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.

Immigrant Advocates Encouraged by Increased Immigrant Inclusion in New Federal COVID-19 Relief Package, But Assert the Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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…

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More than 130,000 Newly Naturalized Citizens in Georgia Can Sway the Outcome of 2021 Senate Runoff Election, GALEO, AAAJ-Atlanta and NPNA Report Finds  

  More than 130,000 Newly Naturalized Citizens in Georgia Can Sway the Outcome of 2021 Senate Runoff Election, GALEO, AAAJ-Atlanta and NPNA Report Finds   A report release today sheds light on the potential impact of newly naturalized citizens on national, state, and local elections Facebook LIVE Recording Available Here   ATLANTA, GA – More…

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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.

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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Newly Naturalized New Mexico Can Sway the Outcome of 2020 Election, Somos, El CENTRO and NPNA Report Finds 

New Mexico – Around 18,000 people have naturalized in New Mexico since 2014, according to a report released today by El CENTRO Poder y Acción, El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos’ new sister 501c4 advocacy organization in Albuquerque, Somos Acción, the 501c4 sister organization to Somos un Pueblo Unido in New Mexico, CAFé Acción, sister organization to NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe in Las Cruces, and National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). These new citizens and potential voters, the majority of whom are women and originally from Mexico, can make an outsized impact on local and congressional elections, where margins are tight.

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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Appellate Court Ruling Terminating TPS for Black and Latinx Immigrants is a Concession to a Racist Agenda 

Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration from terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants originally from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The ruling could also negatively impact a separate lawsuit challenging the administration’s termination of TPS for immigrants from Honduras and Nepal.