Immigrant Advocates Encouraged by Increased Immigrant Inclusion in New Federal COVID-19 Relief Package, But Assert the Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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…

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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  

  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…

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Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to Speak on Immigrant and Refugee Inclusion Issues at NIIC 2020

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.

NIIC 2020 Kicks Off Today with Dozens of Immigration Champions and Elected Officials from Across the Country

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.

Centering Black Diaspora Voices at NIIC 2020

n a year in which America has confronted and wrestled with its racist past and continuing racial inequality, the experience and perspectives of Black immigrants and refugees will be front and center at the National Immigrant Integration Conference 2020— New American Dreams, to be held Dec. 8-9.

Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa Emcees Virtual NIIC 2020, the First Immigrant and Refugee Gathering After Victory of President-Elect Biden

Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa Emcees Virtual NIIC 2020, the First Immigrant and Refugee Gathering After Victory of President-Elect Biden WASHINGTON – With eyes set on the future of U.S. immigration policies under a new Biden/Harris administration, the country’s foremost immigrant and refugee leaders and advocates will gather for the entirely virtual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) 2020,…

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Biden/Harris Win White House as Diverse New American Voter Electorate Exercises Powerful Voice 

New American voters had a massive impact on the 2020 election, exercising a powerful electoral voice in many politically important states across the country like Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Organizing efforts carried out nationwide by the immigrant and refugee rights movement have helped millions to naturalize and exercise their new rights as citizens. Today we celebrate our communities’ strong civic engagement and commitment to democracy and justice. The number of naturalized citizens, along with U.S.-born voters from Black and Brown communities, proved critical in determining the next president.