Executive Order 13404: Task Force on New Americans   [open pdf - 35KB]

Alternate Title: EO 13404: Task Force on New Americans

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to strengthen the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security and Federal, State, and local agencies to help legal immigrants embrace the common core of American civic culture, learn our common language, and fully become Americans, it is hereby ordered as follows: The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) shall immediately establish within the Department of Homeland Security (Department) a Task Force on New Americans (Task Force)…. Consistent with applicable law, the Task Force shall: (a) provide direction to executive departments and agencies (agencies) concerning the integration into American society of America's legal immigrants, particularly through instruction in English, civics, and history; (b) promote public-private partnerships that will encourage businesses to offer English and civics education to workers; (c) identify ways to expand English and civics instruction for legal immigrants, including through faith-based, community, and other groups, and ways to promote volunteer community service; and (d) make recommendations to the President, through the Secretary..."

Report Number:
Executive Order 13404; EO 13404
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Federal Register: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/
Media Type:
Federal Register (June 12, 2006), v.71 no.112, p.33593
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