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Office of Citizenship Assistance
Sponsor Statement for HB 379
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March 1, 2004
Terry Harvey
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"Alaska has a rich history of immigration. Through this legislation, the Office would be sensitive to the diverse cultural backgrounds of those it would serve. This Office will bridge the transition of adjustment for incoming new citizens to Alaska."
- Rep. Weyhrauch

 

An Act establishing an office of citizenship assistance in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

House Bill 379 would create an office to assist naturalized citizens and citizen candidates in Alaska.

HB 379 establishes the Office of Citizenship Assistance in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Naturalized citizens and people who are actively pursuing United States citizenship could receive help navigating through state employment and federal immigration agencies.

The Office of Citizenship Assistance would also act as a liaison between individuals, the office of the Commissioner and state and federal agencies as well as private sector. Under this legislation the Office would assist in immigration services, employment services, affordable legal service, medical services, and educational opportunities. Information would be available regarding job discrimination, sexual harassment, and unsafe working conditions.

Alaska has a rich history of immigration. Through this legislation, the Office would be sensitive to the diverse cultural backgrounds of those it would serve. This Office will bridge the transition of adjustment for incoming new citizens to Alaska.

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