Senate Bill 44 “establishes the Office of New Americans to help improve the lives and economic prosperity of new Americans who come to Delaware and of all Delawareans generally.” This Office has been established in other states like New York, Utah and New Jersey and in cities like New York Houston and Chicago and it helps new immigrants in accessing and navigating a variety of free services and support through its statewide network of community-based providers.
The proposed Office would do the following:
(1) Respond to inquiries from State agencies, the media, immigrant-serving organizations, and the public about immigration issues in this State.
One possible amendment to improve the bill would be to add immigrant representation to the advisory board membership.
It looks like this bill will be considered in the Senate Elections & Government Affairs committee on March 15, 2023 at 3 p.m.
|Senate Bill 44 – Office of New Americans||Currrent Status – Senate Elections & Government Affairs 2/17/23|
|House Sponsors – Johnson, Wilson-Anton, Heffernan||Senate Sponsors – Brown, Gay, Hoffner|
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