Newly Naturalized New Mexico Can Sway the Outcome of 2020 Election, Somos, El CENTRO and NPNA Report Finds 

New Mexico – Around 18,000 people have naturalized in New Mexico since 2014, according to a report released today by El CENTRO Poder y Acción, El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos’ new sister 501c4 advocacy organization in Albuquerque, Somos Acción, the 501c4 sister organization to Somos un Pueblo Unido in New Mexico, CAFé Acción, sister organization to NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe in Las Cruces, and National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). These new citizens and potential voters, the majority of whom are women and originally from Mexico, can make an outsized impact on local and congressional elections, where margins are tight.

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”.