additional federal agencies.

"Since June 2006, the Task Force on New Americans has been working to develop inter-agency initiatives to help immigrants settle in their new country and maximize the use of federal resources in promoting integration. By providing technical resources to communities and organizations, encouraging volunteerism, developing effective training methods, and conducting targeted research efforts, the Task Force seeks to encourage successful immigrant integration in a comprehensive manner." [1]


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  1. Fact Sheet: Task Force on New Americans, US Freedom Corps, accessed August 30, 2007.