In February 2021, President Joe Biden issued an executive order instructing the White House Domestic Policy Council to re-establish a Task Force on New Americans that was first convened during the Obama administration beginning in 2014.
MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) has long championed creation of an office within the White House to develop and execute a coordinated strategy across federal agencies to better assure the economic, linguistic, and civic integration of immigrants and their children in U.S. communities.
As the Biden administration worked in early 2023 to stand up the Task Force, NCIIP drew from its extensive record of research, policy analysis, and technical assistance for governments to offer recommendations for how the Task Force could organize its work to meet its charter most effectively. NCIIP recommendations in the areas of language access, integration research and data, early childhood education and care, K-12 education, and adult education and workforce development can be accessed in the box at right or in one consolidated document.
Reconvening of the Task Force represents a significant step forward in creating the brain circuitry that MPI sees as vital to allow the federal government to more routinely analyze and take steps to address challenges and opportunities in supporting successful integration of immigrants and refugees.
NCIIP analysis and recommendations for the Task Force’s work are collected on this webpage.