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Washington, D.C.  — In light of the Department of Homeland Security’s new migration enforcement process for Venezuelans, Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans, released the following statement: 

“While we welcome the decision to provide humanitarian parole for some Venezuelans with family ties in the United States, we condemn the administration’s plan to expand Title 42, which falsely uses public health pretexts to conduct mass expulsions and undermine asylum protections that are guaranteed under U.S. and international law.  This decision comes after President Biden’s declaration less than a month ago that the pandemic is over, highlighting the hypocrisy behind the continuation of the so-called public health order.  All people should have the right to seek safety and protection, not just a select few.  The U.S. has a legal and moral responsibility to comply with the humanitarian protections it has committed to, and the NPNA and We are all America will continue to work with our members and partners toward this end.”


The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) is a national multiethnic, multiracial organization that represents 60 of the largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 40 states. Its members provide large-scale services for the communities, to leverage their collective power and expertise for a national strategy. Learn more at