Across the country, NPNA organizations are leading efforts on proactive immigrant inclusion policies at the state and local level. NPNA drives a national immigrant inclusion strategy that reflects our network priorities and vision toward full inclusion.
NPNA is currently advancing its federal policy objectives of expanding access to citizenship and immigration legal services, cultivating shared economy prosperity through workforce development and English language courses, and welcoming asylum seekers and refugees. NPNA is doing this by building support for its landmark legislation, the New Deal for New Americans Act (NDNA), seeking to get NDNA provisions into other pieces of federal legislation such as the U.S. Citizenship Act and Build Back Better package, and getting NDNA objectives funding through the federal Congressional appropriations process. NPNA’s advocacy work also includes positively pressuring the Biden administration to make executive changes, such as significant backlog reductions, facilitating the naturalization process for those with limited English proficiency as well as those with disabilities, and revising policies and practices that contribute to processing delays, among other changes.
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- NPNA Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Requests to Invest in Naturalization, Legal Representation for Those in Removal Proceedings, and USCIS Backlog Reduction Funding
- Executive Actions that the Biden Administration Can Take to Reduce the Backlog of Naturalization Applications and Expand Access to Citizenship
- One Pager on Fairness to Freedom: Campaign for Universal Representation
- Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Committee on Appropriations, from NPNA and 64 Organizations Requesting $100 Million for USCIS Citizenship and Integration Grant Program
- Public Comment on Identifying Barriers Across U.S. Citizenship and
- Immigration Services (USCIS) Benefits and Services
- Report: Citizenship for a Stronger Economy: How Waiving Naturalization Fees Can Accelerate America’s COVID-19 Recovery,
- NPNA Letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas on Removing Barriers to Citizenship and Facilitating the Naturalization of Two Million New Citizens by the End of 2022
- Policy Brief on The New Deal for New Americans Act (NDNA): Strengthening Federal Support for Immigrant Inclusion
- Report: The Power of Newly Naturalized Citizens in the 2020 Elections