About the Office for New Americans

About Us

The New York State Office for New Americans, founded in 2012, is the nation’s first statutorily created immigrant services office. ONA assists all new Americans with accessing and navigating a variety of free services and support through its statewide network of community-based providers.

About New Americans

In the delivery of its services, New York State’s Office for New Americans defines “new Americans” as “an individual born abroad and their children, irrespective of immigration status.” New York understands the complexity of each individual’s situation and as such, new Americans are not defined solely by their immigration status, but by their desire to contribute to the State’s social, civic, and economic life. 

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