Thursday, July 18, 2024

President of NCLR closes conference with powerful message to leaders

In her closing speech, Ms. Murguia said they consider campaigning against illegal immigration the same as campaigning against immigrants and Hispanics in general.

“Make no mistake. This is about all of us,” she said. “Most Latinos aren’t immigrants. More than 80 percent of Hispanics in this country are U.S. citizens or legal residents. But, you can’t tell that just by looking at us.”

She listed several citizens and legal U.S. residents who have been detained or caught up in immigration raids.

Ms. Murguia said she hopes November’s elections will be the coming of age for Hispanic voters: “I would hope that on Nov. 5, there would be a message sent that the Latino community has projected their demographics into political strength.”

Washington Times


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