Illinois: Panels Recommend Welcome Centers, Education to Help Immigrants

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Dec 15 13:13:56 UTC 2006

Panels Recommend Welcome Centers, Education to Help Immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two state panels today recommended that Illinois establish
welcome centers to let immigrants know about services in area such as
health care, employment and housing. The groups also want the state to
invest 25 (M) million dollars to help both documented and undocumented
immigrants learn English. The groups were created following an executive
order from Governor Rod Blagojevich that sought to come up with ways to
help better integrate immigrants to the country.

A representative for the governor says he'll review the recommendations.
Other suggestions include helping highly educated and skilled immigrants
transfer their professional credentials so they can work here in their
chosen fields.


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