S.744 Immigration bill - Sec. 2524: FUNCTIONS

    (a) Meetings; Functions- The Task Force shall--

      (1) meet at the call of the Chair; and

      (2) perform such functions as the Secretary may prescribe.

    (b) Coordinated Response- The Task Force shall work with executive branch agencies--

      (1) to provide a coordinated Federal response to issues that impact the lives of new immigrants and receiving communities, including--

        (A) access to youth and adult education programming;

        (B) workforce training;

        (C) health care policy;

        (D) access to naturalization; and

        (E) community development challenges; and

      (2) to ensure that Federal programs and policies adequately address such impacts.

    (c) Liaisons- Members of the Task Force shall serve as liaisons to their respective agencies to ensure the quality and timeliness of their agency's participation in activities of the Task Force, including--

      (1) creating integration goals and indicators;

      (2) implementing the biannual consultation process with the agency's State and local counterparts; and

      (3) reporting on agency data collection, policy, and program efforts relating to achieving the goals and indicators referred to in paragraph (1).

    (d) Recommendations- Not later than 18 months after the end of the period specified in section 2521(b), the Task Force shall--

      (1) provide recommendations to the Domestic Policy Council and the Secretary on the effects of pending legislation and executive branch policy proposals;

      (2) suggest changes to Federal programs or policies to address issues of special importance to new immigrants and receiving communities;

      (3) review and recommend changes to policies that have a distinct impact on new immigrants and receiving communities; and

      (4) assist in the development of legislative and policy proposals of special importance to new immigrants and receiving communities.