Canceling Asylum for People Seeking Refuge is Illegal and Immoral

WASHINGTON – The “Refuge for Families” campaign, a transnational initiative to address and develop a humane and unified movement responsive to the plight of migrants along the Central America-US corridor, strongly condemn the new rule that would deny asylum seekers the right to request protection at our Southern border if they do not apply for asylum…

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Congressmen Jesús “Chuy” García, Jimmy Gomez and Adriano Espaillat join NPNA, UnidosUS, and Allies to Call on USCIS to Focus on Application Processing, not Enforcement

As Backlogs in Citizenship Applications Grow at Troubled Agency, Congress Steps In WASHINGTON, DC – After a year-long effort to bring attention to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)’ backlog and processing delays of citizenship applications, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), UnidosUS, CASA, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), and Immigrant Legal Resource…

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Congress Responds to Campaign to Eliminate “Second Wall” of Obstacles to U.S. Citizenship

WHO: U.S. Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) with the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), Unidos US, CASA, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) WHAT: Press conference to condemn the Trump Administration’s efforts to build a “Second Wall” of obstacles to citizenship through policy changes and…

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NPNA and Its Members Condemn Trump’s ICE Raids as Families Suffer Abuse in Overcrowded Detention Facilities

WASHINGTON – As the federal government unleashes its deportation machine on immigrant communities, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and its members vow to stand firm at a time when detained migrants suffer overcrowding, abuse and even death at the hands of federal immigration authorities. “Families are being separated by these raids. They are…

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Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez Continues “One Million For 2020” Campaign in Orlando This Weekend

Goal Aims to Help One Million Eligible Residents Become Citizens Nationwide Before 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. – Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who is currently Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for New Americans, will lend his presence and enthusiasm for one of the issues closest to his heart: converting eligible residents into citizens. He will participate in a…

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A Week Into His Tenure, Cuccinelli Blocks Access to Citizenship and Asylum at USCIS

NPNA Vows to Continue Protesting Unlawful and Unnecessary Changes that Make it More Difficult for Eligible Residents to Become Citizens WASHINGTON – A week after the appointment of Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) continues raising the alarm regarding the escalation of USCIS’…

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Trump Announces Reign of Terror

Immigrant Coalitions Step Forward with NPNA Family Protection Network WASHINGTON – The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) condemns President Donald Trump’s tweet threatening the destruction of “millions” of immigrant families through cruel and unnecessary deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The threat came on the eve of President Trump’s re-election announcement tonight in Orlando,…

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Immigrant and Refugee Rights Organizations Oppose Anti-Immigrant Cuccinelli as Acting Director of USCIS

Cuccinelli’s Appointment Could Lead to Escalation of “Second Wall” Policies Against Citizenship and Turn USCIS Into an Enforcement Agency WASHINGTON – The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) strongly condemns the appointment  of Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Cuccinelli is a former state senator and attorney general in Virginia…

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