As Federal Agency Heads Review Naturalization Barriers, NPNA Offers Recommendations on Making Citizenship Accessible to All WASHINGTON – By this Saturday, the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and State must develop a plan to improve the naturalization process, as required by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Feb. 2. As…
This weekend, on the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, President Biden signed an executive order to expand voting access across all federal agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
As Congress continues to consider legislation that would bring urgently needed relief to individuals and families throughout the country, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) calls on lawmakers to prioritize the full inclusion of immigrants as a key pillar of policymaking in the 117th Congress and in future COVID relief efforts. The American Rescue Plan, approved by the Senate on Mar. 6, takes steps to advance the social and economic integration of immigrants into the fabric of American society, but regrettably, continues to exclude many immigrant families from relief.
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.