On the eve of the four-year anniversary of the announcement of the Muslim, refugee and African Ban, which was just rescinded by President Joe Biden following his inauguration last week, We Are All America and its partners are launching the national “Opportunity for All” campaign, led by former refugees, asylees, and immigrants. The vibrant campaign is designed to shift social, political, and economic conditions so that refugees and other new arrivals can achieve their full potential and ensure that the United States remains a nation of opportunity for those seeking freedom, safety, and refuge.
On the first day of the new administration, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which creates a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, including for DACA and TPS recipients and agricultural workers, strengthens family immigration, addresses roots causes of migration, expands access to asylum and refuge, and bolsters due process protections in immigration court.
As we celebrate a peaceful transition of power after weeks of unrest, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) network extends its sincerest congratulations to soon-to-be President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The inauguration of Harris, in particular, as a Black woman and a first-generation new American of Jamaican and South Asian heritage, is a significant moment in American history. Her story is the story of the American Dream and shatters the glass ceiling for so many women of color across the country as she becomes our first woman Vice President and first Vice President of color.
In response to Donald Trump’s trip to the border at Alamo, Texas, Nicole Melaku, executive director of the National Partnership for New Americans, a coalition of 41 immigrant and refugee rights organizations, released the following statement:
Congress must move swiftly to impeach Trump to prevent more bloodshed, to hold him accountable for inciting insurrection, and for the last four years of division and destruction.
NPNA Applauds Congress for Confirming President-Elect Biden’s Election Results After Violent Assault on the Capitol Immigrant Rights Groups Turn Attention to Inclusive Immigration Reform in New Biden/Harris Administration Nicole Melaku, executive director for the National Partnership for New Americans, released the following statement today regarding Congress’ confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral results, despite attempts to…
Immigrant Advocates Encouraged by Increased Immigrant Inclusion in New Federal COVID-19 Relief Package, But Assert the Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough WASHINGTON – Last night, Congress passed a historic $900 billion stimulus package after over eight months of gridlock, which includes stimulus checks for some U.S. citizens in mixed-status families who were previously left…
More than 130,000 Newly Naturalized Citizens in Georgia Can Sway the Outcome of 2021 Senate Runoff Election, GALEO, AAAJ-Atlanta and NPNA Report Finds A report release today sheds light on the potential impact of newly naturalized citizens on national, state, and local elections Facebook LIVE Recording Available Here ATLANTA, GA – More…
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris joins at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) 2020 TODAY Tuesday at noon ET, where she will address more than 2,000 immigrant and refugee advocates and leaders from more than 450 organizations from across the country meeting online Dec. 8-9. The address is expected to be the Vice President-elect’s first post-election immigration-related speech, and could signal how the administration will prioritize immigration issues moving forward.
The fully virtual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) starts TODAY, Dec. 8 and continues TOMORROW, Dec. 9, with dozens of elected officials and immigration and refugee leaders and advocates sharing a vital common space at a time when court rulings and a Biden/Harris administration agenda give immigrants and refugees new hope in a changing political landscape.