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Mar 22, 2020

Funds for Voting Procedures and Policies During COVID-19

Hispanic Federation joins the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' Voting Rights Task Force and other organizations in calling Congress to appropriate funds in the upcoming Coronavirus economic stimulus legislation that would ensure public safety and an inclusive and fair voting process for 2020 primary and general elections.
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Mar 22, 2020

Call for Credit and Debit Protections to Address Financial Distress from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic creates financial stress for millions of people and small businesses in the United States. Hispanic Federation joins in calling Congress to implement credit and debit protections to relieve financial distress.
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Mar 21, 2020

An unprecedented response: Nearly 800 non-governmental organizations call on ICE to release all people

Today, 763 non-governmental organizations sent a letter to Matthew T. Albence, Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), calling for ICE to immediately release all people currently detained in immigration detention, cease all local enforcement operations, and eliminate ICE check-ins and mandatory court appearances.
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Mar 20, 2020

Immigrant Exclusion From COVID-19 Health and Economic Relief

Hispanic Federation supports the National Immigration Law Center in denouncing the two major provisions of the proposed COVID-19 relief bill that excludes millions of immigrant families.
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Mar 19, 2020

ICE's Response to COVID-19: Release all people and cease enforcement operations

In view of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the government’s inadequate response to it, the Hispanic Federation and the undersigned organizations, demand that the Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) order the immediate release of all people detained in ICE custody.
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Mar 18, 2020

FY 2021 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bills

As Congress considers the FY2021 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill, we the undersigned national, state, and local organizations call on Congress to dramatically cut the budgets of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to include measures that prevent the administration from exceeding the amounts appropriated by Congress, and preclude the use of funds for programs that unlawfully put asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution in harm’s way.
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Mar 17, 2020

Poorly Targeted Tax Cuts Not a Response to COVID-19 Emergency

Hispanic Federation has joined 60 organizations in urging for an aggressive response to the economic and societal impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but caution against allowing this national emergency to be used to demand tax cuts that will be poorly targeted, lack the biggest bang-for-the-buck, and favor those families that have the most resources to weather the crisis.
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Mar 17, 2020

Voting Rights Coalition Letter: Protect Voting Rights and Public Safety in Response to COVID-19

Hispanic Federation joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Voting Rights Task Force to urge Congress and all state elections officials to adopt and fund a number of key policies to ensure both the public’s safety and the orderly conduct of the 2020 primary and general elections in light of the current threat posed by COVID-19.
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Mar 16, 2020

Cut the FY 2021 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bills

Hispanic Federation joined United We Dream and more than 200 national, state, and local organizations in urging Congress dramatically cut the budget of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to include measures that prevent the administration from exceeding the amounts appropriated by Congress, and preclude the use of funds for programs that unlawfully put asylum-seekers fleeing violence and persecution in harm’s way. It is time to defund hate.
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Mar 11, 2020

Sign-on Letter to Senate Leadership Denouncing Coronavirus Racism

Hispanic Federation is proud to join the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans and over 260 civil rights organizations in calling upon House and Senate leadership to denounce anti-Asian racism around COVID-19. As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in the U.S., anti-Asian racist incidents towards Asian American families and businesses. Our country needs to be united during a pandemic.
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