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Feb 24, 2022

Latino Civil Rights Groups Immigration Letter

We, the undersigned Hispanic civil rights organizations, write to urge you to delay no further in using your wide array of executive authorities to protect America’s undocumented workers and their families. As we anticipate your State of the Union address and statements of unequivocal support for immigration reform, we wish to impress upon you the urgency to act and our expectation that your Administration will move forward alone, if needed, to protect our communities.
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Feb 24, 2022

Letter Requesting Relief and Protection Status for Ukraine

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Hispanic Federation joined 177 organizations requesting that President Biden grant Special Student Relief for international students from Ukraine and TPS or DED designation.

Feb 14, 2022

Civil Rights Groups Letter to Department of Justice Regarding Insular Cases

Hispanic Federation joined the ACLU, LatinoJustice & 10+ groups sent a letter to the. Justice Department calling out the administration for using racist, draconian legal arguments to defend its position on cases involving the territories. Read the full letter.
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Jan 26, 2021

Letter to Gov. Ron De Santis of Florida

With about one in 14 people in Florida having been infected with the virus, and an increasing death toll, Florida’s coronavirus rates are twice as high among Latinos than among Caucasians. Latinos face significant barriers to accessing health care, including their proximity to health care services, previous negative experiences with health care (including discrimination, income, and insurance), and immigration status.

Jan 22, 2021

Hispanic Federation Priorities for Latino and Immigrant Communities for the Biden-Harris Administration - First 100 Days

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the structural racism and barriers to opportunity that are entrenched in our society and disproportionately impact Latino, BIPOC, and immigrant communities. We also know that socioeconomic disparities, carried forward, are not only unfair to our communities, but will become a compounded drag on U.S. society and the economy. Hispanic Federation looks forward to working with you and your Administration to address the most critical issues facing Hispanic and immigrant families today.

Oct 6, 2020

Hispanic Federation Joins 200 Organizations Committed to Achieving Health Equity

HF encourages US Senators to join Senator Mazie K Hirono and become a co-sponsor of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2020, the Senate companion to Congressman Jesus “Chuy” García’s H.R. 6637 introduced in April 2020. The pandemic has exposed long-standing racial and ethnic health disparities. The HEAA is the only legislation that directly addresses the intersections of health disparities and immigration status, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and socio-economic status.
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Sep 9, 2020

Appropriations Letter to Congress for Educational Initiatives Working with Underserved Communities

As a member of the Hispanic Education Coalition, Hispanic Federation requests from Congress support to programs and organizations that invest in equal access to education for Latinx and underserved communities. The programs and organizations in question focus on initiatives around Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education; Higher Education; Adult Education; and Civil Rights enforcement in academia, all with an emphasis on improving the quality of and access to education for underserved and Latinx communities, including migratory communities and low-income communities of color.
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Aug 6, 2020

Comment Submitted Opposing Proposed Changes Weakening Civil Rights Data Collection for Students

Hispanic Federation joins comments submitted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in response to a notice published in the Federal Register on 7/7/20 regarding the Dept of Education's intention to weaken Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) through proposed changes to the 2020-2021 CRDC Data Elements from the previously-approved 2017-18 CRDC Information Collection. It is vitally important to preserve the scope, frequency, and public accessibility of the information. A comprehensive, timely, and accessible CRDC is essential to ensuring equal educational opportunity and compliance with nondiscrimination laws.
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Jul 28, 2020

Congress Must Include Immigrants in Covid Relief

Hispanic Federation joins nearly 800 organizations calling on Congress to include immigrant workers, taxpayers and their US citizen family members in the next Covid relief bill.
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Jul 20, 2020

Letter to Congress Requesting Inclusion of Pandemic TANF Assistance Act in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Hispanic Federation joined Children's Defense Fund, First Focus on Children, Coalition on Human Needs, and over 170 additional organizations in a letter to Congress requesting the next COVID-19 relief package include the Pandemic Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Assistance Act (S. 3672). The inclusion would grant families access to flexible emergency assistance to cover groceries, utility bills, rent, and other basic necessities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the economic struggle of millions of families and children.