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The National Partnership for New Americans is committed to promoting the integration and inclusion of immigrant communities in the United States. Our primary goal is to advocate for accessible pathways to legal status and entry, and comprehensive support for immigrants at state, local and federal level, to ensure successful integration of immigrant communitites into American society.

Our advocacy strategy involves engaging with members of Congress to secure cosponsorships for our flagship legislative bills, opposing concessions during supplemental negotiations for FY24 that undermine immigrant rights, and advocating for increased funding for key programs during the appropriations process. Additionally, NPNA is fostering collaboration and engagement opportunities across executive departments, agencies, and civil society stakeholders to ensure effective policy implementation.

In FY24, NPNA is focused on advancing the following legislative measures – the New Deal for New Americans (NDNA) Act, the National Office of New Americans (NONA) Act, the Fairness to Freedom Act, and the Climate Displaced Persons Act (CDPA). These bills aim to establish frameworks for immigrant inclusion at the national, state, and local levels, as well as to build capacity for service providers, create pathways for migrants fleeing climate disasters, and advance the right to state-sponsored legal representation.

We are actively working to progress our legislative priorities during the appropriations process. In ongoing border supplemental funding negotiations for FY24, our policy advocacy unequivocally opposes any concessions that would curtail immigrant rights and we are actively engaging in lobbying efforts to safeguard immigrant interests. NPNA’s fiscal year 2025 appropriations priorities include increased funding for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, funding for USCIS backlog reduction, and funding for legal representation for individuals facing removal proceedings. In addition, we are requesting increased funding for FEMA’s Shelter and Services Program.

Staff Contact:

Ramya Reddy, Federal Policy Manager

ramya@partnershipfornewamericans.org 

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