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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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Feb 11, 2019

Protecting and Standing with Immigrant and Border Communities

30 Latinx organizations have joined Hispanic Federation and Green Latinos in sending a letter to Congressional leadership, and the representatives negotiating a border security deal, that highlights our strong, unified message that we stand with immigrant communities. We strongly oppose any funding for a hateful wall.
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Dec 11, 2018

Hispanic Federation Comments on Proposed "Public Charge" Rule Change

Since the beginning of this year, we have seen our communities negatively affected by misinformation surrounding the Trump administration’s proposed public charge rule. On October 10, 2018, the Trump administration published its long-feared "public charge proposal in the federal register. The public comment period for this rule ended on Dec. 10, 2018, and Hispanic Federation joined hundreds of thousands of people and organizations who submitted comments in opposition to this most cruel of rule changes.

Nov 6, 2018

Stop Family Detention

Hispanic Federation today joined many other civil rights organizations in submitting comments to the Department of Homeland Security outlining our opposition to the Trump’s Administration’s proposed rule that would remove long-standing protections for immigrant children. The regulation proposed would affect what is known as the Flores Settlement, and it would allow the federal government to detain immigrant children indefinitely. They would be stripped of any existing legal protections and the level of care in these immigration jails would significantly reduced.

Jun 29, 2017

Testimony on ICE in the courthouse

Good Afternoon. My name is Fryda Guedes and I am the Director of Immigration and Civic Engagement at the Hispanic Federation. Chair Lancman and committee members, thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of Hispanic Federation and the more than 60 Latino-led community based organizations we represent in New York.