Groups Weigh in on Initiatives for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
The American Immigration Council reported that immigrant entrepreneurs and small business owners contribute to local economies, often forming the backbone of neighborhoods. As part of his November announcement on immigration executive action, President Obama signed a presidential memorandum that creates a White House Task Force on New Americans to explore ways to strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration. The task force will engage with community, business, and faith leaders, as well as state and local elected officials, to “help determine additional steps the Federal Government can take to ensure its programs and policies are serving diverse communities that include new Americans.” On February 9, as part of a “call for ideas” to help shape this strategy, individuals and organizations from across the U.S. submitted a comprehensive set of recommendations to the Task Force on New Americans about how to encourage immigrant and refugee entrepreneurship and small business development.
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