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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NPNA Applauds Historic Vote To Help Dreamers and TPS Beneficiaries

American Dream and Promise Act Passes House with Overwhelming Support, Attention Turns to Senate WASHINGTON – The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) released the following statement today on the passage of the American Dream and Promise Act, the first real move toward immigration reform in a decade.  Susan Collins, Director of Policy and Advocacy with the National Partnership for…

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Refuge for Families Condemns Trump’s Call for Tariffs on Mexican Products

WASHINGTON – Today Refuge for Families, a transnational coalition which aims to find meaningful solutions to the plight of Central Americans fleeing their homeland, released a statement regarding comments made by President Donald Trump this morning on Twitter. In the tweet, he promised to raise tariffs on products coming from Mexico in response to Mexican officials’ approach to…

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NPNA, Members and Cities from Across the Country Launch National Campaign “Naturalize NOW” (“Hazte Ciudadano”)

The Campaign Aims to Assist One Million Eligible Residents By 2020 in Citizenship Application Process WHO: National Partnership for New Americans, CASA, CHIRLA, City Officials, Pedro Biaggi, and members of the community WHAT: National Launch “Hazte Ciudadano” WHEN: Wednesday, May 29th, 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time WHERE: CASA, 8151 15th Ave, Hyattsville MD WASHINGTON  – As…

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Organización Alianza Nacional para Nuevos Americanos, CASA, CHIRLA y varias ciudades a través del país lanzan la campaña “Hazte Ciudadano/Naturalize NOW”

La iniciativa busca encaminar y asistir a un millón de residentes elegibles a que culminen su proceso de ciudadanía para el año 2020 QUIÉNES: Organizaciones pro inmigrantes: National Partnership for New Americans, CASA,  CHIRLA; oficiales gubernamentales de varias ciudades, Pedro Biaggi y miembros de la comunidad QUÉ: Lanzamiento de campaña nacional “Hazte Ciudadano” CUÁNDO: Miércoles…

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Cissna’s USCIS Replacement, Ken Cuccinelli, Signals Escalation of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Cissna’s USCIS Replacement, Ken Cuccinelli, Signals Escalation of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and Mi Familia Vota (MFV) are deeply alarmed that the replacement of the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services signals a new round of attacks on access to citizenship and other forms of immigration relief. In…

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CASA, CHIRLA, NPNA and UnidosUS Urges Congress to Hold USCIS Accountable for Second Wall of Delays, Backlogs and Directives that Obstruct U.S. Citizenship

WASHINGTON – Ahead of a meeting between USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), CASA, CHIRLA, National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and UnidosUS urge Congress to launch an investigation into policies and practices causing citizenship applications to pile up at USCIS offices nationwide and which – most disturbingly – work to disproportionately…

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