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Bethlehem Project Joins in Unveiling of Bipartisan Integration Bill
June 27, 2014 - Posted by Communications Intern
This past Monday, representatives from the Bethlehem Project in Miami joined with Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-TX) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) to unveil the New American Success Act – a bipartisan bill that would provide assistance to those wishing to pursue citizenship.
The bill would provide greater access for English language training, civic education, and citizenship services for aspiring Americans.
Wendy Kallergis, CEO of the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association, attended the event in representation of the Bethlehem Project, “The Bethlehem Project has allowed us to offer citizenship services onsite to our employees, including English and civics education,” Kallergis said. “The New American Success Act is exciting because it would allow more businesses and communities to reap the benefits of initiatives like ours.”
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen added in a statement: “With [Integration Success] Grants, creative programs such as the Bethlehem Project can become more expansive to include things like financial literacy and the other education opportunities that accelerate the integration process, along with non-traditional partners like the private sector.”
Over the course of a year, the Bethlehem Project has brought together more than 70 businesses nationwide to provide citizenship services to their employees at the worksite. Initiatives like the New American Success Act can help expand that work and help make sure that our nation’s immigrants are equipped with the opportunities, skills, and status to succeed.
Learn more about the Bethlehem Project here.