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Immigrant & Refugee Integration & Policy Dev

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Appointed by the Mayor, the Immigrant & Refugee Integration and Policy Development Working Group is tasked with the following duties.   

  • To identify and inventory immigrant and refugee services available in the community, including referral and support mechanisms for new arrivals;
  • To identify the needs of the current immigrant and refugee community that are not being met by service providers or advocacy or community groups;
  • To identify possible funding streams from Federal and State agencies that can address ongoing and unmet immigrant and refugee needs;
  • To identify and utilize City, School, and Community resources, including those of the business community, to encourage employment/entrepreneurship within the immigrant and refugee community;
  • To make recommendations to the Lewiston City Council and to assist with policy development in relation to the tasks identified above.

The Working Group is representative of the various stakeholders identified above and/or involved in issues related to the immigrant and refugee community.   Membership Listing

The Working Group shall complete its work by June 30, 2017 at which time its report and recommendations shall be forwarded to the City Council.  The Working Group shall, however, be free to submit recommendations at any point during its term.

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