The New Americans Alliance for Policy and Research (NAAPR) builds the prosperity, influence, and inclusion of refugees and immigrants through policy advocacy, education, research, and community-driven programs.
We seek a world where no humans are forced to flee their homelands, and , until then, a world where those who have been forced to flee are honored, respected, and welcomed with open arms.
Our journey started in 2007, when our founder envisioned and organized the first ever Refugee and Immigrant Legislative Day in Washington State. Through collaboration with more than 30 nonprofits, we affirmed the notion that a unified front will produce the most progress for the rights of all refugees and immigrants, regardless of group identity.
In 2021, NAAPR was established with the primary purpose of harnessing the power and activism of New Americans to promote their prosperity, influence, and inclusion. Through advocacy, education, policy analysis, and research, our goal is to disseminate information and to provide New Americans with the tools they need to better engage in civic discourse, shape public policy, and champion community action research that would inform policy and practice, affecting their lives. We seek long-term collaboration with refugee and immigrant organizations, legislators, media, academia, and New Americans to change the current false narrative about refugees and immigrants that constructs them as criminals, terrorists, and a burden on resources.
How We’re Different
Our mission focuses on advocacy, education, policy, and research as the primary means to advance the interest and influence of New Americans.
We energize New Americans to get engaged in policy discussions and offer solutions.
We work with New Americans to reshape the dominant narrative that refugees and immigrants are individuals without any personal or political agency, devoid of valued skills, who seek a home in the United States in order to inflict harm and drain its resources.
We highlight the factors contributing to forced migration, the world-wide refugee crisis, and U.S. immigration and refugee admission policies.
Our Core Values
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