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15 ILCS 55/5

    (15 ILCS 55/5)
    Sec. 5. Governor's Office of New Americans.
    (a) The Office of New Americans is hereby created in the Office of the Governor.
    (b) The Governor's Office of New Americans shall have the following duties:
        (1) to welcome and support immigrants and refugees in
the State of Illinois;
        (2) to promote and support immigrant and refugee
integration into the social, cultural, economic, and civic life of the United States;
        (3) to ensure access to quality English language
learning programs that support the successful integration of immigrant adults;
        (4) to coordinate the efforts of State, federal, and
local entities to support the effective social, economic, linguistic, and civic integration of immigrants, refugees, and the children of immigrants and refugees;
        (5) to provide advice and leadership to the Governor,
members of the General Assembly, and other State government officials on the challenges and opportunities facing such entities with respect to immigrant and refugee integration;
        (6) to evaluate the scale, quality, and effectiveness
of State initiatives with respect to immigrant and refugee social and economic integration;
        (7) to identify the anticipated effects of new State
government policies on integration efforts and provide strategic advice to the Governor on how to address effects, gaps, and needs created by such policies;
        (8) to ensure the inclusion of the perspectives of
immigrants and refugees with respect to paragraphs (1) through (7);
        (9) to develop a coordinated New Americans Plan for
the State that responds effectively and comprehensively to immigrant and refugee integration issues, and includes policy recommendations; and
        (10) to submit to the Governor and the General
Assembly the New Americans Plan annual report, describing the activities, accomplishments, and recommendations of the Office.
    (c) 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. The Governor's Office of New Americans shall also monitor completion of New Americans Plans at each State agency level.
(Source: P.A. 102-1054, eff. 1-1-23.)