White House task force on NEW Americans wants to hear from you!

Yes, you got that right!

Munoz stood by her man…. Photo and story: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/28/cecilia-munoz-quarterback-of-obama-s-immigration-reform-efforts.html

The task force was created in November, here it is.  Now they are getting to work under the guidance of none-other than former La Raza (“the race”) agitator Cecilia Muñoz and the Director of USCIS León Rodríguez.

Titled, Call for Ideas: Help Shape a Federal Immigrant and Refugee Integration Strategy, here is what the White House put out today in its call (hat tip: Joanne).

You have until February 9th to help Obama with your ideas!

[skipped the first couple of paragraphs of today’s press release]

We are, and will continue to be, a nation of immigrants. On average, the United States welcomes approximately 1 million lawful permanent residents and more than 700,000 newly naturalized citizens each year. These new Americans contribute significantly to our economy. In fact, while foreign-born residents make up 13 percent of the population, they represent over 16 percent of the labor force and start 28 percent of all new businesses creating jobs for millions of Americans.

The goal of the Task Force is to develop a federal immigrant integration strategy that allows new Americans to contribute to society to their fullest potential and bring new Americans together with their receiving communities to strengthen communities.

By March 2015, the Task Force will submit a plan to the President that includes recommendations for federal actions to promote the integration of new Americans. In developing this plan, we need to hear from you. You know best what is working to support immigrant integration in your community. Send us input on promising practices and examples of model programs that help immigrants and refugees to contribute to your communities and our economy.

We also need your input to ensure that federal programs and policies continue to reflect our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into the fabric of our country.

Please send your ideas and examples to NewAmericans@who.eop.gov by February 9, 2015.

Take the opportunity to tell them what is really going on!

LOL!  I had to laugh at how well they got all their buzz words and phrases in there:  “welcoming,” “newcomers,” “nation of immigrants,” “fabric of our country,” “receiving communities,” “new Americans,” and the winner is “integration” which was used six times not including in the title!

Readers, if you haven’t noticed, the word “assimilation” is verboten!   Assimilation implies that the refugees and immigrants will become like Americans (speak English, learn our history, appreciate our culture and take on aspects of it themselves) while integration suggests, at least in my mind, just your basic polite tolerance for each others cultures producing the least friction as possible between the old Americans and the “new” ones and placing American culture on equal footing with all the others.

9 thoughts on “White House task force on NEW Americans wants to hear from you!

  1. Obama appoints Muslim to special assistant in Office of Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in DHS

    To oversee importing tens of thousands of Muslims from jihad countries? via U of M graduates receive presidential appointments – Memphis Business Journal.



  2. If “integration” is the keyword, that would nix the proposed $4.3 million program for Somali youth in Minnesota, wouldn’t it? Because a program meant for Somalis is hardly “integration”. Or, would the politicians make an exception for ultra religious people who say that Americans cannot participate because it is forbidden for Muslims to make friends of non-Muslims? I hope not.

    There is a program idea, though, that is more to my liking. It’s a “multicultural choir” headed by April Jones-Sigadi at Dallas’ Conrad High (the school carried the unfortunate moniker of “Ebola High” for a time last year). Apparently most of the kids are foreign born, but at least they come from a variety of countries and mix together. There’s even one Somali member. I guess the kid’s parents didn’t get the memo saying that singing is “haraam” (forbidden by Islam).

    If the Somali kids can’t play with Americans or sing songs, I suppose the groupie Somalis will have to be content playing outside and building snowmen. Oh, wait – Building snowmen is forbidden, too! Yep, a religious pronouncement came out of the center of religious scrupulosity – Saudi Arabia: Islam forbids the building of snowmen! The practice “promotes lustiness and eroticism”. I kid you not.

    Conrad High Choir story at the Dallas Morning News – I could not get the video to work, but there’s a written story:

    Calgary Sun story about forbidden snowmen. Will Calgary’s Somali kids cease all snow construction? Or will they stage a revolution?

    The proposed $4.3 million Somali youth program for Minnesota.


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