Report: Citizenship for a Stronger Economy

  Report: Citizenship for a Stronger Economy New data shows naturalization could help in economic recovery as coalition pushes for fee waivers in next economic recovery package   WASHINGTON – Removing cost barriers to naturalization could be a powerful tool for economic recovery, a new National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) briefing paper shows, citing more than a…

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Mayors and County Executives Urge Congressional Action on Immigrant Inclusion

Mayors and County Executives Urge Congressional Action on Immigrant Inclusion   WASHINGTON – Twenty-two mayors and county executives from across the country sent a letter sent to Congressional leaders today supporting their efforts to reform the immigration system and urging them to advance inclusive provisions that will help to ensure that immigrants are able to…

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Approaching 100th Day of Biden Administration, NPNA Reflects on Wins and Calls for Bold Action for Immigrants and Refugees

    Approaching 100th Day of Biden Administration, NPNA Reflects on Wins and Calls for Bold Action for Immigrants and Refugees WASHINGTON – As the 100th day of the Biden administration nears, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a leading coalition of 41 immigrant and refugee rights organizations, applauds several strong victories for immigrants,…

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NPNA Urges Lawmakers to Include Immigrants in Access to Counsel Act 

NPNA Urges Lawmakers to Include Immigrants in Access to Counsel Act WASHINGTON – The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a leading coalition of 41 immigrant & refugee rights organizations, urges lawmakers to include immigrants as it moves forward with important legislation that protects due process and prohibits discrimination. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Chauvin Guilty Verdict Is A Step Toward Our Collective Humanity

Guilty Verdict Is A Step Toward Our Collective Humanity Decision Should Bring Systemic Changes for Policing in America WASHINGTON – As a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is announced, the National Partnership for New Americans, a leading national coalition of 41 immigrant and refugee rights organizations, is encouraged by this act of accountability…

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Former Refugees Appeal to Biden to Lift Refugee Admissions Cap

  Former Refugees Appeal to Biden to Lift Refugee Admissions Cap For immediate release April 6, 2021   WASHINGTON—More than 260 former refugee leaders today sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to make good on his commitment to lift the refugee admissions cap. President Biden campaigned on a pledge to restore the…

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As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All

  As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All   WASHINGTON – By this Saturday, the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State must develop a plan to improve the naturalization process, as required by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Feb. 2. As…

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C4C Celebrates Reaching 100 Cities & Counties Committed To Increasing Citizenship Access

The Cities for Citizenship (C4C) nonpartisan national initiative celebrates the milestone of 100 city and county partners. The initiative of cities and counties working to increase citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and to encourage investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs was co-founded by the National Partnership for New Americans, Citi as the founding corporate partner, and the Center for Popular Democracy in 2014.