C4C Celebrates Reaching 100 Cities & Counties Committed To Increasing Citizenship Access

The Cities for Citizenship (C4C) nonpartisan national initiative celebrates the milestone of 100 city and county partners. The initiative of cities and counties working to increase citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents and to encourage investment in citizenship and financial empowerment programs was co-founded by the National Partnership for New Americans, Citi as the founding corporate partner, and the Center for Popular Democracy in 2014. 

NPNA Applauds Confirmation of First DHS Secretary of Latino Immigrant Origin

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.

NPNA and Welcoming America Applaud Reestablishment of the Task Force on New Americans, Call for Continued Federal Leadership on Immigrant Inclusion

President Joe Biden today fulfilled a key campaign promise by re-establishing the Task Force on New Americans, a cross-agency effort to coordinate and advance the proactive inclusion of immigrants into the fabric of American society. Renewal of the Task Force following four years of federal inaction on immigrant inclusion is another signal of an urgently needed new chapter in the federal government’s approach to immigration. 

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. 

On Inauguration Day, Immigrant Rights Advocates Are Ready for Reform

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.

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 Condemns Historically Low Refugee Resettlement Allotment for FY2021

NPNA Condemns Historically Low Refugee Resettlement Allotment for FY2021 National coalition calls on our elected officials to live up to our nation’s values of refuge and welcoming   WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump administration signed a Presidential Determination slashing refugee admissions to the United States to just 15,000 individuals for Fiscal Year 2021. This historically…

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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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