Sunday, July 21, 2024

NHLA launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign

Immigration Reform
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has launched a new campaign called Latinos United for Immigration Reform, which will encourage Latinos to unite their community together and support comprehensive immigration reform.

“The Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign is the largest effort of its kind to organize our community,” says Hector Sanchez, Chair of NHLA. “We will travel the country building a grassroots network that will ensure Congress hears our message loud and clear: fair, effective, comprehensive immigration reform before the August recess.”

This campaign is said to feature 60 townhalls across the nation. Some Latino leaders have also called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation with principles that included “family unity, due process and a pathway to citizenship.”

The Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign is supported by various nationally-recognized Latino organizations such as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), the Hispanic Federation, SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc., and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC).

“The groups in this coalition represent a wide variety of viewpoints, but we are united on what we believe should be the core principles of any comprehensive immigration reform package,” says Janet Murguia, President and CEO of NCLR. “This is a message we will take to our community and in turn, they will take to their elected representatives.”