Despite Roadblocks and Imminent Citizenship Fee Increases, Cities & Counties Step up to Help Eligible Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens

On Citizenship Day, Sept. 17, the Cities for Citizenship (C4C) network of 93 cities and counties is promoting citizenship and sharing innovative strategies to help eligible lawful permanent residents naturalize despite the looming citizenship fee increases and other barriers to citizenship, as discussed in their new report, “Priced Out of Citizenship: Municipal Strategies To Reduce the Financial Barriers to US Citizenship In Light of Fee Increases”. 

NIIC 2019 Kicks-off TOMORROW with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Gilchrist Welcomes the Largest Immigration, Refugee Rights and Integration Conference in the Nation WHAT: NIIC 2019 Conference WHEN: starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 20 through Tuesday, October 22, 2019 WHERE: TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit WHO: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist; Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) DETROIT – Thousands of immigration and refugee advocates from across the country will gather in Detroit starting Sunday…

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NPNA Releases Issue Brief Addendum Before Congressional Hearings on USCIS’ Second Wall Policies

Today, NPNA released an addendum to its issue brief, “Democracy Strangled: Second Wall of Barriers to Citizenship Risks Preventing Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants from Naturalizing and Becoming Voters in Presidential Election of 2020,” in anticipation of Congressional hearings on USCIS’ backlog, processing delays, and other “second wall” barriers to citizenship. NPNA, along with its member organizations and…

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The Washington Post covers DACA ‘race against time’

“It fell on people like a bag of bricks . . . and it’s only starting to sink in”— NPNA Executive Director Josh Hoyt NPNA and our partners and allies were interviewed for an article in The Washington Post on the ‘race against time’ facing immigrant rights and community organizations. The October 5 deadline for DACA…

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NPNA Presses DHS for DACA Renewal Extension

Today, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) sent a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, informing her of our disappointment in the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind DACA, and pressing for an extension for the DACA permit renewal to at least January 15, 2018, rather than the current unworkable deadline of…

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August Dispatch

This summer has been full of ups and downs, but recently team NPNA has a lot to celebrate. American Dreams Platform In December 2015, we launched the New American Dreams Platform, the first ever federal immigrant integration agenda created by our communities. The Platform, comprised of six planks, redefined what it means to be authentically,…

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Registration for NIIC 2016 is now open!

WE THE PEOPLE – the ninth annualNational Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) is coming to Nashville, Tennessee this December 11-13. Registration is open and discounted Early Bird rates are available through September 15.  Join us! This year’s NIIC takes place at a crucial crossroads for America and amid heightened national conversations on what it means to…

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