New Americans Success Act of 2015

This week Congressman Cardenas (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) introduced the New American Success Act of 2015 (HR3201) to promote the integration and naturalization of immigrants in the U.S.  Among other things, the bill would provide lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with better access to English-language and civics programs and other support through the naturalization process, and create a grant program to reduce barriers to citizenship and establish ‘Integration Success Grants’ to encourage integration partnerships among states, municipalities and nonprofits. This bi-partisan piece of legislation has the support of many organizations like the National Council of La Raza, the National Immigration Forum and the NALEO Education Fund.  HR3201 has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.