Creating Opportunities for Collaboration
The ONA state network provides state policy leaders an opportunity to come together to share best practices in immigrant integration and act as a critical anchor to help immigrants fully integrate into their new communities. In addition to supporting the work of existing state offices and immigration policy staff, the ONA state network extends peer-to-peer mentoring, coaching, and research to officials from other states exploring the possibility of establishing a state-level Office of New Americans, a task force, or a dedicated staff position on immigrant integration issues.
The ONA State Network
Member states in 2019 included California, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Ohio. In 2020, Nevada and New Jersey joined the network.