The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) announced Natalie El-Deiry as the director of immigration and new American integration.
El-Deiry will develop a statewide new Americans initiative and work in public-private partnerships to align relevant programs, emphasizing the integration of new Americans into Utah’s workforce. During the 2021 legislative session, H.B. 404 was passed, which created the Utah Immigration Assistance Center, which El-Deiry will lead.
“We’re excited for Natalie to be Go Utah’s first-ever director of immigration and new American integration,” said Dan Hemmert, the Economic Opportunity office’s executive director. “She’s highly qualified for this position. We look forward to connecting businesses and new Americans with needed resources and welcome Natalie to team Utah.”
As the director of immigration and new American integration, El-Deiry will focus on immigration integration — the process of advancing economic mobility and social inclusion for new Americans. Her work will advance strategies and policies that meaningfully improve the quality of life for immigrants, help energize our economy, and strengthen Utah communities.
More at the Go Utah news room.