WHO WE ARE

Our Story

In 2010, NPNA was founded by 12 of the country’s largest statewide immigrant advocacy organizations. The organizations and the communities that comprise them identified a need for a national voice for immigrant communities. NPNA was formed to leverage the existing expertise among its member organizations for greater collective impact. Since then, NPNA has grown to include 37 organizations that build power in immigrant communities and shape the conversation on immigrant integration at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Our Aim

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) is a national multiethnic, multiracial partnership. We represent the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 31 states. Our members provide large-scale services—from naturalization to voter registration to deportation defense —for their communities, and they combine service delivery with sophisticated organizing tactics to advance local and state policy. We exist to leverage their collective power and expertise for a national strategy.

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Our Members

NPNA Allies

NPNA Sister Organizations

POLICY AND ADVOCACY

We believe that our success as a nation is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into our society.

The American Dream is part of our nation’s narrative— it’s the story we’ve told ourselves that explains why we’re here and what we’re trying to achieve. But for too many new Americans, the American Dream is not their reality. Reaching back to America’s earliest days, the American Dream has been denied to those whose work made it possible. Indigenous people, slaves, and their descendants have been especially disenfranchised. New Americans, too, are often shut out from the Dream.

New American Dreams Platform

The New American Dreams Platform and Campaign is a proactive policy framework for organizations to advance federal, state and local policies and campaigns around integration such as citizenship, education, health, refugee resettlement, access to justice, and economic inclusion, and to engage with candidates for political office and elected officials.

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In the last year, over 925,000 people applied for citizenship in the United States. For many, this was years after coming to this country in search of a better life, becoming an integral part of communities across the nation, learning English, working hard, and contributing to their families and the economy. The right to naturalize is a right as old as the nation itself and was envisioned by its founders, created by the Constitution, and codified by federal law. It has also long contributed to the diversity, richness, and strength of the nation.

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We Are All America Campaign

We Are All America works to uphold and strengthen our nation’s commitment to welcome and protect those seeking freedom, safety and refuge in the United States. We organize people across religious and cultural differences to build inclusive communities where we all belong.

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Civic Engagement

NPNA believes in a "Path to Power" for ALL immigrants and our work strives to find the intersections with civic engagement in all our program and campaign work. A concrete example of this is our naturalization work. Helping immigrants obtain citizenship serves as an on-ramp to voter engagement and the many benefits that citizenship brings to immigrant communities.

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NATIONAL IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION CONFERENCE 2018

Now in its 11th year, NIIC is the largest conference on immigration in the U.S. and plays a central role in the powerful, diverse and broad immigrant and refugee rights and integration field.

At the NIIC, the many different spokes of this field gather to develop relationships, build campaigns, amplify shared values, be inspired, build relationships, and share ideas, strategies, lessons learned and new information and innovations.

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Report & Resources

2015 Annual Report

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NPNA Releases Issue Brief Addendum Before Congressional Hearings on USCIS’ Second Wall Policies

Today, NPNA released an addendum to its issue brief, "Demo...

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Cities for Citizenship report

America is Home: Cities for Citizenship 2018 Report...

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The Washington Post covers DACA ‘race against time’

“It fell on people like a bag of bricks . . . and it's onl...

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