This is Mayra. She is an undocumented mom who could have qualified for DAPA. She was also one of the first Community Navigators trained last May and has worked in the community with the Southwest Organizing Project in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. “We’re angry and sad. But we need to keep pushing. We need to push for the real victory: inclusive, integrated immigration reform. And before and after, we have to fight for our health, housing, safety, and more. These issues are all connected”
Immigrants have long shown resilience in the face of adversity. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against our families and against President Obama’s sensible, humane executive actions to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation and their ability to work in this country legally. Although our community feels the pain left in the wake of the decision, there is renewed energy to continue the fight for immigration reform. Throughout the last month, our members have continued to train leaders and serve our communities. Read more about the amazing work happening with NPNA member Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nebraska to support eligible green card holders to become citizens and to learn about the women’s leadership development initiative we’ve piloted with NPNA member Nebraska Appleseed.
Jonathan Lazatin, Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) harnesses the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant rights organizations in 31 states. Our aim is to achieve a vibrant, just and welcoming democracy for all. Immigrants are the soul of our organization, and immigrant communities inspire, implement and champion our work.