We believe that our success as a nation is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating newcomers into our society.
The American Dream is part of our nation’s narrative— it’s the story we’ve told ourselves that explains why we’re here and what we’re trying to achieve. But for too many new Americans, the American Dream is not their reality. Reaching back to America’s earliest days, the American Dream has been denied to those whose work made it possible. Indigenous people, slaves, and their descendants have been especially disenfranchised. New Americans, too, are often shut out from the Dream. At NPNA, we believe in upholding equality, opportunity, and justice as fundamental American values. We must effectively organize our constituencies to shape an integration agenda that is aligned with their interests. Immigrant integration is—and will continue to be—critical to the nation’s civic, cultural, and economic vibrancy.