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.
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).
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.
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.