United States Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a leading national coalition of 41 immigrant and refugee rights organizations, including the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), applaud the inclusion of New Deal for New Americans Act provisions in President Joseph Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act.
Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D –MA) introduced the New Deal for New Americans Act, which would create a proactive and visionary national strategy on immigrant integration that includes full citizenship, increasing economic opportunities, and welcoming communities.
Today, Alejandro Mayorkas was confirmed as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) applauds the historic confirmation of the first Latino, first immigrant and first child of Holocaust survior refugees to become secretary of the federal agency tasked with implementing immigration law. Mayorkas’ confirmation signals a move away from the Trump administration’s draconian and deadly policies and adopt a more rational and humane approach to federal implementation of immigration laws.
As we celebrate a peaceful transition of power after weeks of unrest, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) network extends its sincerest congratulations to soon-to-be President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The inauguration of Harris, in particular, as a Black woman and a first-generation new American of Jamaican and South Asian heritage, is a significant moment in American history. Her story is the story of the American Dream and shatters the glass ceiling for so many women of color across the country as she becomes our first woman Vice President and first Vice President of color.
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As the nation awaits the final results of the 2020 General Elections, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and its members urging patience from the public as the democratic process plays out, and demanding that every vote is counted so that all of our voices are heard in this watershed election.