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.
The Western Union Foundation furthers its $15M USD commitment to Opportunity Beyond Borders, a 3-year initiative to overcome the obstacles faced by the world’s 40M migrant and refugee youth, a growing population more adversely impacted by COVID-19.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) are proud to sponsor AILA Citizenship Day, taking place virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021. In its 15th year, this event brings together attorneys, affiliates, law students, paralegals, interpreters, and members of the community who can help lawful permanent residents (LPRs) take the final steps toward naturalization to become U.S. citizens. Usually, this effort results in dozens of naturalization clinics in cities and towns across the country, and this year is no different, though the clinics will be virtual.
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.
On the eve of the four-year anniversary of the announcement of the Muslim, refugee and African Ban, which was just rescinded by President Joe Biden following his inauguration last week, We Are All America and its partners are launching the national “Opportunity for All” campaign, led by former refugees, asylees, and immigrants. The vibrant campaign is designed to shift social, political, and economic conditions so that refugees and other new arrivals can achieve their full potential and ensure that the United States remains a nation of opportunity for those seeking freedom, safety, and refuge.
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.
n a year in which America has confronted and wrestled with its racist past and continuing racial inequality, the experience and perspectives of Black immigrants and refugees will be front and center at the National Immigrant Integration Conference 2020— New American Dreams, to be held Dec. 8-9.