Bush Administration to Collaborate With Religious Groups in Immigrant Mentoring Program

October 29, 2003

Source: Reuters


On October 29, 2003 Reuters reported that "the Bush administration plans to deepen its collaboration with religious groups by recruiting the Roman Catholic Church and other organizations to help set up a mentoring program for new immigrants, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The program, to be launched on a pilot basis within six months, will pair new immigrants with host families that will help them better adapt to life in the United States. But with funds in short supply to reach out to more than 1 million legal immigrants coming into the country each year, the government plans to look to outside entities for the implementation of the program... About one in five new immigrants are Mexican, a vast majority of them Catholics."