"More than any other nation on Earth, America has constantly drawn strength and spirit from wave after wave of immigrants. In each generation, they have proved to be the most restless, the most adventurous, the most innovative, the most industrious of people. Bearing different memories, honoring different heritages, they have strengthened our economy, enriched our culture, renewed our promise of freedom and opportunity for all..."
- President Bill Clinton
Through the Office of New Americans, Illinois has become a national leader on matters of Immigrant Integration. The Office of New Americans, an office established by Executive Order to operate within the Governor's Office, provides funding to community organizations throughout the State who directly serve immigrant and refugee families through their strategic collaborations with State Agencies and other institutions providing resources that will secure a successful integration into the State.
We hope this website will serve as yet another tool for our partners and for all New Americans throughout the Land of Lincoln who contribute to the cultural, linguistic, and economic wealth of our State.
Office of New Americans
Language Access to Government Services Task Force
October 16, 2014 Meeting: Advisory Agenda (PDF)