The Biden Administration Reestablishes the White House Task Force on New Americans

December 14, 2022
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December 14, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 14, 2022This week, the Biden Administration announced that it will relaunch the White House Task Force on New Americans.  

The Task Force on New Americans will be run by the Domestic Policy Council and the focus will be workforce training, education and financial access as well as language learning and the health of immigrants, according to the White House. 

A version of the Task Force has existed since the mid-2000s, most recently under former President Barack Obama before it lapsed under the Trump Administration, whose restrictive policies targeted immigrants. 

The following statement is from Rich André, Senior Policy Advisor, State and Local Initiatives, American Immigration Council: 

The American Immigration Council applauds the announcement that the Biden Administration will relaunch the White House Task Force on New Americans. This effort will provide important federal leadership on immigrant and refugee inclusion issues in consultation with key national, state, and local partners.  

Revival of the Task Force has been a priority for the Council and the Office of New Americans (ONA) State Network, which the Council co-convenes with WES Global Talent Bridge, and we look forward to engaging on this initiative moving forward. By identifying best practices from the field and issuing recommendations for policy reform, the Task Force represents an opportunity to make our country more welcoming and accessible to all residents." 

For more information about the Council’s ONA State Network, click here


For more information, contact:Brianna Dimas 210-639-5587 [email protected] 

The American Immigration Council is a powerful voice in promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor America’s proud history as a nation of immigrants. Through research and policy analysis, litigation and international exchange, the Council seeks to shape a twenty-first century vision of the American immigrant experience. In January 2022, the Council and New American Economy merged to combine a broad suite of advocacy tools to better expand and protect the rights of immigrants, more fully ensure immigrants’ ability to succeed economically, and help make the communities they settle in more welcoming. Follow the latest Council news and information on and Twitter @immcouncil. 

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