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Mar 6, 2020

Asylum Seekers in Remain in Mexico / “Migrant Protection Protocols” Policy

Hispanic Federation is proud to join over 150 community, faith based, human rights, legal and refugee assistance orgs to urge DHS to end the “Migrant Protection Protocols” (“MPP”), and allow asylum seekers to pursue refugee protection safely in the U.S. as required by U.S. law and treaties. We all stand ready to provide assistance to asylum seekers in the United States.

Mar 4, 2020

S​upport For​ F​unding of​ S​tatewide​ U​niversal R​epresentation P​rogram in M​aryland

Hispanic Federation joined CASA and 42 other Maryland organizations in calling members of Maryland General Assembly to fund a statewide universal representation program for Maryland through the FY 2021 budget. Under a universal representation program, Maryland would fund legal representation in civil immigration court for detained Maryland residents who are in deportation proceedings and cannot otherwise afford representation. The program would also provide critically needed wraparound support services for these individuals and their families.

Oct 29, 2019

HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act

Being healthy should not depend on immigration status. Immigrant women need the HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act to access crucial and comprehensive health care that is central to their agency and their lives, their families, and their communities. That’s why Hispanic Federation supports the HEAL Act.

Sep 12, 2019

Community Letter to Congress Urges No Gag Rules

The Trump administration's gag rule forced Planned Parenthood and other providers out of the Title X program — and now we’re on the brink of a public health crisis. Hispanic Federation has joined Planned Parenthood Federation of America and 130+ groups in a community letter to reject the gag rule.

Sep 5, 2019

Over 150 Organizations Call for USCIS to Fully Restore Deferred Action Adjudications

On September 4, 2019, HF joined more than 150 organizations in sending a letter to USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli calling for the agency to fully restore its acceptance and adjudication of deferred action requests.

Sep 4, 2019

Civil Rights Principles for Safe, Healthy, and Inclusive School Climates

The Leadership Conference Education Fund is joined by Hispanic Federation and more than 50 civil rights and education organizations in urging policymakers to ensure all students can learn in safe, healthy, and inclusive environments. Congress must help educators and communities in creating and maintaining safe schools where all students are provided with equal educational opportunities.

Jul 10, 2019

Civil Rights Principles for Higher Education

The Leadership Conference Education Fund released 10 key policy briefs for ways in which policymakers can protect civil rights through higher education policy. The key recommendations discuss the changes needed to create a higher education system that offers meaningful equal opportunity and success for all students.

Jun 26, 2019

150+ Organizations Support Legislation to Mitigate Harm to Children in Immigration Actions

Hispanic Federation joined 150+ 150+ organizations in support of legislation to mitigate harm to children in immigration actions.
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Jun 26, 2019

Civil Society Statement on Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Debt Restructuring Agreement

Hispanic Federation joined Puerto Rico stakeholders and allies in demanding that Puerto Rico’s legislature reject the Power Authority Debt Restructuring Agreement.

Jun 18, 2019

Hispanic Federations Joins 123 Organizations Opposing the Nomination of Ken Cuccinelli to Serve as USCIS Director

Hispanic Federation joined more than 120 organizations in urging the U.S. Senate to oppose the nomination of Ken Cuccinelli to serve as USCIS Director.
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