NPNA Praises U.S. Citizenship Act & Urges Swift Action by Congress 

Today, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-38) and Senator Bob Menendez (NJ) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the immigration reform bill that the Biden-Harris administration announced on its first day in office. The landmark U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 creates a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, including for those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status and agricultural workers, strengthens family immigration, addresses root causes of migration, expands access to asylum and refuge, and bolsters due process protections in immigration court. 

NPNA Applauds Biden Administration’s Strong Start on Immigration; Urges Important Next Steps to Uplift Immigrants and Refugees

Today, President Joe Biden is expected to issue a series of executive actions that aim to expand access to citizenship and re-establish the United States as a nation of refuge that treats newcomers humanely, regardless of the circumstances of their arrival to our borders and shores. The actions also include reviewing all barriers to citizenship and legal immigration, including the public charge rule; taking steps towards streamlining the naturalization process; and establishing a Task Force of New Americans, within the White House, to coordinate a federal policy to include immigrants. The actions signaled a much-needed rejection of the cruel policies instituted by the previous administration and pave a path for meaningful and sustainable improvements to America’s immigration policy. 

NPNA Welcomes Day 1 Immigration Reform Bill, Administrative Reforms Also Needed 

On the first day of the new administration, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which creates a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, including for DACA and TPS recipients and agricultural workers, strengthens family immigration, addresses roots causes of migration, expands access to asylum and refuge, and bolsters due process protections in immigration court. 

Naturalized Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Anti-Immigrant Trump Administration, Rely on President-elect Biden to Deliver Real Reform

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.

NPNA Calls on Senate to Prioritize COVID-19 Relief Over Partisan SCOTUS Nomination Fight

NPNA Calls on Senate to Prioritize COVID-19 Relief Over Partisan SCOTUS Nomination Fight Nicole Melaku, executive director the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) released the following statement in response to Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, in violation of Senate rules, with all 10 Democrats on the Committee…

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NPNA Calls on Senate to Prioritize COVID-19 Relief Over Partisan SCOTUS Nomination Fight

“The Senate confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court would threaten the fundamental rights and livelihood of the majority of Americans. The rushed confirmation hearings represent a crude political move to stack the Supreme Court before it may hear cases related to the 2020 election, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and the border wall, in addition to the cases the court is already hearing regarding the Affordable Care Act and discrimination based on sexual orientation.