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.
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.
Congress must move swiftly to impeach Trump to prevent more bloodshed, to hold him accountable for inciting insurrection, and for the last four years of division and destruction.
Immigrant Advocates Encouraged by Increased Immigrant Inclusion in New Federal COVID-19 Relief Package, But Assert the Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough WASHINGTON – Last night, Congress passed a historic $900 billion stimulus package after over eight months of gridlock, which includes stimulus checks for some U.S. citizens in mixed-status families who were previously left…
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.
As the Trump administration nears its final days, it is leaving as it arrived: by limiting access to citizenship through a series of policies and practices that make it more difficult for millions of eligible immigrants to navigate the long naturalization process.
As part of the New American Voters 2020 campaign, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) joined Latino Decisions in a teleconference to breakdown the latest voting data from the Latino Decision’s American Election Eve Poll, and discuss the impact of Latino, Asian American and other newly naturalized citizen communities on the outcomes in politically important states such as Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
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,…
New American voters had a massive impact on the 2020 election, exercising a powerful electoral voice in many politically important states across the country like Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Organizing efforts carried out nationwide by the immigrant and refugee rights movement have helped millions to naturalize and exercise their new rights as citizens. Today we celebrate our communities’ strong civic engagement and commitment to democracy and justice. The number of naturalized citizens, along with U.S.-born voters from Black and Brown communities, proved critical in determining the next president.
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…