Migration Policy Institute
Cross-Cutting Needs and Opportunities: Language Access, Funding, Multi-Level Partnerships, and Planning for the Long Term
Margie McHugh, Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI
Charles Kamasaki, Senior Cabinet Adviser, National Council of La Raza
Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of New York
Cuc Vu, Director, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, City of Seattle
This final webinar before the National Integration Plan is scheduled to be released by the White House Task Force on New Americans will address cross-cutting topics (across agencies and across different levels of government) raised by a number of key stakeholders in their input to the task force. These include suggestions for greater leadership by the federal government in efforts to meet state and local language access needs, possible designs for a national Integration Success Fund, and building new partnerships between federal agencies and local governments to effectively address integration needs. Looking longer term, some organizations (including MPI) also strongly recommended that the task force create a robust framework of integration goals and indicators to guide the work of each agency participating in the task force. These recommendations, which seek to provide coherence to both the task force’s current efforts and possible ongoing efforts to improve federal governance of integration policy, will also be a focus of the webinar.
For more information on the other webinars in the series: