US Gov’t launches Web site for new immigrants

A new web site that contains information on almost everything a new immigrant would need has been put up Tuesday.

The site — www.welcometousa.gov — is billed as “the federal government’s official Web site for new immigrants.” It was assembled by a task force created by US President George W. Bush in 2006. The main site is in English, but selected information is available in other languages.

Basic new immigrant guides, for example, are available in 11 languages — including Arabic, Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese — while information on Social Security is available in 16 languages.

“Our plans include even more opportunities for American citizens and community groups to help newcomers integrate into American society,” said Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Emilio Gonzalez.

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