New Travel Ban Targets Muslims and Violates Freedom of Religious Rights

By LULAC WASHINGTON, D.C. – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) condemns President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, stating it remains a ban on Muslims and violates freedom of religious rights by solely targeting Muslim-majority countries. The new order removed Iraq from the list of countries but still targets Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia,… Leer más New Travel Ban Targets Muslims and Violates Freedom of Religious Rights

LULAC Condemns DHS Memos That Set the Stage for Mass Deportations

Source: LULAC Enforcement Priorities Apply to Almost Every Undocumented Immigrant WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a series of memos detailing the enforcement procedures for President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and border security. Under the new guidance, the Department of Homeland Security has effectively ended the Obama-era focus on… Leer más LULAC Condemns DHS Memos That Set the Stage for Mass Deportations

LULAC Concerned with Reports of Trump’s Deportation Police Rounding up Latino Families

Photo Diario de NY WASHINGTON, DC – Recent reports indicate that in the last 48 hours, a surge in deportations conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have resulted in the detainment of numerous individuals, including those designated as “low priority” for deportation, pursuant to the Obama Administration’s priorities for removal. In response, LULAC… Leer más LULAC Concerned with Reports of Trump’s Deportation Police Rounding up Latino Families

LULAC Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

Source: LULAC WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States. Despite the controversy surrounding his appointment, the Senate confirmed him in a vote of 52-47. “The confirmation of Sessions as the next Attorney General is a striking blow to the future of… Leer más LULAC Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

LULAC Applauds Appointment of New Commissioners to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced the appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to serve as commissioners for six year terms on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission is a bipartisan, independent commission composed of eight commissioners who exercise discretion over a range of civil rights issues. The Commission is often… Leer más LULAC Applauds Appointment of New Commissioners to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

LULAC Commends Senators for Introducing BRIDGE Act to Protect DACA Recipients

Foto: Immigration Impact WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin(D-IL) and Senator Lindsey Graham(R-SC) introduced the BRIDGE Act, the Bar Removal of Immigrants Who Dream and Grow the Economy Act. The bill would provide three years of protection to individuals who came to United States as children. In response, LULAC National President,… Leer más LULAC Commends Senators for Introducing BRIDGE Act to Protect DACA Recipients

A Message from LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr.

Dear LULAC Members, First, let me begin by congratulating everyone on an outstanding job you did in getting out the vote. We began by turning out an unprecedented number of Latinos to go and participate in the Iowa caucuses and concluded with being a part of a tremendous movement that saw a surge of Latinos… Leer más A Message from LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr.

LULAC Celebrates as Texas Acknowledges Rights Under Birthright Citizenship

Foto: Alipac “The Republican Governor of Texas and the Attorney General continue their assault on the Latino community in Texas. It is estimated that in the period from 2010 to today the Republican Governor has spent approximately $30 million in taxpayer funds on his personal agenda attacking Latinos and other minorities in the area of… Leer más LULAC Celebrates as Texas Acknowledges Rights Under Birthright Citizenship

Legal Protections Must be Extended to Refugee Children of Central America

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to recent federal statistics, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued deportation orders to over 7,700 children without giving any of those children the benefit of counsel or even the opportunity to appear in court and state their case. In the fall of 2013, an unprecedented number of children fled El… Leer más Legal Protections Must be Extended to Refugee Children of Central America