Friday, November 1, 2019

New Deal for New Americans Introduced in Congress

The National Partnership for New Americans has been working on a policy platform that is now a proposed. Called the New Deal for New Americans.

The New Deal for New Americans Act is a first-of-its-kind integration and inclusion package that will strengthen the infrastructure of the immigration system in an effort to complement future reform. The bill will notably reduce the fee for applying for citizenship and expand fair and full access to citizenship, support inclusion activities across the country, and significantly expand refugee resettlement in the U.S. by welcoming 110,000 refugees.

The bill is co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Grace Meng (NY); Jesús García (IL), and Pramila Jayapal (WA). Though it may not be enacted as legislation in the near term, it is an aspirational vision for how the United States can build a more welcoming and inclusive society in a time of division and anti-immigrant exclusion.

Meng NPNA Garcia NPNA
Jayapal NPNA


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