(15 ILCS 55/5)
Governor's Office of New Americans.
The Office of New Americans is hereby created in the Office of the Governor. The Office of New Americans shall maintain and continue to develop on behalf of the people of the State of Illinois a New Americans Immigrant Policy that builds upon the strengths of immigrants, their families, and their institutions, and expedites their journey towards self-sufficiency. The policy developed by the Office shall enable State government to more effectively assist immigrants in overcoming barriers to success and shall facilitate host communities' ability to capitalize on the assets of their immigrant populations.
The Governor's Office of New Americans shall identify strategic partnerships with State agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor in an effort to implement best practices, policies, and procedures and make recommendations for statewide policy and administrative changes.
(Source: P.A. 98-467, eff. 1-1-14.)