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NPNA and the White House Task Force on New Americans

NPNA submitted recommendations to the White House Task Force on New Americans that highlight promising practices, examples of effective local programs, and represent the needs of our immigrant and refugee communities.

By the end of March, the Task Force will submit recommendations to the President for federal actions that promote the integration of new Americans.

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Brad Wong, Immigration Conference to Focus on 'Inclusive Democracy', Equal Voice, December 9, 2014

Tanvi Misra, On Immigration, Gaining the Support of Mayors Is as Much Practical as It Is Political, The Atlantic CityLab, December 9, 2014

Roxana Kopetman, Free events in L.A., O.C. promise help on Obama's immigration plan, Orange County Register, December 11, 2014

Kate Linthicum, Immigrants Get Advice on Eligibility for Delayed-Deportation Programs, Los Angeles Times, December 14, 2014

Julia Preston, Undocumented Immigrants Line Up For Door Opened by Obama, New York Times, December 14, 2014

Thousands Attend Immigration Forum on Obama's Reform Plan, CBS Los Angeles, December 14, 2014

Indocumentados asisten a jornada sobre alivio migratorio en EU, La Cronica, December 14, 2014

Isaias Alvarado, Realizan foro migratorio en Los Ángeles, La Opinion, December 14, 2014

Undocumented Immigrants to Receive Consulting Services, China News, December 14, 2014

Preguntas y respuestas sobre acción ejecutiva, Univision, December 14, 2014

Roxana Kopetman, Forum aims to provide answers, offers details on new immigration regulations, Orange County Register, December 14, 2014

Tanvi Misra, In Europe and America, Segregation Continues, The Atlantic CITYLAB, September 22, 2014

Michael Howard Saul, Push for Immigrants to Become Citizens, Wall St. Journal, September 17, 2014

Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, New York City Mayor de Blasio and Citi Launch Cities for Citizenship, MarketWatch, September 17, 2014

Jennifer G. Hickey, Big-city Mayors, Seeing Gain, Push Citizenship for Immigrants, Newsmax, September 17, 2014

John Byrne, Chicago part of U.S. citizenship push for legal immigrants, Chicago Tribune, September 17, 2014

Cities push for citizenship, confirmation hearing for new ICE chief, immigration and tight Senate races, 89.3 KPCC, September 17, 2014

Jamie Reyes, Ciudades invierten para que más inmigrantes se hagan ciudadanos, Vivelo Hoy, September 17, 2014

Cristian DeMarco, Ayuda para la ciudadanía en Nueva York, Telemundo, September 17, 2014

Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, New York City Mayor de Blasio and Citi Launch Cities for Citizenship, Park Forest ENews, September 17, 2014

Ivan Pereira, De Blasio, Chicago, L.A. mayors form initiative to help immigrants, AM New York, September 17, 2014

Michael Oleaga, Citizenship and Immigration Services to Naturalize Over 27,000 New Citizens, Latin Post, September 17, 2014

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    You are eligible to apply for citizenship at no cost if:

    • You receive public benefits (i.e. TANF, SSI, LINK, Medicaid)
    • Your family earns 150% of the poverty level or less, according to the table below:

    # of people living in household..........150% poverty level
    1.............................................................$16,755
    2.............................................................$22,695
    3.............................................................$28,635
    4.............................................................$34,575
    5.............................................................$40,515
    6.............................................................$46,455
    7.............................................................$52,395
    8.............................................................$58,335
    For Each Additional Person, Add.............$5,940

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    • Bring last year’s federal income tax return.
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