The Cities for Citizenship (C4C) nonpartisan national initiative celebrates the milestone of 100 city and county partners. The initiative of cities and counties working to increase citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and to encourage investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs was co-founded by the National Partnership for New Americans, Citi as the founding corporate partner, and the Center for Popular Democracy in 2014.
It’s Time for a Swift Passage of the Dream Act as First Step Toward Legalization of All 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants WASHINGTON – The National Partnership for New Americans calls for quick passage of the latest version of the Dream Act, introduced today by Senators Dick Durban (D-Ill.) and Linsey Graham (R- S.C.) in…
Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would not go forward with a proposed regulation that would have increased the citizenship application fee from $640 to over $1,100, among other application fee increases, and would have eliminated most fee waivers for low-income and working-class immigrants to apply.
NPNA Applauds Congress for Confirming President-Elect Biden’s Election Results After Violent Assault on the Capitol Immigrant Rights Groups Turn Attention to Inclusive Immigration Reform in New Biden/Harris Administration Nicole Melaku, executive director for the National Partnership for New Americans, released the following statement today regarding Congress’ confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral results, despite attempts to…
As the Trump administration nears its final days, it is leaving as it arrived: by limiting access to citizenship through a series of policies and practices that make it more difficult for millions of eligible immigrants to navigate the long naturalization process.
As part of the New American Voters 2020 campaign, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) joined Latino Decisions in a teleconference to breakdown the latest voting data from the Latino Decision’s American Election Eve Poll, and discuss the impact of Latino, Asian American and other newly naturalized citizen communities on the outcomes in politically important states such as Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
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.
Today, a federal court in the Northern District of California blocked one of the most draconian rules on citizenship, permanent residency, asylum, and access to other immigration benefits by placing a preliminary injunction days before the final fee rule was set to take effect on October 2.