NPNA Condemns Historically Low Refugee Resettlement Allotment for FY2021

NPNA Condemns Historically Low Refugee Resettlement Allotment for FY2021 National coalition calls on our elected officials to live up to our nation’s values of refuge and welcoming   WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump administration signed a Presidential Determination slashing refugee admissions to the United States to just 15,000 individuals for Fiscal Year 2021. This historically…

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NPNA Calls on Senate to Prioritize COVID-19 Relief Over Partisan SCOTUS Nomination Fight

NPNA Calls on Senate to Prioritize COVID-19 Relief Over Partisan SCOTUS Nomination Fight Nicole Melaku, executive director the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) released the following statement in response to Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, in violation of Senate rules, with all 10 Democrats on the Committee…

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Newly Naturalized New Mexico Can Sway the Outcome of 2020 Election, Somos, El CENTRO and NPNA Report Finds 

New Mexico – Around 18,000 people have naturalized in New Mexico since 2014, according to a report released today by El CENTRO Poder y Acción, El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos’ new sister 501c4 advocacy organization in Albuquerque, Somos Acción, the 501c4 sister organization to Somos un Pueblo Unido in New Mexico, CAFé Acción, sister organization to NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe in Las Cruces, and National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). These new citizens and potential voters, the majority of whom are women and originally from Mexico, can make an outsized impact on local and congressional elections, where margins are tight.

NPNA Urges Immigrants & Communities of Color to Act Now to Participate in the Census

Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court deciding to end the 2020 Census early: 

“It is outrageous for the United States Supreme Court to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 Census early amidst a pandemic and ongoing efforts by the administration to limit the political representation of communities of color. This will lead to an inaccurate Census count and strip a generation of people from the political representation and the resources they need and deserve, including the immigrants and refugees that the NPNA network serves. We urge those who have not filled out their census to make themselves count as they have until Thursday, Oct 15th at 11:59pm to ensure they are counted. 

NPNA Calls on Senate to Prioritize COVID-19 Relief Over Partisan SCOTUS Nomination Fight

“The Senate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court would threaten the fundamental rights and livelihood of the majority of Americans. The rushed confirmation hearings represent a crude political move to stack the Supreme Court before it may hear cases related to the 2020 election, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and the border wall, in addition to the cases the court is already hearing regarding the Affordable Care Act and discrimination based on sexual orientation.  

Advocates Applaud Compassionate Immigration Provisions in House COVID-19 Relief Bill

Fri, Oct 2, 2020   Advocates Applaud Compassionate Immigration Provisions in House COVID-19 Relief Bill Proposal Expands Lifeline Benefits to Working Families Regardless of Citizenship Status   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nicole Melaku, the Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans issued the following statement in response to passage of the COVID-19 relief bill…

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Coalition of Immigrant Rights Groups Call for Stronger Action by Congress to Hold USCIS Accountable

Coalition of Immigrant Rights Groups Call for Stronger Action by Congress to Hold USCIS Accountable   WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government funded at current levels through Dec. 11, after negotiations broke down around a legislative package in response to the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis….

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On Citizenship Day, Immigrant Rights Organizations Encourage Eligible New Americans to Naturalize, Register, and Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 17, 2020   On Citizenship Day, Immigrant Rights Organizations Encourage Eligible New Americans to Naturalize, Register, and Vote NC, WI & FL state reports indicate New Americans will likely vote in record numbers in November   (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today on Citizenship Day, as we celebrate the ideals of full and…

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