NPNA Applauds More Inclusive COVID-relief package, Calls for Biden Administration and Congress to Prioritize Immigration Reform as Next Step in Revitalizing America

Ahead of the expected signing into law of President Joe Biden’s first major legislation today, American Rescue Plan, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a leading national coalition of 41 immigrant and refugee rights organizations, congratulates Congress and the administration for getting much-needed relief to millions of individuals and families in dire financial straits. 

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. 

NIIC 2020 Kicks Off Today with Dozens of Immigration Champions and Elected Officials from Across the Country

The fully virtual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) starts TODAY, Dec. 8 and continues TOMORROW, Dec. 9, with dozens of elected officials and immigration and refugee leaders and advocates sharing a vital common space at a time when court rulings and a Biden/Harris administration agenda give immigrants and refugees new hope in a changing political landscape.

Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa Emcees Virtual NIIC 2020, the First Immigrant and Refugee Gathering After Victory of President-Elect Biden

Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa Emcees Virtual NIIC 2020, the First Immigrant and Refugee Gathering After Victory of President-Elect Biden WASHINGTON – With eyes set on the future of U.S. immigration policies under a new Biden/Harris administration, the country’s foremost immigrant and refugee leaders and advocates will gather for the entirely virtual National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) 2020,…

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NPNA Urges Immigrants & Communities of Color to Act Now to Participate in the Census

Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court deciding to end the 2020 Census early: 

“It is outrageous for the United States Supreme Court to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 Census early amidst a pandemic and ongoing efforts by the administration to limit the political representation of communities of color. This will lead to an inaccurate Census count and strip a generation of people from the political representation and the resources they need and deserve, including the immigrants and refugees that the NPNA network serves. We urge those who have not filled out their census to make themselves count as they have until Thursday, Oct 15th at 11:59pm to ensure they are counted. 

Advocates Applaud Compassionate Immigration Provisions in House COVID-19 Relief Bill

Fri, Oct 2, 2020   Advocates Applaud Compassionate Immigration Provisions in House COVID-19 Relief Bill Proposal Expands Lifeline Benefits to Working Families Regardless of Citizenship Status   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nicole Melaku, the Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans issued the following statement in response to passage of the COVID-19 relief bill…

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